Vicky Kimm (BA Hons) MBACP Registered
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Full session fee (50 minutes) £45
Initial consultation (1 and a quarter hours): £50
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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.
I have some availability during daytime hours during the week.
Types of client