Liz King

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Counsellor - face-to-face, PGDip, MBACP.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

From time to time we experience a feeling of things being ‘too much’ or not feeling ‘quite right’. Our cup starts overflowing, we feel like we might break. Or maybe what brought you here was a feeling that your life could be a ‘little bit better’, you want to gain more self-understanding and thrive. This is where I hope to help. I’ve always worked closely with people, as I’m drawn to real, human connection. This is what I aim to create within the counselling sessions. 

I aim to work in a way that puts you at ease, to allow you to feel safe and comfortable sharing whatever feels right for you. I won’t judge or blame but instead work alongside you, accepting your words warmly. My role is very much sat in my values of genuineness, care and compassion. In our work together we can explore what about your life feels painful, uncomfortable or something that no longer serves you. We can also explore and try out new ways of thinking, connecting and flourishing. Because of the type of therapy I am trained in (person-centred), I won’t offer advice or tell you what to do and there is no end point that I need you to reach. Over time, I hope that you will find your own way back to what feels right for you.

Perhaps all the options feel daunting and it’s hard to know which therapist to choose. You might be unsure what you might say, where you might start, or how this all works. Or perhaps you don’t know whether you need to talk to someone at all. To help with all of these feelings, I offer a free, confidential 20 minute phone chat, with no obligation to continue. This conversation is an opportunity to ask me anything you like about counselling, you can decide if I’m the right person to help you get going and I can talk you through the process of getting started if you so choose. I hope to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Cumbria. I maintain membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Registered Member. I also hold Masters level qualifications in Psychology related to outdoor adventure and sport. 

Work that compliments my counselling skills includes ten years working with veterans and serving military personnel on their recovery journey, volunteering as a listener with Samaritans and working with undergraduate students in a pastoral role. I completed my counselling training working in an addiction recovery service. I have experience of working with neurodiversity (autism and ADHD), abuse, addiction, suicidal thoughts and depression. 

A large part of my background is working in the outdoor industry, guiding and coaching people to achieve more than they think they can. With nearly two decades in this role, I have gained a wealth of experience in how to work alongside people with a whole variety of styles and needs - this variety in life is what I love about all of my work! I look to offer therapy in the outdoors in the future.

Continued Professional Development:

  • Certificate in Working with Trans and Gender Diverse Clients

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Initial 20 minute introductory phone conversation - free
  • Standard 60 minute counselling session - £50.
  • Concessionary rates may be available on request (includes those on no or low income and students).
  • Payment in cash or bank transfer. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available on Tuesday mornings and afternoons. Tuesday evening sessions and appointments on Mondays may be available by special arrangement - please contact me about this.

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair accessible rooms can be arranged, please contact me.

Liz King
Liz King