Kim Hoskins MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist & Counsellor
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stuck or are having difficulties with relationships, I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore these problematic issues which prevent you from getting the most out of your life.
Whatever difficulties you’re feeling, working with a counsellor can give you the opportunity to talk and understand yourself, your life and your relationships better. Gaining this insight puts you in a stronger position to begin growing in confidence and start to make the changes or find the peace you want in your life.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, who has worked for several years both in the NHS and community settings. I am used to working with varied and complex issues and recognize the importance of being flexible and focusing on the individual, with their unique needs and concerns.
I offer counselling for a range of issues and can help you to recognise patterns and behaviours which have built up over time, so you can make sense of your feelings, enabling you to see and address your difficulties in a more manageable way.
I see people of all ages with various emotional and psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, abuse, self harm, divorce and relationship issues, anger, low self-esteem and many other problems which are listed below.
What to expect from counselling
Deciding to start counselling and then choosing the right therapist can feel like a bewildering task. Therefore, I offer an initial consultation meeting which gives you the opportunity to check out whether you think counselling is right for you and whether I am the right counsellor to help you.
I work with individuals and currently do not provide couples counselling.
If you choose to work with me we will meet once weekly for 50 minute sessions in a safe and private consulting room.
The length of therapy (be it short or longer term) depends on what you want to achieve and the types of issues you bring.
Please get in touch with any queries or questions about what therapy is about, to see if I can be of help to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling. Birkbeck, University of London
Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing, specialising in short term CBT interventions. University of Surrey.
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
In addition to private practice, my experience includes working in the NHS as a psychotherapist in a CMHRS (Community Mental Health Recovery Service) secondary care unit and an NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) primary care provider as well as in charitable community counselling settings.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
I believe in the importance of continuous professional development and regularly attend workshops and training events.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is important, therefore I would be very happy to meet with you for an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to talk about what's been going on for you, what you'd like to get from counselling, how I can be of help to you and if you feel able and comfortable for us to work together.
The fee for this initial 50-90 minute initial consultation/assessment meeting is £50.
Ongoing weekly 50 minute appointments ; £50 - £60 depending on financial situation
Sessions are available during the day times and evening.
A limited number of reduced fee sessions may be available for those on very low income or attending twice a week therapy.
Please note I offer individual counselling (not couples counselling).
Concessions offered for
If you feel counselling could help you, you can contact me by telephone or email. We will arrange an initial meeting at my consulting room to talk through why you are looking for support at this time.
If you find it difficult to pick up the phone, I would be happy to hear from you by e-mail on the email link button above or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To arrange an appointment, or for more information, please call Kim on 07983 634735
If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message, with your name and number. Please indicate if it is appropriate for me to call you back or leave a message on this number.
My practice is located in Reigate (north of the town and station). There is ample parking available or I am a 20 minute walk from Redhill or Reigate Railway station.