Kim Sharp Dip. Couns. MBACP
I'm Kim and I am a Humanistic Counsellor, working in a Person Centred approach. Counsellor's don't fix your problems or issues and they can't magic them away. However, what we can do is to help guide and support you using specialised tools and techniques and help you to find your own way through, in a safe and warm environment. I work in a Person Centred Approach. However, dependant on client and their individual needs, sometimes I use tools and techniques from other approaches, such as the 'Psychodynamic' and 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy' methods of counselling. I have been a Person Centred Counsellor for almost 4 years and have worked with issues such as bereavement, relationship issues, body image and low self esteem. I also specialise in survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
I offer open ended counselling, which means a client can come for as long as they feel they need to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have been a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) since qualifying. I work within strict professional and ethical codes of practice.
I work with clients presenting a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues and specialise working with survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse.
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
Survivors of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse
Sessions will be held weekly at a fee of £40. I also offer telephone counselling (30 min. or less, sessions at £25.00) after a first initial face to face session (£40.00).