Kim Youpa MBACP Registered and Accredited. Dip.Couns.
I am an accredited counsellor with BACP with over 12 years experience. I am also a Supervisor and hold a L5 Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I work from a Person Centred integrative model and practice from a room in my local church in Capel St Mary. I offer a safe, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore your feelings and emotions. I work with individuals and couples across a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationships, self esteem, anger, bereavement and loss.
I initially offer 6 sessions but if you find you need more time, then that can be arranged. I work at your pace. I receive regular supervision and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I am also a registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Continued Professional Development Training
Bereavement and Loss
Working with issues around Suicide
Post Diploma Certificate in PC Couples Counselling
Dissociation and Dissociative disorder
Disordered Eating and Attachment
Mindfulness and Mentalising
Anxiety and Depression
I have completed over 2000 hours of counselling in 12 years and have a successful private practice.
I am a Parent Counsellor working in a local school in Ipswich
I am a volunteer counsellor for Inspire Counselling Training in Ipswich.
I am a L2/L3 Tutor delivering courses for Barnabas Counselling & Training as well as Co ITutor for L4 Diploma.
I am a Supervisior and hold a L5 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40 per 1 hour session for individuals
£60 per 1 hour session for couples
£60 per 1.5 hour sessions for Supervision
I want counselling and Supervision to be available and affordable to anyone who needs to access it. With this in mind, I aim to keep my fees as low as possible.
I am currently available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -8:30 and Thursday mornings between 9:00 - 13:00