Angela King MBACP Snr Accredited
293 -295 Luton Road
0773 985 3335
Welcome to my profile, I hope you will find it useful in making your choices.
You are warmly invited to take a look at the information below about my counselling services in St Albans and Luton. You can also find out more at my website; www.insightful.me.uk If you prefer, you are most welcome to call or email me with any queries.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 13 years experience offering the 'talking therapy'. My counselling approach is integrative and is tailored to the needs of the individual client. I am also UKCP (United Kingdom council for Psychotherapy) registered and have a Diploma in supervision and offer Counselling Supervision to experienced counsellors, trainees and counsellors working in voluntary agencies.
In my private practice I offer you short or long term counselling and will give you the time and space you need to find ways through issues that are causing you difficulty or distress.
Research shows that talking things over with a trained professional who is not directly involved in the situation can be of great benefit. The way I respond to what you say can help you to become more aware of what you think and feel, help you to focus on what is important to you, help you to recover your abilities to cope and give you the strength to move on.
Each session lasts for one hour and I will leave it to you to decide on what to talk about, how often we meet and how many sessions you require. Most people like to meet once a week, others once a fortnight, others once every few months or so.
For me, it is important that it is you who is in control of your counselling and that it is you who decides on what to talk about and how often we meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
2004 MSc Counselling, Dundee University;
2003 Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh;
1999 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Herts & Beds Pastoral Foundation, St Albans
2006 Diploma in Stress Management Training with Distinction, Stress Consultancy
2007 NLP Master Practitioner, Beeleaf, London
2007 Intermediate certificate in Contemporary Psychotherapy, Beeleaf, London
2007 Certificate in IMT (Integrative Minbody Therapy)
2008 Certificate in Embodied Trances Relational Hypnosis
2009 Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy
2010 Intermediate certificate in IMT (Integrative Minbody Therapy)
2010 Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy
2010 Diploma in Consultancy and Supervision
2011 Practitioner of Relational Trancework
2011 Practitioner (Diploma) of Integrative Mindbody Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
These are some of the reasons people come to me for counselling/psychotherapy:
Unresolved childhood issues,
Counselling/psychotherapy is a journey of self-discovery.
There are insights into relationships, self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-confidence,
separation, loss, self-care, self-love and happiness.
50 minute appointment - £40
Student rate - £ 30
couples - £50
How I work with clients
I work as an Integrative Counsellor, as I have integrated various counselling theory and techniques in to my work as I have developed professionally, however, my core approach is psychodynamic. This approach can be particularly helpful where there are painful memories from the past; as well as difficulties in dealing with distressing feelings in the present. It can also be a really useful approach for focusing on problems in the ways we relate to each other; and for issues around loss; abuse, (including sexual, physical and psychological abuse); identity; or self-esteem.
It is also important that we find a way of working together that suits you and your needs and therefore other theory or approaches I am able to use include: Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness, NLP, Embodied Relational Therapy, Integrative MindBody Therapy and Hypnotherapy. We can discuss any of these approaches in more detail during the initial session and generally how we can work together in a way that is helpful to you
Private Health Insurance
I am an approved provider with insurance companies including Oakdale, AVIVA and SimplyRehab. If you would like your appointments to be covered by your insurance then a referral from your GP or psychiatrist may be required. It is usually best to contact your provider to confirm their criteria. If you would like any assistance then please contact me.
Flexible appointments - evenings and weekends
I know it is a big step to pick up the phone and ask for help.Looking for the right counsellor can sometimes seem confusing and overwhelming.I am here to be as supportive and clear about what I offer as possible. You can also e-mail me through this site with any questions you may have.
I work at all times within the BACP and UKCP ethical frameworks for good practice. I attend regular supervision as this is a requirement of my profession and ensures the quality of my work.
I am committed to a programme of ongoing professional development and as such I attend regular training courses.