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Face to Face, Online and Telephone counselling

About me

 Kim Knowles
MBACP: BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling, FdA Transactional Analysis, NCS Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People
Highcliffe BH25 & Christchurch BH23 -   07849125777
I offer face-to-face- counselling for individuals both Adults and Teenagers, offering support to overcome a variety of concerns such as bereavement, stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship difficulties

I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space, in a safe calm environment where we can work together, at your own pace, to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences to help you make sense of things and understand yourself better.  I work in a relational integrative style and tailored to meet the needs of my clients. . 
It can be very dauting to reach out and seek counselling. It is sometimes hard to know where to start, especially if you have never been to a counsellor before. Therefore it is important that you feel comfortable, with this in mind I offer a free 20 minute, no obligation, telephone conversation to determine if I am the right counsellor for you

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor BA(Hons)  and a FdA in Transactional Analysis  trained to work with adults and in addition I have completed  training in working with young people NCS Level 5 Certificate .   I work both short term and long term with clients.

I have experience in volunteering with a Bereavement Charity, working with Adults in a local Counselling service and working a Charity with Young people, and working with clients of all ages within my Private Practice.

  • BA (Hons) Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
  • FdA in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
  • Certified Online Therapist
  • Cert. in Working with Young People's Mental Health
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training Programme Face to Face
  • Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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From £45.00 to £52.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50 per 50 min individual session
  • £45 per 50 mins individual session on-line

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Christchrch, Dorset, BH23

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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