Kym Winter

Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision in St Albans, Herts
All enquiries:  01727 752147


About me

Kym WinterI have over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor, supervisor and teacher in a variety of settings with individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide range of issues.

My approach is broadly psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, but I also draw on other approaches such as CBT and Mindfulness depending upon what might be helpful.

Having trained originally in psychology, I began my career in the NHS working with individuals and families recovering from traumatic brain-injuries and psychotic episodes, before training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the Arbours Association.

Following several years as counsellor and supervisor working in higher education, and as Head of the University of Hertfordshire Counselling Centre, I went on to become Clinical Manager for a residential Therapeutic Community in London for people with difficulties such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts and psychotic episodes. I was also Chair of the Arbours Association Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, with a special interest in the impact of contemporary culture, society and language on identity.

I now work in private practice in St Albans as a psychotherapist, consultant and supervisor with both couples and individuals, offering both long and short-term sessions.  I am also the Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Advisor for two national rare disease charities (AMEND and NPF) and speak regularly at conferences, running workshops and training days for groups of medics and clinicians, counsellors/psychotherapists, and specialist patient groups.

I also teach and examine externally for a number of counselling and psychotherapy trainings, including The Counselling Foundation (St Albans), the Arbours Association (London) and the Philadelphia Association (London).

I also co-facilitate residential weekends in Dorset on ‘Living with Dying’ , using art, cinema and group discussions to explore how awareness of our mortality can impact helpfully and positively on our life choices.

I am a member of the UKCP, AAP and the COSRT and practice under the UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice.  I hold full professional indemnity insurance, an enhanced CRB check and am a fully accredited UKCP Supervisor.


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St Albans Road, St Albans, Herts AL4 9LP. 
Email:  Tel: 01727 752147

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