About me

Originally from Liverpool, I am now based in East Devon. I do not believe that there is one right way to do therapy, only a right way that works for you. No matter what your current difficulty or situation is, I am here to listen and to help guide you through it. As a qualified Counselling Psychotherapist, I can offer support for a variety of concerns from mental health worries such as anxiety and depression, health issues you are struggling with, gender identity concerns and traumatic life events you may have experienced.  Although I have a lot of expertise and knowledge surrounding mental health, for me the most important factor is how we contract and use that knowledge together, in a way that is helpful for you.

For me the therapeutic relationship is a process built upon trust, rapport, and transparency, with the understanding of being accepted and celebrated for all that you are. I know how important it is to feel accepted for who you are, exactly how you are and to be treated with respect and genuineness. I try to provide the ambience for this process to develop by always being genuine and transparent with you, and the commitment I make to clients I will always honour.

The values I strive towards are genuineness, understanding, and compassion. I practice this in the therapy room with a promise to always approach my work with you in a respectful, non-judgemental manner. I passionately advocate for inclusion and respect, holding the belief that people are uniquely individual with the need to be understood within their own story and from their own perspective. You have a right to express yourself, your beliefs, thoughts and opinions, and to have your voice acknowledged and accepted, which is what I offer to you. As such I am not textbook in my approach, and we will work together to ensure your time with me is a helpful process that works for you and your schedule.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as an integrative-humanistic counselling psychotherapist has been enhanced by previous postgraduate study in psychology, as well as my commitment to continued personal and professional development.

  • 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)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diabetes Mental Wellbeing

Diabetes can be a difficult condition to live with. It is always present, and it always requires attention. This can be exhausting.

As a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic myself, I have first-hand experience of the impact diabetes can have upon mental health throughout the lifetime and the limited resources currently available to help.

Diagnosis of both type 1 (no insulin production) and type 2 (limited insulin production) diabetes can be life changing for both those diagnosed and for their families and carers. Initially there might be feelings of sadness, anger, grief, denial, anxiety, depression, and fear. These feelings can and often do reoccur throughout the lifetime.

I passionately believe that as well as managing ones body with diabetes, it's equally important to manage ones mental health. Whatever your experience of diabetes I am here to support you and your mental wellbeing throughout your journey.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

From £25.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

The length of a session and costs are flexible to allow greater choice, dependant on your individual circumstances and needs. 

Initial Assessment:

Free (30 minutes)

Monday – Saturday (Virtual)

Session Fee (30 minutes): £25

Session Fee (60 minutes): £45

Monday - Thursday (Face-2-face indoors)

Session Fee (30 minutes): £35

Session Fee (60 minutes): £55

*Please note that increased prices are to cover room costs, and payment must be made 48 hours in advance to secure room booking. Thank you for your understanding

Outdoor Therapy

Session Fee (60 minutes): £45 

(90 minutes walk & talk): £65

Block Book 6 sessions Mon-Fri - Paid in advance:

6 Session Fee (30 minutes): £127.50 (virtual only)

6 Session Fee (60 minutes): £229.50 (virtual/outdoor)

6 session fee (60 minutes): £280.50 (Face-2-face indoor)

Discounted block book sessions are non-refundable, but the sessions can be taken at your own pace within a 6 month timeframe

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

In certain circumstances I can work later in the day to accommodate your circumstances 

Further information

How I work:

I offer a bespoke flexible service adapting the therapy to suit you and your individual needs and circumstances. There is no right way to do therapy only a right way that works for you. I am not a silent therapist and instead will be involved and supportive with your progress every step of the way with an emphasis on sharing my knowledge with you in a collaborative manner.

The initial assessment lasts approximately 30 minutes and is a space for us to see if we can work collaboratively together. Our contract will be discussed as well as what brought you to therapy and if you have any goals that you would like to work towards. Together we will plan a way forward and establish the frequency of sessions, alongside expectations of therapy and when necessary, possible referrals to other professionals. This is an opportunity for you to raise any concerns, fears, or hopes and ask any questions you may have regarding the contract or how we can work together.

I currently work across a range of virtual platforms. This includes via the telephone, video calls, and email communication. Virtual or remote therapy and counselling is similar to the more traditional face-2-face therapy. The only difference is the use of technology, which can bring greater accessibility.

I also offer outdoor face-2-face sessions within East Devon and in certain circumstances home visits

East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton
Devon
EX9

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Doxy
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Kimberley Daly

Kimberley Daly