- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
Hi, I am Kim, a counsellor working in Poole Dorset.
I am available all Mondays and Fridays (10am - 8pm) with some evening availability of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (6-8pm). I also have availability on Saturday mornings (9am - noon). I will always return any contact made with me by the end of the next working day at the latest.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Kim and as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I provide a warm, safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns without judgement. An understanding based on empathy
I work with the day-to-day struggles we often face in an every increasingly busy world such as stress, anxiety, life transitions and loss. My experience with loss includes significant, sudden or traumatic loss such as the death of a loved one. We sometimes hit a bump in our life and talking helps. We can struggle trying to make sense of things or it can seem to complicated to even know where to start.
I do not provide advice however I will walk along side you, empowering you to find your path, at your own pace and in a way that is unique to you.
Humanistic counselling considers our mind, body and soul. This often means working in the present moment, however this could also mean that you want to gently explore parts of your life that maybe you are not always fully aware of such as a repeating pattern of being.
I also weave into my practice creative techniques and some basic grounding and mindfulness if you think they could be helpful. I have an interest in existentialism and what it means for each of us to be human.
I work with young people over 16 years and above, adults and older adults.
And welcome to my private practice. I have a room in a discrete location in Poole on High Street which has parking 3-5 minutes walk away.
I also offer walk n talk therapy in a beautiful country park just on the edge of Poole which is easily accessible with ample parking. I only offer this service during daylight hours and subject our first meeting being face to face or zoom. Nature can be a great co-therapist.
I also provide my services via zoom and telephone. This service attracts a discount.
I occasionally provide home-visits subject to our first session being face-to-face in my rooms or via zoom.
Some clients benefit from a mix and match approach and I will always offer this option to clients. You may feel that sometimes a walk will help after a few sessions on line or in a room.
My first session
A discount of £8.50 applies to all remote (zoom and phone) counselling sessions.
It's so important to ensure that I am right for you. It's about what I can potentially offer you. As the first step it can be a big one and it's an opportunity to meet me without commitment.
I offer a free 20 minute initial conversation. This is without obligation as I appreciate that I may not be the counsellor for you and that is perfectly ok.
If you think a full 50 minute initial conversation may be more beneficial. I charge £22.50, this is obligation fee (concessions available). For telephone and zoom this is reduced to £14.00
Our first formal session will include an assessment and this can be really helpful in setting the scene for what happens next in your therapeutic journey. My standard rate of £45 applies (concessions available). For counselling delivered remotely by phone or zoom this is reduced to £36.60.
All other sessions are £45 (£36.50 remote sessions) and concessions are available for students, those on low income and / or on benefits or pensioners. My concession rate is £35 (reduced to £26.50 for phone or zoom sessions).
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited