Kim Houston BSc (Hons), Dip (AS) CABC, CCAB is a consultant in feline behaviour, and a published international author. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class honors degree in Applied Psychology before gaining a Postgraduate Degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton.
Kim is a member of and affiliated with the most prestigious animal organisations in the UK, as a cat behaviourist. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and is also accredited through both the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) as a Registered and Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She is one of the only cat behaviour specialists in the UK, and regularly contributes to magazines, the national press and TV. Kim’s eagerly awaited book ’21-days to the Perfect Cat’, is published by Hamlyn, and was released worldwide on 4th August 2014. Kim also sits on the Your Cat magazine panel of experts as the feline behaviour expert; and as well as writing regular articles, she also answers reader questions on a monthly basis. See below for some of the magazines that Kim writes for.
Kim has owned and run CAT-astrophes.com, a cat behaviour consultancy, for over 15 years. Kim consults clients worldwide, helping resolve cat behaviour problems by taking a holistic, positive and education based approach. In most cases, the behavior can be successfully modified and she has prevented many cats from being euthanized or rehomed as well as improving the relationship of countless cats and their owners.
She is immensely proud of the expert and professional services that she offers, and is well respected in the feline community. Ultimately, Kim loves cats, and they love her! She has spend countless years learning about and understanding this wonderful species, and she clearly get them!
When not consulting, she volunteers her services to Cats Protection in her local area, providing rehoming advice and addressing behaviour issues in rescue cats.
Over the years Kim has shared her life with numerous cats and dogs, which have enriched her life and brought many smiles. The current menagerie includes five cats, GiGi, Harry, Olivia, Ralph and Brodie who have all got Kim wrapped around their little paws!!