Space to BE
Hello, I’m Kim. I’m an integrative counsellor/ psychotherapist, member of the BACP, and also a mum, wife, ex- servicewoman, and Highly Sensitive Person.
Life can feel like a struggle, or we may feel that we’re just not living the life that we’d like to. Perhaps you’re questioning who you are?
Sometimes, whether we have others around us or not, we can feel lonely. We may feel that we have no-one to talk to. As Carl Jung said – “Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible”.
My aim is to provide a space to BE. A space to be seen, heard and validated. A space to explore what might be troubling you, who you are, and how you might cultivate a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling.
I work from a non-pathologising perspective, which means that whilst I understand and have experience of working with people who have received various mental health diagnosis (such as BPD, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety) I am more interested in what has happened in your life, how you have coped with this, what is happening now, and how you may like to move forward. I specialize in working with clients that consider themselves to be Highly Sensitive, and in particular Highly Sensitive People who have experienced trauma. I work from a trauma-informed perspective and consider the Power, Threat, Meaning framework in our work.
As well as having space, I believe that the relationship between you and myself is really important and value feedback throughout our work. I am someone who always aims to listen without judgment, to hear what you have to say within the context of your life, and build a safe and trusting relationship in which you can be your whole self. This might include us discussing your thoughts, behaviours, bodily sensations, spirituality, etc. I often like to consider creative ways of making sense of who we are. This might include drawing, using figures, listening to music, poetry, etc.