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About Kim and Walnut Tree Therapies

"Helping you to become the best version of you"


I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, an IPT-UK accredited therapist; a qualified humanistic person-centred counsellor as well as an NMC registered Nurse (RMN/RGN). I have a degree in health and social care and a PGCE in post compulsory education teaching psychology, health and social care and interpersonal communication.

Special interests

Among my many areas of interests are obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and low self-esteem. Over the past year I have set up and run a significant number of low self-esteem therapeutic groups and plan to develop groups on overcoming OCD.

Another specialist interest is in compassion-focused therapy working with feelings of guilt and shame. My background and training in humanistic person-centred counselling has ignited my passion in working with approaches which focus primarily on regulating emotional content. I am an empathic reflective compassionate practitioner, adopting a personable and highly professional approach to therapy.

Walnut Tree Therapies

After working as a mental health nurse for 30 years, I have established Walnut Tree Therapies to enable me to help clients from my home in Colchester, Essex.

Kim McGuinness

Kim McGuinness

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