Kimberly Bourne, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Reg.)
At times life can be tough to deal with on our own. You may be suffering a loss, finding a relationship difficult, feeling emotional distress or feeling lost and dissatisfied with life. Whatever your reasons for seeking support at this time, I believe counselling can help you find a way through the difficulties you face to discover more freeing and fulfilling ways of living.
That first step to finding a counsellor can be a challenging one but it is a step that could make a positive and lasting difference to your life. The most important thing is finding a counsellor who is right for you, who you can trust and relate to easily and who you have confidence will be able to help you.
I am a professionally qualified, experienced Integrative counsellor with a solid background of life experience and human relating. I understand about what we sometimes have to face in life and how that can affect us. I care about people and enjoy helpling people. I offer a warm, non-judgemental counselling space where you will be listened to thoughtfully and sensitively, so that you feel heard and safe to explore your personal concerns and feelings within this confidential setting.
How Counselling Can Help
My integrative approach enables me to support and value you as an individual in a way that puts you and your needs at the centre. You may want to work through a specific problem or crisis, or need support to resolve painful feelings, anxiety or inner conflict. Counselling will help you make sense of what is happening in your life, ease emotional distress, reduce anxiety and help shift 'stuck' feelings and situations. It will help you understand yourself better and may also help you understand how aspects from your past are influencing your present. It will help you get through the tough time and find effective ways of coping and moving forward.
I have worked successfully with adults and young people across a broad range of client issues including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and various types of loss, relationship difficulties and life transitions. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering short or longer term therapeutic counselling for individuals.
Please visit my website if you would like more information about me, the way I practise and how counselling can help - www.bournecounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds within my private counselling practice. I have specialised experience working with young people and am a Visiting Counsellor at The Arts University Bournemouth where, during the past five years, I have supported students through many different types of issues. These include loneliness, bullying, exam pressure, overwhelming emotions, loss of relationship, bereavement, gender dysphoria, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-harm and disordered eating. I am also a Mentor at a local school and enjoy working 1-to-1 helping students grow and develop their potential. During my training I was a counsellor for Cruse Dorset, supporting people of all ages who had been bereaved and now continue this work in my private practice.
I am committed to my ongoing professional development and undertake regular psychotherapy and counselling CPD throughout the year to expand and update my knowledge and best practice.
- MBACP Registered Counsellor
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
(My research dissertation for the BCPC Diploma explored Relational Attachment and Endings)
- BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills including Transactional Analysis 101 (Peter Symonds College ACE)
- BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling Concepts (Peter Symonds College ACE)
- BA History (with Honours US)
- Trained in Bereavement Care, Cruse
- Trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trained in Client Assessment
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £40 for a session lasting an hour and I am able to offer an initial half-hour session free of charge. Our initial meeting would be an opportunity to explore what brings you to counselling at this particular time in your life and to see if counselling with me would be helpful to you. I normally see clients on a weekly basis. I can offer flexible appointments but also see the value of having a regular commitment to the process of counselling.
I work with adults and young people from 16 years of age and hold an enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate for my counselling and mentoring work with young people. I also hold full professional indemnity insurance.
My counselling work is supervised on a monthly basis, in strict confidentiality, which is a requirement of the BACP and ensures that I work in a safe, appropriate and ethical manner.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I hope it gives you an idea of the sort of counsellor and person I am, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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