My name is Dean King and I have over 25 years experience helping people from all walks of life overcome life’s challenges and difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and stress.
Initially, I trained as a Nurse in the National Health Service in 1992 and developed my psychological therapy skills through Keele University, from where I received a Certificate, Diploma and Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Counselling Psychology.
For many years I ran and developed a Psychological Therapy team in the NHS, offering Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other therapeutic approaches.
Parallel to my NHS career, I was also for many years a Reservist in The British Armed forces, more latterly in a clinical role supporting service personnel with psychological and mental health issues brought about by their military service. I deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in this capacity.
Although I initially trained in the Humanistic tradition, I would describe my therapy style as Integrative, blending a number of approaches with my extensive real world life and professional experience to serve the unique and individual needs of my clients.
You can learn more about me and how I can help on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Mental Health Nurse
MSc Counselling Psychology
LEAN Certified Leader
Major (V) Retd. British Army
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have flexibility around fees based on £40 per session (50 minutes)
This might be more if required to travel. I offer concessions to certain groups.
Coaching fees vary, depending on the assignment.