Helen King - Life-affirming Walk & Talk Therapy and Professional Life Coaching.

Helen King - Life-affirming Walk & Talk Therapy and Professional Life Coaching.

Teddington
TW11 0EW

Ryde
Isle Of Wight
PO33

07985 041 060

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Teddington
TW11 0EW

Ryde
Isle Of Wight
PO33

07985 041 060

About me

Therapy/Coaching outdoors in Nature, is simply one of the most effective, calming methods I have found to-date - it helps to get you unstuck, find clarity and a greater acceptance.

Outdoor sessions (with me) utilise techniques to help mobilise both left and right sides of the brain, thus allowing your thoughts to arise freely and clearly. This helps resolve any repetitive thought patterns, trauma, anxiety or depression - in a super-naturelle green environment, fresh and invigorating.

And, for the first time, I am delighted to offer Rap & Roll - for those with restricted movements and who use a wheelchair.

I combine my psychotherapy training with my certified life coaching training, for a more forward-focused approach - and clients seem to need less sessions than in the face-to-face sitting down environment.

Perhaps you're wanting to make a key life change: new career, job, divorce, children, living alone, better relationships, build a support circle, travel/new country - or facing major transitions like business succession, inheritance succession, purposeful retirement - then Walk & Talk - or Rap & Roll - is a great investment in self - drawing on natural surroundings for inspiration and motivation.

Being outside in nature reduces stress and anxiety, reduces blood pressure, mobilises joints and regulates breathing. It also and raises endorphins and serotonin, which make you feel more calm and connected.

For those who do not want to go outside, I offer face-to-face online sessions, using the data-protection compliant software VSee.

FEES

If your needs are best served with weekly psychotherapy, the fees are £50.00 per session. Some concessions might be available.

If coaching is a better option to gain momentum towards your goals, then we will aim to meet every other week @ £75.00 per session. The longer time between sessions helps you to implement your actions and formulate new steps forward.


About me:

My personal style is open and laid-back. In Walk&Talk and Rap& Roll we maintain good boundaries and I am committed to providing a safe, comfortable experience for you.

The photo (above) is of a print that used to hang in my old therapy offices. When you look at it one way, it could be underwater plants, yet, in another way, it could be garden plants. I like the fact that we all see life in different ways - with the option to see something from another angle, if we so choose. Therapy (or coaching) does not have to be sitting down within four walls. Clients have shown me that being outdoors provides an added dimension to healing and making positive change.

Originally, I trained to MSc-level in the traditional psychotherapy of Transactional Analysis (TA) and in 2014/15 in the contemporary, outcome-focused Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT). This year, after already coaching clients for two years, I qualified as a Professional Coach.

I work with clients in the Teddington/Richmond-upon-Thames areas - and now also in the Isle of Wight.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional coaching qualification: the PURE Coaching Academy
  • Coaching certificate/foundation
  • Advanced training in Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT is a division of Association of Contextual Behavioural Science).
  • PGDip Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Studies (Middlesex University)
  • Advanced training (MSc) in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute).
  • Trauma Therapy training (Wealdon College)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy: co-working with animals to help human clients! (Wealdon)
  • Addictions training (ASCA)
  • Various training, including: "Integral Model for Treating Trauma & Addiction"; "Addiction & Narcissism" (LifeWorks Community)
  • Working with Groups, Working with Couples, Bodywork (Metanoia)
  • Bowlby Attachment Relationships (PPA)
  • Bereavement Counselling (Kingston Bereavement)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Kingston Strategic Partnership)
  • Various NHS in-depth training (workshop based and on-the-job) in Mental Health procedure and diagnosis (Kingston & District PCT

Other relevant training

  • Beliefs and Values in World Religions (WLIHE)
  • 12-Step model of working with addictive behaviours.

Experience includes

  • 10 years private practice, including 2 years Walk & Talk
  • 3 years counselling with ASCA, Richmond (Addiction Support & Care Agency)
  • One year counselling in a centre for survivors of sexual and domestic abuse
  • One year counselling with Metanoia Institute Clinic - clients with varied issues
  • One year employed as Programme Assistant, Lifeworks Community, Surrey - private residential addictions rehab
  • 3 years: Kingston & District Community NHS Trust - serving on a panel reviewing patients who have been Sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
  • Administrating and marketing the BFSS National RE (Interfaith) Centre, focused on celebrating difference in society and running workshops and courses for State school teachers.
  • I have considerable life experience, and hold a managerial background in marketing, manufacturing and strategy consultancy.

I am registered with and adhere to the following organisations' codes of ethics

  • BACP - MBACP/Registered (Member British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial meeting to discuss your needs: Free of Charge.

If your needs are best served with weekly psychotherapy, the fees are £50.00 per session. Some concessions might be available.

If coaching is a better option to gain momentum towards your goals, then we will aim to meet every other week @ £75.00 per session. The longer time between sessions helps you to implement your actions and formulate new steps forward.

Maps & Directions

Teddington, TW11 0EW
Ryde, PO33

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

By appointment

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Supervision & training

I have constructive and creative supervision with David Tidsall (TSTA) in High Wycombe, and highly recommend him to other psychotherapists.

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