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Dr. Rupert King UKCP reg.

London, W4 Registered / Accredited

About me


Seeking therapy can be a daunting task. I offer a safe space where you can talk about your thoughts and feelings.

I practice Existential-Phenomenological psychotherapy with an emphasis on exploring lived experience, wrestling with uncertainty and finding meaning. I am interested in creativity and Jung's idea of active imagination. I believe mindfulness can help with emotional well-being and have a regular meditation practice.

As a therapist and supervisor I have worked with a range of issues including:

  • Addictions
  • Depression, emptiness and loss
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Relationships problems
  • Low self worth
  • Career or midlife changes
  • Reconnecting and exploring creativity

[Sept. 2018 - I have no evening slots available at the moment.]


I am an academic advisor at Metanoia Institute, where my research interests include:

  • Phenomenology (in particular the works of: Bachelard, Churchill, Finlay, Max van Manen, Romanyshyn and Todres)
  • Reflective journaling
  • The use of photographs in research
  • Heidegger (especially the later works)
  • Openness and Uncertainty in Psychotherapy

Doctoral Thesis - Middlesex University:

The Clearing of Being: A Phenomenological Study of Openness in Psychotherapy (2017)

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered constituent of UKCP


DPsych. (Doctor of Psychotherapy by Professional Studies), Metanoia Institute, London. (2017)

Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regents College, London. (2005)

PG Dip. in Pyschotherapy & Counselling, Regents College, London. (2002)

M.Sc. in Psychology & Artificial Intelligence, South Bank University, London

B.A. in Psychology & Linguisitics, University of Wales.

Former Teaching/Training Posts:

University of West London, (Thames Valley University), London.

New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness

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£65 per 50 minute session

Further information

I'm based in Chiswick overlooking the river Thames. There is off street parking or a 12 min walk from Stamford Brook tube station (district line).

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Week daytime - currently I have no evening slots available

Dr. Rupert King UKCP reg.

Dr. Rupert King UKCP reg.