Kim Rutherford | Accredited Counsellor | Liverpool | NCS

Kim Rutherford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05009

Location: Liverpool

I am a Psychotherapist, Coach, Trainer and Consultant specialising in Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, Negative Thinking, Low Confidence, Low Self Esteem and Imposter Syndrome.  I am also the Founder of 8Wise™ and Author of 8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind, a critically acclaimed holistic approach for healing from the past, managing the present and creating a healthier future, that is designed as both a prevention and recovery tool.  It draws on; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Therapy, Positive Psychology, Life Coaching and Therapeutic Coaching.

As a senior leader I experienced my own  mental health issues and so I am passionate about the work I do and the people I work with.  I firmly believe that we can create positive change in our lives, whether it be in our careers, relationships, health, our self perception, or our own healing processes, to feel back in control of our lives.

Therapy and coaching is a journey and I am right beside you every step of the way, 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: Do you only offer counselling and psychotherapy services?

As well as counselling and psychotherapy I also provide life coaching and hypnotherapy for my private clients and these services can all be combined as part of a tailored approach which I call therapeutic counselling. It combines counselling, therapy and coaching approach to provide an end to end holistic approach for your therapeutic journey. I am also a trainer and leadership development coach , working with corporate clients in training and developing their people managers.

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 us working together, we can make arrangements that suit you, whether that be face-to-face or via Zoom.

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.

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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