Dr. Rupert King UKCP reg.
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:
- 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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 per 50 minute session
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).