Integrative Counsellor & Embodied Therapist
Kim Swinden MBACP Registered
I am a Counsellor who supports women of all ages with the wide range of issues women encounter through all phases of life, such as: mental wellbeing, physical health, relationships, home-life responsibilities, menopause, career, fertility, cultural pressures & expectations, trauma, motherhood, disabilities, sex & sensuality, neuorodiversity, and loss.
I also support women with self-esteem, confidence, making a meaningful life and personal growth.
I provide specialist counselling for women survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and assault, and women who experienced abuse in childhood. I have worked in this specialist area since 2001 in a number of roles including as a qualified Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advisor and as a Counsellor.
I bring together years of experience, training and qualifications as an Integrative Counsellor and Embodied Therapist to help you feel safe, understood, and supported, to help you make sense of what has happened, find ways to cope, look at choices, help you feel more in control and less overwhelmed, help you feel more connected with yourself, and live more positively.
I offer a variety of different ways for us to meet: face-to-face counselling from venues in Frome, Wiltshire and Bath, Walk & Talk outdoor therapy and online video Counselling.
As every woman is unique, I tailor each session for you and your needs from the following approaches:
Person-Centred Therapy - puts you in control of what you want to focus on and how you want the counselling to develop.
Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy - helps you to recognise and understand your body's responses and experiences, and explore how interconnected mind and body are.
Adult Sand Tray Therapy - a way of showing how you feel and what has happened, helps access your subconscious mind, releases emotions and processes memories and feelings.
Outdoor Ecotherapy - being out in nature can help you express your thoughts and feelings, reduce anxiety, depression, fear, anger and stress, and improve mood.
CBT - can help you gain control of overwhelming negative thoughts, and help you understand how thoughts and behaviour are connected.
The Rewind Technique - is a safe and effective way to reduce and even remove symptoms of PTSD such as intrusive thoughts and flashbacks, you don't have to talk about the incident(s) that has traumatised you.
Mindfulness - uses a mix of guided imagery and visualisation, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation to help reduce stress and generate feelings of calm. It can help you feel more aware of the present moment and gain head space.
Creative Counselling - if you struggle to talk about how you feel, or when words are not enough, working creatively with symbols, objects, images, shapes, colours, storytelling, etc can help you express yourself.
I offer a free 15 minute, no obligation call to talk through what you need and how I can support you.
Ring/Text/WhatsApp 07422 942599
Please visit the website for further information: www.womenstimecounselling.co.uk
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