Kimberly Bennett Dips.Couns .MBACP
It is the relationship that creates the environment for the client to make changes within their lives – I see myself as the facilitator not adviser. I also believe that it takes an enormous amount of courage for clients to come to counselling, I always remember to acknowledge and respect each client as a unique person.
To become a Counsellor was a journey for me in my own personal growth and development, I have made discoveries about myself and been open to the process of learning and to understand myself and to enable in turn, to help my clients. I am aware of my own processes and in turn of others, I make choices about my processes and change them if they do not fit the situation. I have changed the way I view life and endeavour to live an honest and more congruent existence in the world.
The therapeutic relationship
Facilitates the healing process and that ultimately with my support and facilitation, clients can discover for themselves, the answers to questions that they may bring to the counsellor.
I work across several modalities an Integrated Counsellor as it can be helpful to call on other methods and interventions and I am confident and happy to do so if the situation arises within that relationship. I believe that Counselling should be tailored to the clients individual needs.
Experience – alongside my private practice I have experience of working with various organisations including:
- Age Concern
- Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centres
- Women’s Aid
- St Rocco’s Hospice
- The Bereavement Service
- Anxiety UK
- Qualifications – Qualified in July 2006
- Certificate in Intermediate Counselling
- Certificate in NLP
- Certificate in NICE Standards Anxiety UK Training
- Anxiety UK Approved Therapist
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Distinction
- Mindfulness Based CBT Diploma – Distinction
- Mental Health First Aider (MHF) England
- Approved Registered Member of the BACP – Membership No. 388236