All of us at some time in our life will face difficulties and coping can become increasingly hard. We may realise that we want to make changes and need support. It is often difficult talking to friends or family about the things that trouble us most. That's where it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor. A counsellor is trained to listen and understand your life and experiences without judgement. Working together in this safe environment, you will have the space to explore and better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This will help you to make decisions about the changes that you want in your life or to enable you to accept and come to terms with those things you cannot change. Counselling can empower you to overcome your difficulties, to grow and develop and to move forward.
I work in an integrative way, using a variety of tools and techniques tailored to the individual client. This means my work is completely individual and how I may work with one client could be completely different to how I work with the next.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Certificate in Counselling skills (Level 2)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) – Integrating CBT, TA and Person centred theories
- Awareness in Bereavement (2 month course) – run by Cruse Bereavement Care
- Using simple CBT Techniques 1 day training course
- Introduction to CBT for Person Centred Counsellors 1 day training course
- Working with Psychological Trauma 1 day training course
- Mindfulness Workshop 1 day training course
- Auricular Acupuncture training course - run by SMART UK
I have in excess of twelve years of experience working within the field of addiction and specifically supporting clients with the underlying causes of their dependence eg trauma, abuse. In addition to running a private practice for the past nine years, I have also worked as a Counsellor within the prison service and a Cruse Bereavement Counsellor, providing support to individuals who have been affected by bereavement.
All of my work is in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and their ethical framework for good practice. I have also completed the BACP Certificate of proficiency so am now a registered member of the association.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Within my private practice, I provide both long and short term counselling for adults, young people and couples. My usual fee is £50 per 50 minute session for individuals and £60 per 50 minute session for couples. I am however happy to discuss this if it feels unmanageable.
All of my work is undertaken remotely, either via the video platform Zoom or over the telephone. I also have experience offering therapy via IM (eg WhatsApp).
Please feel free to contact me to discuss these options further.
I have availability during the week - both day times and occasional evenings
"Kim was a fantastic person that helped me beat my addictions and she helped me find the strength and faith in myself to become the person I am today". S, Aylesbury
"Highly recommend this lovely lady - she helped and guided me from a young age and when I struggled the hardest. If you want someone to listen, then Kim is your lady". E, Buckingham
"After helping me find myself, Kim not only inspired me but held my hand through all my challenges big and small". E, High Wycombe