Kim was recommended to me when my son had died suddenly. I needed help as the shock and trauma had caused me to feel numb and detached and I was struggling to grieve. Kim expertly helped me to understand what I was experiencing, She helped me work through my many emotions and the underlying reasons why I was reacting in this way. She listened patiently and sympathetically to me but at the same time guided me to understanding myself and what was happening .She has helped me get to the stage where I can feel myself once more and I am able to grieve . She is a true expert and professional and I do not hesitate to recommend her.
L from Berkshire
I developed anxieties late on in my life driven by modern stresses. Kim helped me understand where the root cause of my anxieties had come from and develop the tools to overcome them. She gave me a greater self awareness and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to regain personal control or improve themselves mentally.
B from Berkshire
I have just finished a few months of weekly therapy with Kim. I wanted to tackle/discuss/challenge some personality traits of mine, that I felt were holding me back and more importantly causing me unnecessary stress and anxiety.I found Kim’s approach absolutely spot on. She’s gentle and empathic whilst maintaining the ability to strongly challenge certain thought processes and really help me reflect and move forward.I’ve come away from the experience more confident, less anxious and a happier person. I shall miss our weekly meetings but I’m also happy to move forward with a new, better approach and understand to my life.
F from Berkshire
I was given Kim's details after ending up at the doctor's again for my low mood and anxiety based issues, I already had a diagnosis which I mostly understood, however I didn't really 'get' the Borderline Personality Disorder side of things.
Kim helped me understand that part of my diagnosis. She helped me figure out what contributed to my personality disorder and also helped me make sense of the unhelpful emotions and thoughts that come with it. We discussed a lot of topics that I hadn't spoken about even though this wasn't my first time in therapy, and it was refreshing to know that Kim really understood where I was coming from.
All I can say to Kim is thank you for helping me understand myself better. I feel less anxious and when I can feel the anxiety or unhelpful emotions coming, I am far better equipped to deal with them before they become overwhelming. Thank you for making me feel validated in my thoughts and feelings and for the support through some really tough times in my life.
L from Berkshire
I found Kim when I was in a real state of despair, I was unable to control my anger and my emotions were constantly up and down and I felt completely out of control. Working with Kim has changed my life. I can't put it any simpler than that. She is the first person to truly understand how BPD was affecting my life and it was the first time that I was able to really understand that I didn't have to carry on like this. She guided me through my emotions and how to ground myself if I felt the red fog was about to descend. She helped me to gain a level of self awareness and address some issues from the past that I hadn't even realised were impacting me in the present. Kim always described me as being high functioning in-spite of how BPD was impacting me, I often didn't feel it until I began working with Kim. I can not recommend Kim enough, whilst dealing with BPD is hard work, especially when you are in the thick of it, Kim's experience in this area shines through and gave me so much hope and drive to get better. I can't thank her enough.
K from Berkshire.
Kim, I can't tell you how much the work we did has helped me. It absolutely gave me the "pop" I needed and my mood has been greatly uplifted. You found my underlying issues so that I could examine them for myself and make great changes in my life, without your help this would not have been possible. I would not hesitate turning to Kim in the future should I require help again in getting my life on track. I would be very happy to recommend you to others. Thanks for your help."
A from Berkshire.
I was diagnosed with BPD about 2 years ago now, and felt like I was just given a diagnosis and just left to get on with it. BPD for me was a constant rollercoaster of emotions, paranoia and insecurity and I was really starting to struggle. I came across Kim online, and seeing that she specialised in BPD decided to get in touch. She responded to my original email quickly and I ended up seeing Kim the next evening for a consultation. Over the past 6 months I have seen Kim every week and the change in me over such a short space of time is paramount. I am feeling confident, secure and a lot more positive. Kim has helped me to understand the root of my problems and why I react the way that I do. Kim has given me tools that I will continue to use on a daily basis, however, I know that if I ever need her help again; she’s only a call or email away.
Thank you Kim for all of your help, you’re amazing at what you do!
C from Berkshire
I am an MBACP registrant with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists No.185792.
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I follow the bacp and UKCP code of ethics, which ensures safe and responsible working practice.
I have been selected, and now work with Victims First, a new Police Force initiative to assist victims of crime and abuse,
I have worked as a visiting Psychotherapist to a Counselling and Psychotherapy charity in Marylebone – London.
I hold a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling awarded from Metanoia Institute.
I have been educated in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the following institutions:
Regents University - London
Metanoia Institute (Ealing) in association with Middlesex University
Anna Freud National Centre For Children And Families in Collaboration With UCL - London
The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education - London
For the past thirty years I have guided meditations, visualisation and relaxation sessions to both individuals and groups with an age range from early twenty's to retired citizens.Having worked closely with transgender men and woman, I have a vested interest in matters surrounding LGBTQ.
Having lived, and live in an ever changing world, I recognise the need for equality and acceptance on all sides of society.
In 2002 I took refuge in Tibetan Buddhism in London at Kagyu Samye Dzong London
(www.london.samye.org) and realised the peace and acceptance that can be found within Buddhist teachings and how mindfulness and empathy can be applied to both self reflection, and being with another person.
I have been fortunate to experience meditation training at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre in Scotland.
I have Fifteen years combined experience working in the NHS, Social Services and Mencap.
Whilst in the NHS I worked within both a hospital ward and community for Occupational Therapy. In Social Services and Mencap I worked in a Key Worker role with adults with both physical and mental health issues in day-services and group home.
I have also worked in industry in a managerial and supervisory position, working across 16 countries through Europe, America, North America,Russia, PRC and the Far East.
The experience and learning gained during previous employment has been invaluable to me and has added to my appreciation of cultural diversity, belief systems and ways of being.
During adult life I have searched for my truth and explored and belonged to various spiritual and meditation groups.
In my early twenty's I journeyed to Kathmandu, walked within the beauty of the forests and foothills, and meditated in Buddhist temples in the Kathmandu valley.
Whilst surrounded by the splendor and magnificence of Nepal, I realised that despite travelling thousands of miles from home I still carried my baggage.
So in those early days of studying and soul searching I learnt an inescapable truth; that I cannot escape myself, no matter where I go, and how much I try to ignore that which needs to be attended to.
It is with this realisation and interest in the human environment, that I practice Psychotherapy and Counselling.