Kim’s interest in parenting skills began 30 years ago when as a new parent she studied behaviour management, communication and relationships. This interest in emotional health led her to pursue a career as a relationship counsellor. Kim returned to study as a mature student and graduated from university with a psychology degree. Previously KIm worked as a parenting specialist within the Youth Offending Service where she was the responsible officer for parenting orders awarded through court. She also provided voluntary parenting interventions where risk of/ offending had been identified. Kim continues to support parents and professionals in her capacity as a Parenting Specialist. Recently she has expanded her interest in personal development by working as a Life Coach. Kim is passionate about self-awareness and enabling others to develop and grow.
Kim uses materials that provide a framework which can be adapted to individuals within the group. Kim teaches parenting skills yet pays particular attention to the parent’s behaviour towards their child. Therefore, she is not only teaching parenting skills but raising self-awareness which leads to self-empowerment. At the core of her work is the desire to empower parents and young people to question their own behaviour and make significant changes to improve their lives.
Kim has delivered professional training to family workers, social workers and teachers. Her years of experience supporting and teaching parents have given her a greater understanding of the techniques that work with both children and parents. She is able to pass this knowledge on to other professionals through the training that she delivers using practical and creative teaching methods.
Kim has her own Life Coaching practice where she offers 1-1 and group coaching sessions. She has regular mentor coaching and attends workshops to continually develop her practice.