Kim Parish Counselling in Berkshire

MA, Registered Member MBACP (Snr. Accred.), Clinical Supervisor      



What can I offer as your Counsellor/Psychotherapist?

I offer one to one therapy sessions with adults and young people aged 18 and above, who may be experiencing difficulties within their lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life changes, personal and family relationship issues, bereavement, or anything that they feel might be having an impact on their emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which my client and I can work together to look at how best to deal with their problems. I offer both short and long term counselling with an initial assessment in which I can establish my client's need for future therapeutic work. The importance of a trusting relationship between counsellor and client is paramount in my work and provides the base from which therapy begins.

All therapy sessions will be conducted in confidence. However there are exceptions to this and these will be explained fully in the assessment session.   If you would prefer,  I would be happy to make these clear to you before the first session so please ask.

My core training is in the psychodynamic model which has evolved from psychoanalytical therapy and is based on the belief that sometimes past experiences may influence present ones.  My approach is to enable the client to become aware of possible feelings and thoughts they might have carried with them unconsciously from an earlier experience and may now be transferring onto present issues resulting in current difficulties.

Alongside my core therapeutic approach, I also have a good working knowledge of other models such as solution focused, person-centred and behavioural therapies which I draw upon when this will best suit my client’s needs.  Integrating my ongoing professional development learning with my main training model gives me the ability to work with a wide range of issues which clients bring to therapy such as anger management, abortion, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, domestic violence, low self-confidence and self esteem, relationship issues, stress.

This is not an exhaustive list but is shown to give you an idea of why someone might seek counselling.  I strongly believe that all issues that people may bring are of equal importance and I feel that counselling is for anyone who feels they are in a difficult place in their lives and might have a need for some help from someone who is not involved personally and can therefore give honest and non-judgemental support.

I have a special interest in offering support to older adults.