Kim Barber, Counselling Manager

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2001, and haven’t stopped learning and developing my practice since.

My way of working with loss, grief, human fragility,  but also strength has been influenced by further study on grief and trauma but mostly by my experience of being alongside people who have been bereaved. Since qualifying as a Counsellor I have worked in the NHS, Mental Health teams, Hospice Care, Macmillan and Homeless Hostels and also as a tutor on counsellor training courses.  I have a small private practice.

I am passionate about providing a safe compassionate space where women and couples can begin to find the courage to start to break the wall of isolation that can surround the devastation of the most unthinkable loss, and to support people to begin to find a way of carrying their grief in a way that provides some healing.

I feel passionately that everyone affected by the loss of a baby should have access to Specialist Counselling, its an honour and a privilege to be working with Petals and to be doing this work.