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Kim McManus

Student Counsellor

Prior to joining LIPA Sixth Form College, Kim worked for a national organisation called We Are With You for 11 years in the substance misuse field whilst also working towards a career in Counselling. After 6 years of study she graduated with a BSc Hons First Class Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Staffordshire University. As an Integrative Counsellor she is qualified in various therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Person-Centred Therapy. Following her degree, Kim worked as a Young Person’s Recovery Worker. Kim is here to provide a confidential counselling service that is accessible to all students. She is passionate about providing a safe space for students to share their struggles and truly be themselves so that they can feel heard and supported without fear of judgment. As a result of attending a full-time performing arts school in Liverpool throughout her childhood, Kim has a natural passion and understanding for this industry. This coupled with her experience and love for counselling enables her two greatest passions to work in collaboration.