Kim Rutherford | Accredited Counsellor | Liverpool | NCS

Kim Rutherford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05009

Location: Liverpool

I AM NOT YOUR AVERAGE THERAPIST. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist, Therapeutic Coach and seasoned Personal Development Coach, with over a decade experience at senior level management in the corporate world. I'm also the founder of 8Wise™ and author of 8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind. I work with adults experiencing: poor mental wellbeing, work related stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, confidence and poor work life balance. Mainly business leaders, owners and professionals see me, but I'm happy to work with any adult. I empower clients to take control and create positive change in their lives, whether it be in their careers, relationships, health, business, self-perception, or their own healing processes.

8Wise™ is my critically acclaimed approach for healing from the past, managing the present and creating a healthier future. It draws on; Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Compassion therapy, Hypnotherapy, Positive Psychology, Therapeutic Life Coaching. I designed it as both a prevention and a recovery tool so that the 1 in 4 experiencing mental health issues can use it but so can the 3 in 4 who are at risk of developing them can to, because I believe that prevention is better than cure where possible.

Therapy and coaching is a journey and I am right beside you every step of the way, working with you collaboratively. I can work remotely or face to face in a Covid secure setting. If you feel 'now' is the right time for you to get some support and make positive changes in your life, then get in touch by email. I promise a friendly face, an empathetic ear, and a safe, confidential space.

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Q: What issues and problems can you help with
I support clients with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, feeling sad, loneliness, social anxiety, panic attacks, health anxiety, family issues, poor sleep, low self esteem, trauma, stress, burnout, poor workalike balance, work related stress, career counselling, sexual abuse, struggling to make life decisions, managing promotion, imposter syndrome, negative thinking, confidence and advice and guidance support for everyday life problems.

Q: Do you only offer counselling and psychotherapy services?
I also provide: Life coaching, Hypnotherapy and Therapeutic coaching which draws on; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Therapy, Positive Psychology.

Q: How long are sessions?
On average 60 minutes, but longer intensive sessions are also available. The number of sessions is dependent on your specific needs.

Q: What to expect after contacting you?
On receiving your enquiry, I will offer you a Free, No Obligation 30-minute Consultation via Zoom, an informal chat to get to know each other better. If after the consultation you choose to move forward with me I request that you commit to 3 weekly sessions in the first instance to build momentum and motivation. We will review this at session three and can make amendments to regularity then. I offer sessions face to face at my office or via Zoom.

Q: How do I access the sessions?
For face to face session I will provide you with a time slot and confirm the address. You are required to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your session in order to check in at the reception. The receptionist will advise me of your arrival and send you to the 2nd floor either by the stairs or the lift, whichever option works best for you. I will then meet you when you arrive onto the 2nd floor and escort you to the office.

For online appointments I will send you a confirmation email for the appointment plus a Zoom log in which you simply click on at the time of your appointment which will bring you into a private online meeting room with myself. If you have a calendar that you manage a personal diary through I can also send a Zoom invite that can be directly added to your calendar with reminders attached depending on your own set up.

Q: What to expect during my therapy sessions?
Each session provides an opportunity for you to talk freely about your issues, identify the goals you would like to focus on, and set realistic tasks and timelines to meet them. it also allows us to identify specific areas or problem you would like to find solutions for.

In our first session together, we will spend some time identifying the current issues and setting some realistic short-term and long-term goals that you would like to focus on, and we will identify the first steps to reaching them.

Q: What if I need more information
Book in for your FREE 'No Obligation' 30-minute consultation
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  • Qualifications & Experience
    BA Hons Criminology
    Advanced Level 5 Diploma Psychotherapy
    Level 4 in Counselling Practice
    Level 4 in Coaching and Mentoring
    Level 3 in Counselling Theory 
    Level 3 in Hypnotherapy 
    Accredited Psychometric Assessor - Insights 
    Accredited Insights practitioner
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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