Kim in a Counselling Psychologist with many years of experience of working in the NHS and privately. Kim has worked across a range of different settings and has experience of working with people with mood disorders, complex trauma, childhood trauma, interpersonal difficulties and ‘personality disorder’. Kim has a special interest in working with adults with interpersonal difficulties linked to childhood trauma.

Kim is an accredited schema therapist and has experience of offering schema therapy individually as well as in a group setting. She draws extensively on schema therapy in her work. She does however work integratively and flexibly to match the needs of the client and as well as schema therapy, draws on cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focussed therapy, narrative exposure therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

Kim places significant value on the therapeutic relationship and works to build a trusting and collaborative relationship to provide a safe place to explore and understand difficulties. Depending on what brings someone to therapy, Kim may help a client work towards achievable goals to help make ‘here and now’ changes. Or, the therapy may be about working through issues from the past to enable the client to consider a different way of moving forward. Ultimately, Kim wants to help her clients to free themselves from unhelpful patterns that keep them stuck and to make different choices moving forward.

Kim is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – PYL29581; The British Psychological Society (BPS) – 213456; The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – 140602 and The International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) – UK000892.

  • Advanced Accreditation – Group Schema Therapy
    Schema Therapy Institute, Midwest (2016 – 2017)
  • Advanced Accreditation – Individual Schema Therapy
    Schema Therapy Associates (2014 – 2017)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Institute of Psychiatry (2012 – 2013)
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
    University of East London (2007 – 2011)
  • Graduate Conversion Psychology
    University of East London (2005 – 2006)
  • Undergraduate & Master’s Degree in Human Sciences and Homeopathy
    Technikon Natal, South Africa (1995 –2001)
  • Body Focused Interventions in Schema Therapy  
    Schema Therapy School, Janis Briedis and Helen Startup, two days, July 2019
  • Angry Birds: Pushing for Anger in Cluster C Personality Disorders, ENLIGHT 2019
    Ruth McCutcheon, Saskia Ohlin, Rosi Reubsaet and Wiesette Krol, one day, May 2019
  • Enhancing Schema Therapy Using Body-Focused Interventions, ENLIGHT 2019
    Janis Briedis, one day, May 2019
  • Empathic Confrontation and Limit Setting, ENLIGHT 2019
    Remco van der Wijngaart and Hannie van Genderen, one day, May 2019
  • The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment across the Lifespan
    Dr Ben Grey, Dept of Attachment Studies, University of Roehampton, one day, May 2019
  • Advanced Certification Group Schema Training – The Child Modes
    ISST Summer School, Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw, 2017
  • Schema Therapy for Narcissism
    ISST Summer School, Wendy Behary, 2017
  • Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting
    ISST Summer School, Remco van der Wijngaart and Chris Hayes, 2017
  • Advanced Certification Group Schema Therapy
    Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw, 2016
  • Schema Therapy Skills & Working with Avoidance & Overcompensation
    Schema Therapy Associates, 2015
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy for Depression
    Paul Gilbert, 2015
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
    Kerry Young, 2015
  • Advanced Schema Therapy Skills & Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
    Schema Therapy Associates, 2015
  • Schema Therapy for Complex Cases
    Schema Therapy Associates, 2014
  • ACT made simple
    Russ Harris, 2014
  • CBT supervision
    Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Helen Kennerly, 2014
  • CBT Boot camp
    Christine Padesky, 2009