Kimberley Daly

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BSc (Hons), MSc, Adv. Dip, MBACP
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Budleigh Salterton EX9 & Liverpool L13
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About me

I believe that therapy doesn't have a one-size-fits-all approach; instead, the best method is the one that works best for you. Whether you're facing a current challenge or simply seeking support, I'm here to listen and offer guidance.

Hello, I'm Kimberley, a counselling psychotherapist passionate about supporting people on their unique life journeys. Originally from Liverpool, I now live in East Devon with my two dogs. My goal as a therapist is to provide the support that many have struggled to find elsewhere, focusing on those who often feel overlooked and unheard.

My Values and Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is integrative and humanistic, rooted in the belief that every individual possesses the strength to shape their narrative. Drawing inspiration from fairy tales, I see each client's journey as that of a downtrodden protagonist seeking their own happy ever after. While I don't claim to have a magical wand, I empower my clients to create their own happiness and break free from negative patterns holding them back.

These values are not just words to me; they reflect my approach to counselling and the principles I adhere to both professionally and personally. They are intrinsic to my practice and help to create an environment in which you can feel supported, and empowered to make changes in your life.

  • Authenticity – Authenticity dictates my commitment to genuine interactions. I strive to remain true to myself and my clients, ensuring our sessions are open and sincere. This authenticity fosters a space for you to be your true self without fear of judgement.
  • Empowerment – Empowerment is central to my counselling approach. It’s not just about equipping you with the understanding and tools to navigate your own emotions and life circumstances; it’s also about helping you find and use your voice. My role is to guide and support you in realising your own abilities and potential, thereby fostering self-confidence, resilience, and the power to express yourself.
  • Transparency – Transparency is about ensuring that you are fully informed about all aspects of our counselling sessions. This includes the methods I use, the purpose behind them, and the progress we’re making. My commitment to transparency dispels any uncertainty or confusion.
  • Respect – Respect is the cornerstone of my practice. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and consideration. This respect extends to understanding and valuing your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and goals.

Who I Help

I work with a wide range of individuals, including members of the GSRD (Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diverse) communities, survivors of domestic violence, and military personnel. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, long-term health issues, work stress, relationship problems, identity concerns, or difficult life events, I’m here to help. My approach is caring and non-judgemental, creating a confidential space for you to explore and heal. Together, we’ll manage symptoms, build resilience, and help you regain control over your life. Remember, mental health is as important as physical health, and seeking help is a strong and positive step.

How I Work:

Therapy should be accessible to everyone, and I am committed to inclusivity and mutual respect. It’s not about labels; it’s about understanding your unique story and how it shapes you. Whether we meet via telephone, video, online messaging, or in person at Budleigh Beach, my goal is to provide a supportive and empowering experience.

Life can present overwhelming challenges, but no matter what you’re facing, I am here to listen, support, and help. We’ll navigate your story together, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and self-understanding. Therapy isn't one-size-fits-all; the best approach is the one that works for you.

My Experience:

As an experienced therapist, I offer remote support to clients worldwide and in-person sessions in East Devon. I believe everyone should have access to therapy and provide various financial options and methods to participate.

What sets me apart from other therapists is my deep commitment to inclusivity, authenticity, and personalised care. My extensive experience with diverse communities ensures that I understand and respect the unique challenges faced by each individual. I offer flexible and accessible therapy options, including remote support and in-person sessions on the beautiful Budleigh Beach, creating a serene and inspiring environment for our work together.

In our work together, we’ll aim for deeper self-understanding, effective coping mechanisms, and personal growth, leading to a more fulfilling life. Your voice and beliefs are valued and heard as we create positive change in your life. By fostering a space of genuine acceptance and respect, I help clients to feel truly seen, heard, and valued. 

If you're seeking a counsellor who is not only experienced and skilled but also deeply committed to your well-being, I invite you to reach out. Together, we can navigate your journey towards healing and personal growth. It’s an honour to be part of your journey towards your own "happy ever after".

Training, qualifications & experience

I have enhanced my training as an integrative-humanistic counsellor through postgraduate study in psychology and my commitment to continuous personal and professional development. My qualifications include

  • PGCert in Psychological Therapies Practice (2023)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2020)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2019)
  • CPD Bereavement and Loss (2019)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2017)
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods (2015)
  • Mental Health Promotion NVQ4 (2014)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (2009)

These qualifications provide me with a solid foundation to help individuals overcome a wide range of challenges, and I am dedicated to continuing my education to ensure that I remain up-to-date with the latest developments, tools and techniques that can hep you move towards your goals.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Single Session Therapy: Swift, Supportive, Transformative

Do you need urgent help with a specific issue? Single Session Therapy (SST) could be the solution. SST focuses on the issue you want to address in a single, dedicated session.

It is a quick, focused, and effective approach to therapy. Unlike traditional counselling, which often explores multiple issues over several sessions, SST hones in on one specific issue, providing more immediate attention and relief. This approach could be the key if you need urgent help, or if you're looking to experience counselling without committing to a long-term process.

