Kim is 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 low mood, complex trauma, childhood trauma, interpersonal difficulties and a diagnosis of ‘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 supervisor/trainer in schema therapy.  She 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 EMDR and Internal Family Systems.

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 International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) – UK000892.

  • Accredited Supervisor and Trainer in Schema Therapy (group and individual)
    Schema Therapy Society, March 2021
  • 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)
  • New Horizons in EMDR: IFS informed EMDR
    Annabel McGoldrick, EMDR Insight, February to June 2023
  • New Horizons in EMDR: IFS informed
    Annabel McGoldrick, EMDR Insight, February 2023
  • EMDR with Preverbal Trauma
    Annabel McGoldrick, EMDR Insight, November 2022
  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems
    IFS UK, October 2022
  • Unleash your EMDR: Release the magic part two – working with intergenerational trauma, dreams and parts
    Mark Brayne, EMDR Focus,  March 2022
  • Combining Schema Therapy & EMDR
    Elizabeth Armstrong and William M. Zangwill, February 2022
  • Unleash your EMDR: Release the magic part one – the basics of advanced, attachment-informed, integrative EMDR
    Mark Brayne, EMDR Focus,  November 2021
  • EMDR part 3
    Alexandra Richmond EMDR Training, September 2021
  • EMDR part 2
    Alexandra Richmond EMDR Training, May 2021
  • Developmental trauma for professionals
    Beacon House online training, April 2021
  • Imagery re-scripting in Schema Therapy and childhood trauma
    Schema Therapy Training Online, 16 hour interactive web course, March 2021
  • Advanced skills in the treatment room – narcissists, partners and couples
    Wendy Behary, March 2021
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)
    Remy Aquerone, The Pottergate Centre, 25th January 2021, 22nd February 2021 and 22nd March 2021
  • EMDR part 1
    Alexandra Richmond EMDR Training, February 2021
  • Schema Therapy supervisor trainer – webinar series
    Schema Therapy Society, October 2020 to February 2021
  • An introduction to non-violent communication (NVR)
    Liz Day, 1.5 days, 3rd October 2020
  • Getting confident working with trauma memories and PTSD: A Schema Therapy perspective
    Chris Hayes, 1 hour, 24th September 2020
  • Brief interventions in ACT for trauma webinar
    Russ Harris, 2.5 hours, 12th May 2020
  • Overcoming trauma related shame and self-loathing
    Janina Fisher, 1 hour, 22nd April 2020
  • Polyvagal Theory during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Deb Dana, 1 hour, 16th April 2020
  • Treating trauma, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorder
    Kathy Steele, 3rd & 4th April 2020
  • How to become a trauma wise practitioner – the use of trauma informed practice
    Christiane Sanderson, 7th February 2020
  • Working with the traumatised body
    Miriam Taylor, 4th February 2020
  • 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
    Ruth McCutcheon, Saskia Ohlin, Rosi Reubsaet and Wiesette Krol, one day, May 2019
  • Enhancing Schema Therapy using body-focused interventions, ENLIGHT
    Janis Briedis, one day, May 2019
  • Empathic confrontation and limit setting, ENLIGHT 
    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