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Vicky Kimm (BA Hons) MBACP Registered

Lymington, Hampshire, SO41
07938 046668 07938 046668
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41

About me

As you find yourself here then I suspect you’ve had enough of trying to work things out for yourself or perhaps feel that there is no one you can turn to who understands. Even surrounded by family and friends we can feel lonely and isolated and yet from the moment we are born, we depend upon another person to notice and make sense of our feelings. Our way to independence and self-awareness begins by relating with another. And throughout life, particularly in times of stress, we may need to bounce off someone else in order to work out how we feel, sometimes even, to work out who we are.  This is when the counselling relationship can help.

I am a BACP-registered counsellor, with an understanding of emotional development and experience working with anxiety (including OCD), depression, loss, loneliness, trauma, abuse and pain; and with issues surrounding identity and relationships.

I work attentively, analytically and intuitively to enable you to find your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and of how better to cope with whatever is troubling you. Together we can explore what is going on for you now, whilst also thinking about what has happened in the past and how early experiences and patterns of relating might be affecting the way you live your life today.

Within the safety of the counselling space you have the potential to find your way to a truer sense of yourself and from there to make choices based on what feels right for you, no matter what constraints life may have placed upon you. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed, have suffered loss or trauma, are struggling in a relationship or are finding life tough for whatever reason, I am here for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The Iron Mill College in Poole, qualifying with a BACP-Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a BACP-Accredited Certificate in Counselling. My Bachelors Degree is in English Literature.

I have, through my practice, further training and personal therapy, come to embrace a predominantly psychodynamic approach which seeks to make sense of the ways in which relationships and experiences throughout our lives affect how we think, feel and act today.

I am currently undergoing further training with Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy for a qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council/BPC) and I undertake regular CPD (continual personal development).

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), membership number: 374709.

As well as working privately I work at a registered charitable counselling service in Lymington.

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.

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.

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Fees

Full session fee (50 minutes) £45

Initial consultation (1 and a quarter hours): £50

Further information

Getting Started:

My counselling room is in a physiotherapy/wellbeing practice (Boyd Physiotherapy Associates) in Lymington. There is a comfortable reception area and a bathroom too.

If you'd like to come and see me, please either call me on my mobile (07938 046668) or email me at vicky@vickykimm.com and I will return your messages within 24-hours. Please let me know how you would like to be contacted and feel free to leave a message on my mobile; it is a dedicated confidential line and nobody but myself has access to it. I will then offer you an initial consultation which will allow us both to get a sense of each other and whether counselling is an appropriate way forward.

After the initial consultation, I would offer you counselling at the same time and in the same room once a week. Sessions last for 50 minutes. I offer both open-ended and short-term counselling depending on your needs.

Any further questions or concerns that you might have, I'll be happy to answer either on the phone or when we meet.

Lymington
Hampshire
SO41

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My practice room is on the first floor and there is a lift service available. There is free parking for a number of cars directly outside the building shared with Wistaria Surgery and a huge public car park (short and long term) beside it.

Availability

I have some availability during daytime hours during the week. During the current coronavirus crisis, I will be offering remote counselling, either by telephone or Zoom.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Vicky Kimm (BA Hons) MBACP Registered

Vicky Kimm (BA Hons) MBACP Registered