The process begins with a simple conversation to see if we're a good fit. If we decide to proceed, I'll provide some paperwork to gather essential background information. This step is designed to help us focus our session on the issue that you wish to address.

The actual session is an intensive, respectful space built around your immediate needs. Whether you're managing a sudden life change, coping with heightened stress due to an upcoming event, or simply need a space to express and offload, SST can provide immediate strategies and tools to navigate these situations.

After the session, I'll send a follow-up email with additional resources and information tailored to your situation. If there are other issues you'd like to address but aren't ready to commit to traditional counselling, you're always welcome to arrange another standalone session at a later time.

SST appointments can typically be organised within a few days, providing the help you need quickly. It's a great option if you're waiting to see a counsellor and need some support in the meantime. It's also perfect if you're short on time, watching your budget, or if you prefer the idea of a one-off session as a mental health check-up.

Remember, each counselling journey is unique, and SST offers a flexible, tailored solution that aligns with your needs and circumstances

Diabetes Mental Wellbeing 

Living with diabetes can be challenging, as it requires constant attention. As a type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic myself, I understand firsthand how diabetes can affect mental health throughout one's life. Unfortunately, there are limited resources available to those affected by this condition.

Both type 1 (no insulin production) and type 2 (limited insulin production) diabetes can be life-changing for those diagnosed, as well as for their families and carers. The initial diagnosis can bring about a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, grief, denial, anxiety, depression, and fear. These feelings may resurface over time.

I strongly believe that managing one's mental health is just as important as managing one's physical health when living with diabetes. Whether you've just been diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for a while, I am here to support you and your mental wellbeing throughout your journey. I know firsthand how long-term health conditions can take a toll on our mental health, and I am committed to helping you navigate any challenges that may arise in this regard.

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Fees

£35.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I strongly believe that counselling should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their income or life situation. Therefore, my fees and appointment times are flexible to provide you with more options that are dependent on your individual needs and circumstances.

Initial Assessment:

Free (15 minutes) 

Single Session Therapy:

£75 (60 minutes)

Although the cost per session might be more than traditional therapy, it could turn out to be more cost-saving in the long run, as SST often needs fewer sessions. But remember, therapy is a very personal journey and what works well for one might not be the best fit for another. It's all about finding what works best for you

Traditional Counselling Sessions:

£55 (60 minutes)

£35 (30 minutes)  

Block Book 6 sessions - Paid in advance:

6 Session Fee (30 minutes): £178.50 (virtual only)

6 Session Fee (60 minutes): £280.50 (virtual and face-to-face)

Please note that discounted block book sessions cannot be refunded. However, you have the flexibility to take the sessions at your own pace within a timeframe of 6 months. This service also guarantees a secure space with me as my availability may vary.

When I work

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In certain circumstances, I can work at other times to suit your needs. If you would like to book an introductory call please text or email  

Further information

Professional Therapy Services: Personalised, Effective, and Convenient

As a qualified therapist with a strong psychological background, I am dedicated to providing you with compassionate, professional support on your journey to mental well-being.

 Customised Approach for Lasting Results

At the heart of my practice is a belief that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in therapy. I understand that each individual's experiences and challenges are distinct, which is why I offer a personalised approach to address your specific needs. Together, we will collaboratively identify the most effective therapeutic techniques and strategies that resonate with you, at a time that suits you, ensuring lasting results.

Compassionate Support Every Step of the Way

Your well-being is my priority, and I am committed to offering unwavering support throughout your therapeutic journey. As your therapist, I will actively engage with you, providing a non-judgmental space where you can express your thoughts and emotions freely. Together, we will navigate the complexities of life, fostering resilience and personal growth.

Harnessing Technology for Accessibility

To ensure accessibility and convenience, I offer virtual therapy sessions via secure platforms. Whether you prefer telephone consultations, video calls, or email communication, rest assured that you will receive the same level of care and confidentiality as in-person sessions. Embracing technology allows you to access therapy from the comfort of your own space, promoting a seamless and effective therapeutic experience.

In-Person Sessions: 

In addition to indoor therapy, I also offer outdoor sessions in the beautiful landscapes of East Devon, including therapy on the beach. These beach sessions provide an entirely different experience - not better or worse, just different. Being in nature can sometimes provide additional therapeutic benefits and a sense of calm. And for those who find comfort in small pleasures, an ice cream on warmer days, or a coffee when it's cold, can add to the experience.

Take the First Step Towards Positive Change

Starting therapy is a brave step towards a happier and more fulfilling life. I am here to guide you through this transformative process, providing expert insights, evidence-based interventions, and a compassionate ear. Together, we will equip you with the tools to overcome challenges and build resilience

Reach Out Today

Take the first step towards positive change and contact me to schedule a session. Let's embark on this journey together, as you move towards a more fulfilling and empowered life.

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9

Liverpool, Merseyside, L13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Doxy
VSee
Google Meet
Kimberley Daly
Kimberley Daly