Kim Hamilton Psychoanalytical psychotherapist UKCP CPJA
I have worked as a Psychotherapist for thirty years and have gained a wide experience working with both individuals and couples. My work is Psychoanalytical, which means looking at the connections between behaviours and emotions. Enabling understanding to piecing together patterns in our lives and make changes.
It is vital that during the sessions the client feels safe and in control of the process. The goal of therapy is to feel you have more autonomy in your life and greater wellbeing and happiness.
When making the commitment to start therapy it is important to know you will have a safe place to express feelings and be heard. Understanding emotions in a coherent way is key in making sense of our motivations. Improving confidence and self-esteem means difficult decisions to change our lives can be made.
The number and frequency of the sessions will be discussed at the first session. Fees are agreed with each client, a usual fee is £60 per fifty-minute session.
All the information is held in strict confidence.
Skype and phone sessions can be good alternative for some clients who are not able to travel for face-to-face sessions.
When making the commitment to start therapy it is important to feel that you are being heard and able to express your feelings safely.
Understanding our emotions is key in making sense of our motivations and the barriers we face to being happy. Improving confidence and self-esteem means difficult decisions can be faced up to.
I have worked as a psychotherapist / counsellor for nearly thirty years and have gained a wide experience working with both individuals and couples.
Over the years my psychotherapy / counselling practice has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, couples counselling, eating disorders, addictions, stress and obsessive behaviours. I have had particular experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and their families.
I work Psychoanalytically and with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). My training involved an eclectic approach to Freudian Jungian and Kleinian therapy. In recent years I have studied and worked with Attachment theory in adult life.
The number and frequency of the sessions will be discussed and agreed at the first session. Fees are agreed with each client, a usual fee is £60 per fifty-minute session.
All information is held in strict confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my postgraduate training in psychoanalysis at The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) in London, after I had trained in education at Borough Road College University of London.
I am registered with the Untied Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).
In recent years I have studied Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at the Institute for Education in London and Attachment theory in adult life, training with Dr. Una McCluskey at the University of York and with Dr. Dorothy Heard.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work Psychoanalytically and with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). My training involved an eclectic approach to Freudian Jungian and Kleinian therapy. In recent years I have studied and work with Attachment theory in adult life.
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Fees are agreed with each client, average fees are £60 per fifty-minute session.
My practice is located in Hurworth Place near Darlington.
It’s a 10 minute bus ride from Darlington town centre.
There is parking at the front of the building.
The consulting room is on the ground floor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|