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About me and my therapy practice
My name is Richard King and I am a qualified and accredited Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT).
I have more than 10 years experience working mainly within the NHS primary care sector delivering a range of short term psychological therapies.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2008, before qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) at post graduate level at University in 2017. I am also a qualified as a trauma focused this delivering EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I would describe my counselling approach as Person Centred, which is a non authoritative, non judgemental approach to Counselling which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely and overcome ‘blocks’ which may hinder or prevent emotional fulfilment. Cognitive Behavioural techniques involve understand and identifying how our thinking and behaviour impact on our emotions. Counselling sessions tend to be more led by the client, whilst CBT style is more collaborative and requires the client’s commitment to making agreed changes between sessions to overcome psychological difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
As a private therapist, I am able to offer short and longer term psychological therapies, depending on the requirements of the individual. Our first session will be an opportunity for us to assess you problems, needs and expectations of therapy. It is also an opportunity to see if we both feel comfortable working together before proceeding.
I will primarily work on a face-to-face basis, but I will also be offering video sessions to allow people flexibility when needed.
I currently have availability on Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 9:30a.m and 6p.m (last appointment offered at 5p.m)
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Service veterans, Stress
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work