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Registered MBACP, BA Hons

About me

Hello, I'm Kimberley, Qualified MBACP Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor.

Feeling disrupted and disconnected from your ‘normal’ self is so uncomfortable. Our system seeks balance and when we don’t feel we can achieve this with our usual strategies and our resources seem stretched, a therapist can be useful.

What to expect working with me - I offer an individualised style of counselling to adults and young people (age 15 upwards). From a person centred perspective, I will listen, and explore with you what is troubling, drawing on various approaches to psychotherapy.

You can expect a safe space of reflection, sensitive conversing, thinking and feeling which enables clients to understand their structure of self, relationship patterns and blocks to wellbeing. Throughout my years of experience in mental health and wellbeing, I have worked with a diverse range of people including, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse and Special Needs.

Everyone is different so I will respect and value you, your background, culture and circumstances. I work sensitively, tracking client’s emotional temperature and at times bringing in emotional regulation techniques to ensure stability. I also understand how Sensory Processing Disorder and eating disorders such as; ARFID can impact one's life. 

Finding a counsellor can be a daunting process - the counselling relationship is collaborative and it’s important that you feel comfortable with me. In our first meeting we gain a sense of if it feels right for us to work together. I offer a reduced fee for the initial consultation, an opportunity for you to share in confidence what has led you to counselling.

I can explain how I work and answer any questions you may have, and we would talk about what you would like to gain from the therapy and any particular areas you would like to focus on - do get in touch to arrange this.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Trauma
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Trauma Informed Certificate - Trauma Recovery Centre
  • Sirona Level 3 Autism Spectrum Speech and Language
  • BA Honours Degree in Design

Practice description.

Primarily, my focus has been on attachment and the absolute necessity of a reliable, non judgemental, congruent and empathetic relationship. Where clients feel safe enough to explore their experiences and feelings.

People I’ve worked with learn about themselves and their relationships. They learn how to deal with adversity and develop more empathy. Subsequently, they are happier in themselves and achieve personal goals.

My understanding theoretically, practically and personally allows me to be able to sit person to person providing an environment for growth. I work at the client’s pace and enable them to see more clearly where presenting issues started, allowing them to be reconciled.

Creatively, we’ll work together to bring about changes and move forward. This approach encourages autonomy and authenticity. It enables clients to embrace the complexity in their lives and continue to learn about themselves.

I also work with local charities including a young persons agency. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I offer face to face sessions at the Widcombe Therapy Rooms in Bath at £45.

I also offer concessions, please get in touch to discuss this.

Telephone and online sessions via Zoom are also an option.

Further information

How many sessions?

Everyone is different, some people will require a limited number of sessions, others longer term work which can be open ended. During our initial meeting we can decide together what will be best for you. If you decide to continue, appointments are once a week for 50 minutes.

Widcombe Therapy Room, 4 Millbrook Place, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4JY

Type of session

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