Kim Davenport - Read

Kim Davenport - Read


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07940 408375

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Therapist - BRISTOL

BRISTOL BS31
07940 408375
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Available for home visits

Availability

My clinic hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays daytime. I do not offer evening appointments at the moment. I usually work to term times with breaks for Summer, Easter and Xmas plus half term breaks. Thank You.

About me and my therapy practice

Please note I am not currently able to take on any new clients until September 2020.

I offer one to one counselling tailored to your individuality. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where you can express your real emotions which may be hard to share with your family and friends. I will work with you to support you, to find meaning in your experience and help you to find and connect with your inner resources to cope with life, promote any changes you want to make and manage any feelings and behaviours that may be impacting your ability to enjoy life. I am able to provide hope and respect during this process. I have been trained in a number of different therapy approaches including CBT and can use one which best suits your needs. I also work creatively using art, stones, clay and writing therapeutically. I also have experience of working with depression, relationship issues, chronic illness & anxiety.  My training is in ‘humanistic’ therapy which values and accepts the person for who they are and acknowledges personal growth and change as possible and necessary.I promote a sense of self-worth and provide positive value to your experience and your emotions. My work is person-centred which means you are at the centre of the work and dictate the content, pace and direction of the work and also how long you want to work with me. I offer both long term and short term approaches.

Practice description

I integrate elements from CBT and IPT. My philosophical approach is informed by Existential Theory.

My first session

In the first session I take details of your previous therapy, if applicable, your brief family history and medical history both physical and psychological. I  will ask what symptoms you may have and what you believe is causing them. We talk about your hopes from working together and any goals you may have. I will ask you what types of topics you will want to discuss and what your would like my role to be. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS31
07940408375
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

My clinic hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the daytime

About me and my therapy practice

I have over 3000 hours of client experience including working for the NHS and I am now offering supervision in a Person-Centred and  Integrative approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy. The aspects of Integration I can supervise on are IPT, low intensity CBT, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. My philosophical leanings are towards Existential ways of making meaning of life, our fears and our behaviours and this runs through all my client and supervision work.

I have been trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) in Bath and hold a diploma with them. 

My approach to supervision has been informed by the training with CSTD and would like to share their definition of Supervision:

'Supervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationship and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationship, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession.' 

Above all, for me, supervision is a collaborative, developmental and hopefully enjoyable process.                                                                                                                                                            

Practice description

I work from my home and also online using Zoom, Skype, phone and WhatsApp

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited