Kim Powell- Registered Member of MBACP (Accred)
My name is Kim and I work with clients in two locations, central Exeter and the Honiton area.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, anxiety, stress , relationship issues,feeling overwhelmed and overburdened, or a specific problem or event, which they cannot manage on their own.
When our relationships are working well, our lives are enhanced. When we have relationship problems it can seem difficult to understand and make sense of what is happening.
Sometimes those we are closest to, cannot offer the support we need. That is where counselling can help.
I believe that everyone can work through difficult times and problems and sometimes we need a bit of help.
Finding a counsellor can feel a bit overwhelming. I won't judge you. I will provide a safe and caring space so we can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Exploring the assumptions you have about yourself and your life can reveal patterns and behaviours which you may not have been aware of before.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own situation. It can help you find solutions, that you feel comfortable with.
Understanding how you see yourself and your place in the world, provides you with an opportunity to change the things which you are unhappy with, or which are holding you back.
Working in a person-centred way, I treat each of my clients as an individual focusing on their needs. I have been trained to work integratively which means I draw on multiple theories, I find a way of working that is best for each individual client, as no two people are the same.
I always strive to provide the best for all my clients, and continue to develop my own knowledge through attending regular training courses and events.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working in three different counselling agencies across Devon.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I strive to provide the best for all my clients, which is why after completing my qualification I have continued to develop my own knowledge through attending training courses and events.
Qualifications, certificates and additional training:
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CPCAB Counselling Studies
- RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Working with eating disorders
- Understanding abusive relationships
- Mindfulness therapy
- Experience of sexual abuse
- Therapeutic approaches of working with neuro linguistic programming (NLP)
- Working with trauma
- Grief and loss
- Nutrition and mental health
- Working with addiction
- Working therapeutically with dreams
- Couples counselling
- Full CRB clearance
- Registered and Accredited member of BACP
- Full indemnity insurance
I have worked at the Quiet Mind centre in Exmouth and the Margaret Jackson Centre in Exeter
and at the Intercom Trust in Exeter.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General anxiety disorder. Fear of death. LGBT. Shame
Each session lasts one hour and costs £50. I have some slots reserved for clients on benefits and low incomes, please contact me for further information.
Sessions tend to be weekly.
The length of time that we work together is not usually fixed. I offer short, medium and long term work to suit your individual needs.
If you would be happier to work together for a fixed amount of time this is something I am open to and we can discuss.
It’s very important that any counsellor you choose is someone you feel you are comfortable with and can talk to openly. So please talk to me informally about your needs, with no obligation, call+44 (0)7749 623421 or email me – I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.