Kim Rutherford | Accredited Counsellor | Liverpool | NCPS

Kim Rutherford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05009

Location: Liverpool

The psychological impact of being in a senior leadership role or being a business owner is very real and in many cases can cause major strain on our lives, our relationship, our mental health and cognitive function. It can lead to thought patterns and behaviours that cause us additional problems, as well as impact those around us. Those with a driven and ambitious mindset can often ignore the signs that let us know our wellbeing is deteriorating and this can lead to stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, developing dysfunctional coping tools, struggling with decision making or simply feeling a little lost in life or your career. If any of these resonates with you, 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 choose to specialise with this specific client group - because I was this client group.

I understand the pressure, I understand the responsibilities and I understand the consequences when we don't stop and start taking care of ourselves and dealing with issues we may have been ignoring whilst we were 'too busy'.

I experienced all this first hand myself and its why I created my 8Wise™ methodology and published my book: 8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind, so I could support other senior leaders and business owners to protect their psychological wellbeing whilst also fulfilling their responsibilities and achieving their desired levels of success. Basically, I help you learn to navigate with clarity and confidence, challenging personal and professional experiences and transitions, that are having a negative impact on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and areas of your life. I also have experience of working wit ADHD and bariatric patients.

Therapists and Coaches, I can also teach you to use my 8Wise™ methodology with your own clients, so they can start living the 8Wise Way for optimal mental health and wellbeing. or even as part of a wellbeing in the workplace initiative.

Effective Therapy and coaching require your commitment alongside my guidance and support. I work online via Zoom, as that is what my client group prefer. 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, a practical approach, along with a safe and confidential space.

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Q: What issues and problems can you help with
stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, poor work life balance, low self esteem and confidence, Imposter syndrome, negative thinking, and managing life decisions, mid life crisis, career change and life transitions.

Q: Do you only offer counselling and psychotherapy services?
I also provide group programmes, psychotherapy, and therapeutic coaching for bariatric patients. 

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?
I will provide you with my availability for you to book your first appointment. I will then provide you with an email that confirms the appointment.outlines the payment method and there will be some initial paperwork to be completed before out first session.

Q: How do I access the sessions?
You will be provided with a Zoom link. This will be your Zoom link for all sessions that follow.

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.

Q: What if I need more information
Email me directly with your questions

  • Qualifications & Experience

    BA Hons Criminology
    Advanced Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapy
    Certificate in Eating Disorders
    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

    National Society of Counselling
    National Society of Hypnotherapy

    Published Author:
    8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind
    8Wise 12-Week journal
    8Wise 12-Week planner
    8Wise Pocketbook of Wellbeing

    Guest speaker and trainer for:
    Skills and Education Group
    Association of Colleges
    Education and Training Foundation
    In Professional Development
    Randox Health
    Plus Group
    Epic for Life
    Men Are Nuts (podcast)

    Named as one of top 50 Wellness personalities in Liverpool
    Wellbeing Radio Host
    Executive contributor to Brainz Magazine
  • 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
    • Neurodiversity
    • 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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