Kim Rutherford | Accredited Counsellor | Liverpool | NCPS

Kim Rutherford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05009

Location: Liverpool

If you are a CEO, Business Owner, Business Leader or Senior Manager experiencing; stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, dysfunctional relationship with food, struggling with decision making and cognitive function or simply feeling a little lost in life or your career, then I can help.

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™, author of 8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind and host of the Live The 8 Wise Way podcast.

I work with busy senior level career professionals, across all sectors and industries, experiencing poor mental wellbeing that is impacting on their health, both physically and mentally. 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.

If you would like to work with me please get in touch to arrange a free 30 minute consultation for 121 services or check out some of my resources:
📕8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind
📗8Wise 12-Week Journal
📘8Wise 12-Month Planner
📙8Wise Ways Pocket Book of Wellness
🎙Live the 8 Wise Way Podcast

Therapy and coaching are 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
Check out my website
Check out my social media platforms

  • Qualifications & Experience

    BA Hons Criminology
    Advanced Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapy
    Post Graduate: Directors Development Programme
    Level 4 in Counselling Practice
    Level 4 in Coaching and Mentoring
    Level 3 in Counselling Theory 
    Level 3 in Hypnotherapy 
    Accredited Psychometric Assessor - Insights 

    Qualified and experienced psychotherapist and personal development coach with a professional background spanning nearly 20 years in corporate senior management within leadership and organisational development.   I am also a published author, podcast host and executive contributor for Brainz Magazine.

    Mental health and Personal Development has been part of my life since childhood in one way or another, it’s what inspired me to open up my private practice, create 8Wise™  and write my book: 8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind.

    Trained with: University of Liverpool, Hope University, Chrysalis Training, Insights, Reed Learning, In Professional Development


    Association of Coaching
    National Society of Counselling
    National Society of Hypnotherapy

    Published Author
    Named as one of top 50 Wellness personalities in Liverpool
    Wellbeing Radio Host
    Executive contributor to Brainz Magazine
    Guest speaker for:

    Skills and Education Group
    Randox Health
    Plus Group
    Epic for Life
    Men Are Nuts (podcast)
  • What I can help with
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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