Kim Reid Armstrong
I am a qualified CBT therapist and I practise an integrative approach to therapy based on the foundation of first and foremost, forming an honest, safe, genuine, transparent and non judgemental connection that will allow us to work well together.
Through my experience of working with clients, I know the courage involved in taking the first step into therapy. This courage will be rewarded with meaningful change, as we work together to achieve your goals.
There is a fundamental and profound connection between our head, body,heart, mind and spirit. So in my work with clients, I appreciate the deep complexity which creates problems. I will work with you to ensure that we create the right conditions to resolve and heal the original issues as well as any related issues that emerge through our therapy.
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a main basis of therapy, we can work to get to the core of the issue. Understand what has created the problem and the action that needs to be taken to affect positive and enduring change. My approach to therapy/counselling is grounded in the principle that it is the building of trust between us that will offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your issues, with me alongside you. I am an integrative therapy practitioner and constantly embrace many of the leading-edge, innovative approaches to guide people in resolving their issues more quickly and thoroughly.
Please feel free to call for an initial chat and we can take things from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cosca Counselling Certificate, The Centre of Therapy, Glasgow.
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Group Work, PG Dip (Hons) The Centre of Therapy, Glasgow
I do volunteer counselling with a suicide prevention charity.
Offering free one to one and CBT group therapy to vulnerable client groups.
I am a member of COSCA and work to their code of conduct and ethics.
CPD Events attended:-
- Couples Counselling
- Working with Trauma
- Gaining Altitude
- Introduction to Schema
- Currently doing an online Diploma in DBT
Below is a list of the main issues or problem areas that I have experienced in working with clients :-
- Trauma (both developmental and situational)
- Relationship issues
- Divorce/Separation issues
- Parent/Child issues
- Sibling issues
- Low self-esteem/feelings of inadequacy
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Employer/Employee conflicts
- Money issues
- Sexual issues
- Anger Management
- Physical Illness issues
- Addictions (e.g., alcohol, drugs (legal & illegal), pornography, sex, internet, work, etc.)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial telephone consultation FREE
50 minute face to face CBT therapy session £45
50 minute couples CBT therapy session £75
In working collaboratively, in a safe and non-judgemental space, we can explore your issues and work within the framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you achieve positive and enduring change. This will enhance your quality of life and help improve your close personal and most important relationships.
One of my recent clients gave me this feedback..
"I would like to thank Kim for the understanding she gave me over a difficult period in my life .
Kim helped me to believe in myself again and bring back love and lightness into my once very sad eyes" female client Age 51