My name is Kym Winup and I am a Person Centered Counsellor and member of the BACP (registration number 00918228). I am also a member of The Person Centered Counselling Association. In addition I am also a qualified Life Coach (CPCAB). Please
Whilst Academic qualifications are important background information, and, of course will show that I am qualified, you will need to know more about me before you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Choosing the right counsellor is very important, whether you are looking for a counsellor for yourself, or as a couple. Some people will know exactly what they are looking for in a counsellor whilst others may be a bit unsure. You have made the decision to seek counselling - the first step. The next step is finding the right counsellor for you. It is a very important decision.
With the right counsellor you will develop a strong therapeutic relationship. You will learn what a trusting relationship feels like. You can try new ways of relating in a safe space. You will be able to be your authentic self without having to impress or please someone else. You will be able to share things with someone who is impartial, non judgmental and wants the best for you.
My profile will tell you about my qualifications, my experience and my approach and from that you may be able to decide if I am the right counsellor for you, or as is more likely, you may want to find out more, in which case please feel free to contact me for a chat before you make any decision.
What I can tell you is that I will provide you with a safe place in which you can grow and develop and overcome beliefs and behaviours that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey.
I promise that our alliance will be safe and confidential.
I promise to remember that in our work together I am a guest in your world of experience and I will not judge you.
As a Person-Centred counsellor I believe that you can be the best person you can be and that by working together you will become that version of yourself.
Before I became a counsellor I worked for many years in the education sector and then in Children’s Services, working with parents and families. This work led me to train as a counsellor, a role which encompassed all my knowledge, skills and experience.
My experience covers a wide range of areas including depression, stress, low self esteem, Self harm, infidelity, relationship issues, substance misuse, anxiety, bereavement, pet bereavement, work/school based stress.
I provide a neutral, safe ground to individuals, families, and couples. We will work together to achieve your goals. My experience enables me to offer effective, individual, psychological care.
As a member of the BACP I work within their ethical guidelines. I adhere to BACP guidance in relation to boundaries and confidentiality. I have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure I practice safely, ethically and within my competencies.
Covid 19 has meant that I work remotely at the moment and my fees have been reduced to reflect that. I offer remote sessions via Skype and Zoom. I do have a comfortable room in Greenwich if you are looking for a face to face session.
Session fees are below.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
Please see my website for more information and updates.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (Merit) (BACP Accredited)
- Level 4 Diploma in Life Coaching (CPCAB)
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management (Merit) (Institute of Leadership and Management
- Emotional Coaching trained
- Couples Counselling
- Family Counselling
- Trauma Based Approach trained
- Trained in Systemic Practice
- Pet Bereavement Counsellor
- BACP Registered
- Member of The Person Centered Association (TPCA)
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
Session Prices for face to face sessions. Please contact me for details.
Business Coaching - Business Coaching is focused on discovering your teams potential and providing the team with the tools they need to achieve work and business related goals. These sessions are delivered in place of business and for teams of up to 12 people. Price on application.
Life Coaching- Helps you to set goals and reach your goals faster. Coaching supports you to make better decisions and improve your personal and work relationships, output and work life balance.
Counselling Concessions available for NHS and Emergency Workers
Concessions offered for
Covid 19 - Currently all sessions are remote via Skype or Zoom. Subsequently session fees are reduced by £10.
Please see my website for further concessions - these apply to all NHS and emergency workers.
Keyworkers also quality for concessions - please contact to discuss