I pride myself on working hard and consistently, to meet my clients’ needs, building trusting relationships with warmth, integrity and genuineness. I am committed to providing my best for my clients by making sure that I am continually learning through ongoing training, regular high-quality supervision, and, most importantly, responding to feedback from my clients.
Kim Kelly has worked as a cognitive behavioural therapist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, since October 2017. During this time, she has worked with a wide range of individuals, and has particularly developed her skills in working with children and young people.
Kim Kelly is a qualified, experienced and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor. She has 30 years of experience working in mental health, supporting people to bring about positive change.
Kim has worked extensively in both hospital and community settings throughout London and the Midlands. She has worked with adults and young people, and in specialist teams for mental health, learning disabilities, adoption and fostering.
Kim trained as a social worker in South London in 1988 and went onto further her training as a counsellor at Croydon College and the Tavistock Clinic, North London, in 1991 and 1993.
In 2011, she qualified as a cognitive behavioural therapist at Birmingham University.
Kim is committed to keeping her education and skills updated. Recent areas of further training she has attended are:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for terminal illness – University College London
- CBT for long term physical health conditions – Staffordshire University
- Assessment and intervention with young people who engage in sexually harmful behaviour – GMAP
- Best practise in the treatment of trauma – Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust
- Compassion focused therapy – Paul Gilbert, Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust
- Acceptance and commitment therapy – Dr Richard Bennett, Birmingham University
- Acceptance and commitment therapy with teens – British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anger Management
- Asperger Syndrome
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD and ADD
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Conduct Disorder
- Gender Dysphoria
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
- Mental Health Treatment
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Perinatal Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Sleep Disorders (Insomnia)
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD)
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Young People’s Services
- Certificate in Life Coaching, Newcastle College
- Certificate in Social Services, Qualified Social Worker, Bromley College
- Certificate of First Line Management, Institute of Leadership and Management
- Diploma in Life Coaching, Newcastle College
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Birmingham
- Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma, Croydon College
- Psychodynamic counselling with adults with 'Mental Handicaps', Tavistock Clinic, North London