Hello, I'm Kim, and I'm a qualified humanistic therapeutic counsellor. I offer a compassionate space where you can pause and reflect on what matters to you, without fear of judgement, or the need to be anything other than you are. You may be struggling with anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, the weight of past experiences or adjusting to a new life change – or you may want to undergo a more general exploration of your inner world and the way you are living. My aim is to facilitate a collaborative relationship within which we can work with whatever you bring, at a pace that feels right for you. It's important you find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, and I offer the first session at the reduced fee of £30 so we can meet and decide if we would work well together. Subsequent sessions are £50 if you decide you'd like to continue.
I have deep respect for the complexity and uniqueness of each person who comes to see me. This means that my approach varies depending on your needs, wishes and the relationship we develop together. Humanistic therapy focuses on the here-and-now, looking at the way you are living in the present, as well as how past experiences continue to impact on our thoughts, feelings and actions. I draw on Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, attachment theory, existential therapy, and person-centred practice in sessions – but your experiences and perspective matter more to me than any theory.
I am a qualified humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor with a postgraduate diploma from the University of Brighton. I have specialist training in grief and loss and have been a bereavement counsellor at Cruse for several years. As part of my training I also worked in a team of trauma-informed therapists at a women’s centre. I am a long-time practitioner of insight meditation and I share mindfulness and self-compassion techniques with clients who would like to explore this way of working.