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My practice is 5pm - 8pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 10am - 4pm on Saturday
About me and my therapy practice
Kym Winup - BA (Ed), HPD (Counselling)
My name is Kym Winup and I am a Person Centered Counsellor and member of the BACP. I am also a member of The Person Centered Counselling Association. In addition I am also a qualified Life Coach (CPCAB).
Whilst Academic qualifications are important background information, and, of course will show that I am qualified, you will need to know more about me before you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Choosing the right counsellor is very important, whether you are looking for a counsellor for yourself, or as a couple. Some people will know exactly what they are looking for in a counsellor whilst others may be a bit unsure. You have made the decision to seek counselling - the first step. The next step is finding the right counsellor for you.
My experience covers a wide range of areas including depression, stress, low self esteem, Self harm, infidelity, relationship issues, substance misuse, anxiety, bereavement, pet bereavement, work/school based stress.
I provide a neutral, safe ground to individuals, families, and couples. We will work together to achieve your goals. My experience enables me to offer effective, individual, psychological care.
As a member of the BACP I work within their ethical guidelines. I adhere to BACP guidance in relation to boundaries and confidentiality. I have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure I practice safely, ethically and within my competencies.
I hold a Certificate in On-line and Telephone Counselling endorsed by ACTO and The National Counselling Society.
I also hold a CTAA Relationship Counselling Diploma.
With the right counsellor you will develop a strong therapeutic relationship. You will learn what a trusting relationship feels like. You can try new ways of relating in a safe space. You will be able to be your authentic self without having to impress or please someone else. You will be able to share things with someone who is impartial, non judgmental and wants the best for you.
My profile will tell you about my qualifications, my experience and my approach and from that you may be able to decide if I am the right counsellor for you, or as is more likely, you may want to find out more, in which case please feel free to contact me for a chat before you make any decision.
What I can tell you is that I will provide you with a safe place in which you can grow and develop and overcome beliefs and behaviours that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey.
I promise that our alliance will be safe and confidential.
I promise to remember that in our work together I am a guest in your world of experience and I will not judge you.
My first session
Please note that I have ear marked some sessions for those on low income, NHS and Emergency/Key workers. Please contact me for details.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation via Zoom or Skype to everyone. This is so you can tell me why you are seeking counselling and ask me questions directly to see if the my responses match what you are looking for.
If you decide to book a counselling session the first session will cover the following;
If we haven’t met I will introduce myself and tell you about my approach.
It is important that you feel comfortable- if you are in my therapy room or in your own home if the session is on-line.
I will explain the contacting and confidential nature of our relationship and answer any questions you have.
I will give you the space to tell me your history and problems you are experiencing. You will be able to tell me your story - what brought you here today. This forms part of the assessment and there will be paperwork to complete.
The first session is the start of your journey to becoming the best person you can be.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotion focused therapy, Person centred, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited