Pat King MBACP (Accred.) & UKRC Reg. Counsellor and Supervisor
Looking for a counsellor?
We all have times in our lives when it might be helpful to share our concerns with someone outside our situation. Perhaps you feel counselling could be helpful for you?
I work with both individuals and couples, for an agreed, appropriate period of time which we will review regularly. The aim would be to enable you to enhance your life and your relationships, working within a supportive, trusting relationship.
Our initial meeting consists of a free half hour assessment where we look at the issues concerning you and decide whether we would be comfortable working together. Following this would be a charged hour where we consider the direction and timescale for subsequent sessions and begin our work together.
Our sessions will last for a minimum of one hour but I am able to offer flexibility and longer sessions if this would be helpful. Within that hour I will encourage and support you to gain a clear understanding of your present situation and consider possible ways of moving forward with your life.
Issues covered in counselling can include depression, anxiety and panic, stress, illness, bereavement, problems at work, difficulties in relationships, sexuality, anger, confusion, effects of abuse, making changes and coping with difficult situations that arise in life.
I work with a variety of approaches including CBT, utilizing whatever will work best for each individual client. I have a calm and positive temperament, and am committed to providing a high quality of service to clients.
My Practice is in the centre of Ely, where I am able to provide a safe, relaxing and confidential atmosphere. I am within easy reach of the surrounding villages, and of Cambridge. I am close to the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk, 10 miles from Newmarket on the A142..
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and an experienced and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the BACP. I am also a qualified and experienced supervisor.
The accreditation process ensures that I work ethically and can demonstrate a sound and approved training, personal therapy and ongoing supervision of my work. It also ensures that I continue in ongoing professional development and this is reviewed annually to allow my status to continue.
I have eighteen years experience of being a counsellor and supervisor in private practice. I am also an affiliate counsellor for several EAP providers.
I hold the following qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Professional Studies (Supervision).
Diploma (level 5) in Management Coaching and Mentoring.
Certificate in Supervision of Counselling,
Diploma in Counselling,
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to individuals and groups in the helping professions and teachers, to support them in a confidential setting to deal with the stresses they may be coping with. Often unavailable through work, this can be supportive in maintaining mental health and reducing stress-related illness or the need to take premature retirement.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a full one hour session.
My fee scale is as follows:-
Free initial 30 minute session
Individual work £45 per hour,
Couples £50 per hour,
Outside organisations/EAP providers/Insurance work on application.
Student counsellors £40 per session
Qualified therapists £50 per session
Other client groups. On application.
email and telephone counselling available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified and experienced supervisor, My experience includes both group and individual supervision with therapists from various orientations.View supervision profile