Kim completed both her undergraduate and Clinical Psychology Doctorate degrees at the University of Edinburgh. During her Clinical Psychology Doctorate she gained significant experience supporting patients with physical health problems and she has continued to develop her skills in this area for the last 12 years.
Within the NHS in Scotland, and public and private healthcare services in New Zealand, Kim has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has experience supporting adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, stress and trauma symptoms. Kim is particularly equipped to support people who are adjusting to long-term illness or physical injury, and help with the management and impact of a physical illness on everyday quality of life.
Kim’s main therapeutic models are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). She uses these flexibly, depending on the nature of issues that a person presents with and their needs. Kim is committed to providing timely and useful interventions to the people she sees.