Vicky Kimm

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Lymington, Hampshire, SO41
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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 sad, 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 difficulty, we may need to bounce off someone else in order to work out how we feel, what might be going on, sometimes even to work out who we are. This is when the therapeutic relationship can help.

I am a psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, experienced in working with anxiety (including OCD), depression, loss, loneliness, trauma, abuse and pain; and with issues surrounding identity and relationships.   I offer open-ended psychotherapy for adults and will 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. 

I follow a psychodynamic approach, which seeks to make sense of the ways in which our earliest experiences in relationship shape the way we relate to ourselves and to other people throughout our lives.  So together we can explore what’s going on for you now whilst also thinking about what has happened in the past and how early experiences and ways of relating may be unconsciously affecting how you feel, think and act today.  

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 will meet you in your experience of difficulty and help you to work with it and through it. Within the safety of the therapeutic space, you have the potential to find your way to a truer, more integrated 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. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC membership number: 25705) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP membership number: 374709)

I trained with Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy, gaining a BPC-accredited qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  

My initial training was with the Iron Mill College in Poole, where I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by the BACP).  My Bachelors Degree is in English Literature.  

I later completed an advanced Jungian clinical training with the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) in London and am currently undertaking an advanced training in Supervision, also with the SAP.

Having worked for some years within a local counselling service, also with students at Southampton Solent University, I now work in private practice in a quiet, leafy part of Lymington.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer an initial phone call free of charge, both to be able to gain a sense of what's troubling you and to explain a little about how I work.

I would then invite you to come for an initial consultation, lasting one-and-a-half hours and costing: £75

Fees are reviewed annually.

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When I work

I have some availability during the week and am currently working face to face.

Further information

Getting Started:

I offer therapy face-to face in a Covid-secure setting and when this isn't possible, I am also able to offer therapy on Zoom.

My practice is in one of Lymington’s quiet, rural lanes. My practice room is on the first floor and is large enough to allow us to sit at a distance of two metres (six feet) in order to maintain social distancing.  Both the practice room and the bathroom are cleaned before and after every session, even now Covid is no longer such a focus. There is a parking area in the gravel forecourt outside.

If you'd like to come and see me, please either call me on my mobile (07702 415500) or email me at 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 therapy is an appropriate way forward.

After the initial consultation, I would offer you a session at the same time and in the same room once or twice a week.  Sessions last for 50 minutes.  

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

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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