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MBACP, MBPsS (Psychotherapist, MSc., PgDip., BSc.)

About me

Hello,

I know it can feel difficult taking the first step towards change, which is why it is so important to find a counsellor who is the right fit for you. I offer remote therapy to both adults and young people (13+) across the world, with particular skills and experience working with Low Self-Esteem, Depression & Anxiety - this includes Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

My work with clients encompasses three core values (Congruence, Empathy and Unconditional Positive Regard) for creating a confidential, professional and experienced service to facilitate change and healing. I will work with you to explore and make sense of how you are feeling and to support you in identifying your own way forward.  

My Approach:

I offer both long-term and short-term online, video and telephone therapy, with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling. Other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness may also inform the work we do together. 

The Person-Centred Approach:

Person-Centred therapy provides the foundation for my work with clients. This approach aims to empower clients to connect with their own tendency towards healing and growth and facilitate change through the therapeutic relationship. Person-Centred therapy is a non-directive approach, which works to connect with the core and root-causes of emotional and psychological difficulties. If you would like to hear more about the approach, or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Methods for counselling include:

Video counselling
Online counselling (instant messaging)
Email counselling

Free Initial Consultation:

I know it can feel very difficult taking the first step towards change, and so I believe it is important to provide an opportunity to get to know your counsellor before beginning therapy. To support this, I offer an initial free 20-minute consultation if this is something you would like to do.

About Me:

I am originally from Southern Africa, where I grew up on our family farm. I enjoy long walks and running in nature, yoga and I will also try my hand at anything crafty! I have set up my private practice in the hope of supporting and empowering adults and young people to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing through therapy.

I have always valued the importance of emotional and psychological support and aim to use my skills and training to support people in their journey towards personal growth and change. I hope to provide a confidential, professional and experienced service for individuals seeking support for emotional difficulties, life challenges, career development, or more complex psychological conditions.

I have experience working with both adults and young people, as well as specific issues such as Anxiety, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions at all,

Best Wishes,

Kimberley

Training, qualifications & experience

I have achieved the following qualifications to date:​

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology - The University of Stirling
  • Master of Science in Counselling & Psychotherapy - The University of Strathclyde
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development - Edinburgh Napier University
  • Diploma in Life Coaching - The Blackford Centre
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills - West Lothian College
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling - The Counselling Tutor

Additional training I have undertaken:  

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - The Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • OCD Action Advanced Training - OCD Action E-Helpline Volunteer Training
  • Psychological Resilience Training - The Therapeutic Counselling Services Group
  • Coaching Skills In Career Development (Career Management Skills) - Skills Development Scotland

I am a Registered Member of the The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society and a Certified Online & Telephone Counsellor.

I have also previously had the opportunity to provide online support and resources to individuals and families across the world affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as an E-Helpline Volunteer with OCD Action. 

My experience also includes the following roles:

  • School Counsellor - providing one to one therapy and group work to children and young people in Scottish secondary schools 
  • Careers Guidance Counsellor - providing careers advice and guidance to adults and young people in various locations in Scotland and Southern Africa.
  • Psychotherapist - I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of client groups within the third sector and the NHS.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Counselling for young people/ youth counselling/ adolescent counselling
  • Self-Confidence
  • Online counselling
  • Video counselling
  • Telephone counselling

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fee structure is as follows:

  • 20-minute introductory session: FREE
  • 50-minute counselling sessions (for adults): £60
  • 50-minute counselling sessions (for young people under the age of 16, which includes support for parents): £80

Please note that fees are payable 24hrs in advance of each session by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My appointment times are flexible, including evenings.

Further information

Some Benefits of Online Counselling:

  • Accessing therapy from your own home (or somewhere else you might find comfortable)
  • Being able to write down your thoughts and feelings (eg. in email and instant messenger)
  • Flexibility to choose how you engage with therapy (eg. through video, email or instant messenger)

Cancellation Policy:

Due to a high demand for counselling, it is important to note that sessions may be cancelled no later than 48hrs before the appointment. Thereafter, the missed session will be charged at the full rate.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Kimberley Nann

Kimberley Nann