Hello and welcome, I'm glad you've got this far and would like to know more about me. I trained with and worked for Relate, the Couples Counselling Charity in the UK, from 1990-1997, and gave talks about counselling on local radio, and to interested groups in the area. I also had a small private practice with some colleagues in Surrey, where I saw clients with a variety of personal problems.

Since then I have moved to France where I continue to work with English-speaking clients. I have expanded my experience to include those who have been bereaved, who have survived childhood traumas, or who are finding it difficult to live abroad without a familiar support system, as well as seeing couples and individuals who are suffering from relationship breakdown.

My interest in online counselling has developed with a recognition of how important it is to maintain good relationships from afar. It doesn't seem to matter whether you live in France or Australia, the ease of communicating by email allows friendships to flourish, so a logical extension of that was to see how well some people can relate online. Having taken the General and the Advanced Certificates in Online Counselling five years ago I am more convinced than ever that for some clients this could be a very valuable way of exploring their problems.

My personal leaning is towards the person centred approach, but I am happy to look at the problem with the client(s) and see whether exploring childhood influences would help. I believe that learning lessons from the past, if well and truly understood, can help you to move on in a more positive way, or at least come to terms with how you are feeling at the moment. However, it is you, the client, and your feelings, that are the most important element in this counselling process, and I wish to help in the most effective way possible.

The first email exchange is free, so that we can both get an idea about each other, thereafter if we think we could work well together, then the fees are as follows, excluding any short 'admin'/setting up arrangements type communication which is all also free:
  • First email exchange free
  • Each individual email exchange - 35.00
  • Each couple email exchange - 45.00
  • One hour individual MSN/live session or Skype webcam - by appointment - 40.00
  • One hour couple MSN/live session or Skype webcam - by appointment - 50.00

All fees can also be paid in the sterling equivalent converted at the prevailing exchange rate, payable in cash or cheque, whichever is more convenient for you, or by PayPal.

I also offer face to face and telephone counselling when appropriate from my home in Sillans-la-Cascade, 25 kms west of Draguignan in the Var. I have a quiet, peaceful counselling room with its own private entrance & the fees are:

  • One hour per individual - 40.00
  • One hour per couple - 50.00

Once we have decided to work together I can then send you a further email outlining the agreement and giving you the details of payment, privacy and confidentiality. I look forward to hearing from you if you think I could help

Email Mim Kay

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