Consultant and Lead Psychotherapist for AMEND and Neuroendocrine Cancer UK
Kym began her career in the NHS working with individuals and families recovering from traumatic brain-injuries and psychotic episodes, before training as a psychotherapist in the late 90’s. She worked for several years as a counsellor in universities before becoming Head of a UK University Counselling Centre. She then went on to become Clinical Manager at a residential Therapeutic Community for people with severe mental health difficulties, and as Chair, lecturer and clinical supervisor for an associated Psychotherapy Training Programme (Arbours Association, London.) She works clinically with both individuals and couples, speaks regularly at conferences, runs workshops and training days for medics and clinicians, counsellors/psychotherapists, and for specialist patient groups. She is a clinical supervisor, consultant and examiner to a number of organisations.
Following the diagnosis of family members with MEN1 in 2012, Kym has become increasingly committed to broadening understanding of the psychological and emotional impact of living with rare/uncommon diseases for both patients and professionals. She is passionate about widening access to appropriate psychological support and consultancy for NET patients and their supporters, and in raising awareness of the emotional aspects of NETS amongst health care professionals. As a UKCP reg. psychotherapist, she is the Consultant and Lead Psychotherapist for AMEND and NCUK.