Kim McAllister

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MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip.Couns, MNCPS(Accred),CYPT, MBPsS, MBACP
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Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About Me

Winner of the Child Therapist of the Year Award 2023

I am a registered and qualified counsellor, specialising in Play Therapy and working with Children and Young People. I am passionate about mental health and providing clients with the tools, interventions and skills necessary to tackle the challenges life throws at us.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate on the update service and I am fully insured to practise and work in the UK.

I am available for contractual work and can work for companies/organisations as well as schools, colleges and  universities.

I tailor play therapy and person centred therapy for clients aged from 4+. I believe mental health is just as important as physical health and that play therapy can open communication with even the shyest of children.

Find me on Facebook: Kim McAllister Counselling Ltd. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science Degree in Health Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (Hons)
  • Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Level 3 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in children and young people from age 4+

I also provide adult and senior therapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£45 per session (50minutes)

Discount for block bookings 

Contact me for Concessions

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When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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Further information

Children 4+
young people

Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Kim McAllister
Kim McAllister