Kim Spicer

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Psychotherapist and Relationship Counsellor UKCP Registered
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Finchley N3 & London NW3
Available for new clients
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About me

There can be times in our lives when we experience distressing events or feelings that seem overwhelming. This can be due to a particular circumstance, such as difficulties in our current relationships, work-related stress, illness, bereavement, or dealing with painful memories from our childhood. Sometimes, we do no know what makes us feel the way we do. All we know is that life has become distressing or even intolerable. At these times, talking therapy may be a helpful option. 

I realize the thought of meeting with a therapist can be daunting, but it provides the opportunity to make sense of your individual circumstances, leaving you better equipped to cope with the future. Ideas, thoughts and feelings can be aired in a non-judgemental and confidential setting during the sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist for over 28 years in various settings, including as the staff counsellor at St Mary's Hospital and the Counselling Service Manager for MIND in Barnet. I am experienced in providing short-term-focused counselling or longer-term psychoanalytic therapy. I am qualified to see couples, having trained with Relate as a relationship counsellor and facilitating therapy groups and having trained as a group analyst at the IGA.

In addition to seeing individuals and couples, I currently work as a clinical supervisor at Highgate Counselling Service and as the Diploma Course Convenor at the Institute of Group Analysis. I was also a senior tutor at Birkbeck College, University of London, on the Adult MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling for several years.

UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist: Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists (2007) and Group Analyst: IGA (2022)

MSc. Psychodynamic Counselling, Birkbeck London University (1997)

MA Organizational Consultancy, Tavistock Clinic and UEL (2007)

Relate Level 5 Training: Relationship Counsellor (2016)

Diploma in Supervision, Institute of Group Analysis, London (2014)

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals £60 to £75 depending on the time of day

Couples £70 to £90 depending on the time of day

Occasionally I have a concessionary day time slot available.

Further information

My consulting room is a 15 minute walk from Finchley Central Underground station.  There are no parking restrictions.

London, Greater London, NW3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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