Kim Lennard – Reach Associate

 

 

Kim has recently become a Reach Associate, having successfully completed our Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.  Over the duration of the course Kim excelled to such an extent that she was one of the most improved students by the end of the course. Throughout her training she was very diligent and focused, juggling the rigours of study with finding a good work/life balance.

 

We know she will bring the same attitude and commitment to her work with clients.  Kim is a very genuine individual with a warm and approachable personality.  We are confident, given the rate of her development, that she will be an integral part of our team here at Reach.

 

Here’s what Kim has to say…

Hi my name is Kim Lennard.  I am a qualified Holistic and Integrative Counsellor and registered member of BACP.

 

For much of my career I have worked in HR management.  I worked with senior managers, using my knowledge and negotiating skills to deal with many challenging situations. I coached line managers, sat on promotion panels, conducted interviews as well as disciplinaries and also assisted with full-scale redundancy programmes. I was also involved in project work and supported an organisation with pulling together a collaboration programme.  I have worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors. As a result I have a broad understanding and awareness of the challenges in the workplace; high workloads, deadlines, time constraints and politics – and I appreciate how these experiences can affect our health and wellbeing.

 

In 2008 after the loss of my father I decided to have counselling and the Reach Approach was recommended to me.  The Reach Approach made so much sense to me in many different ways and I can honestly say it changed my life. The investment I made in my own self-development and personal growth has been fundamental to my progress.  The journey I took has offered me solutions that last – for the first time I felt in control of my life.

 

In 2010 I decided I wanted to change career as I realised there was a rub between my role as a HR Manager where I felt I was carrying out a role on behalf of an organisation whereas I actually wanted to help people take responsibility for themselves.

 

Since becoming a counsellor I have experience of working with a cancer charity – working with those diagnosed with the condition as well as family and friends, tending to their needs.  I also have worked with clients in a hospice setting offering bereavement counselling and more recently have worked with clients in the public sector in Occupational Health.

 

I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress, illness, poor self-esteem, anger, trauma as well as work related stress.

 

Following my change of career I was very fortunate to be accepted onto the Reach Associate Programme and trained to become a Reach practitioner. Having experienced the Reach Approach from a client perspective and now as an Associate, my belief in the approach continues to grow and I continue to be blown away by the work of Reach.

 

It is a great honour to work as a Reach Associate and there is no greater privilege than walking alongside a client.

 

For those who would like to make contact with Kim and find out more about her, please either ring her on: 07788 543729 or take a look at her website: www.kimlennard.co.uk