Gareth King, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, M.Sc., B.A. (Hons), MBACP
We all experience difficulties in life, which, for the most part, we overcome using our own resources and the support of others. Sometimes, however, what we face can overwhelm us and we find ourselves stuck in distress which we are unable to solve.
Whether you’re facing depression or anxiety, overwhelm or stress, loss or bereavement, addictions, or existential angst, I offer psychotherapy that can help you work through these painful feelings, to gain an understanding of yourself at a deeper level, and ultimately achieve the change you are seeking.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with a first-class M.Sc., in Integrative Psychotherapy and a first-class B.A. (Honours) in Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
I'm using an emotion-focused, person-centred experiential approach to therapy. Working together, we will achieve change by first exploring what you're struggling with, where I will help you connect to and express how you feel inside. Often this will mean working through some very strong feelings of anger, sadness, shame, and fear, which can be very painful and difficult to process, but which I will help you with. Working through these emotions will help you achieve some relief from the distress that brings you to therapy.
From this point, we'll be able to look at your distress at a deeper level, looking for what underlying painful emotions, experiences, and learned behaviours may be influencing how you feel. Often this will include working on the way you treat and talk to yourself, how you suppress your emotions or how you express them in less than helpful ways, and often, it will lead to working on how you feel about yourself and others. From this work, you will be better able to understand your feelings and what to do about them, including how to communicate yourself in a way that is both beneficial to yourself and also beneficial to your relationships.
As change is being realised in the therapy room, we will also be working on ensuring this change translates into your personal life. We will use real-world situations that you find difficult, we will explore what is being triggered in you, and process these triggers so that you can express yourself and meet your needs. I will be there to guide you through this difficult work, ensuring that you have actual experiences of being different in the world, both within yourself and with others, helping you gain the confidence you need to face and overcome the challenges that life will inevitably throw at you.
My first session
I understand that starting therapy is not easy. You may have many questions about whether therapy is right for you, whether you can gain anything from therapy, and if a particular therapist (like myself) is right for you. To help you answer some of these questions, I offer a free no-obligation first session, where we can meet, begin exploring what you're struggling with, and where you can test out therapy for yourself before making any decisions or commitments.
To read more about the way I work, and to book your free initial session, please visit my website at https://theprocess.space where there is a secure online booking form. Alternatively, you can contact me by phone or email.
I am looking forward to meeting you and supporting you in your therapy journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with a first-class M.Sc., in Integrative Psychotherapy and a first-class B.A. (Honours) in Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I offer emotion-focused, person-centred experiential therapy.
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 offer a 50 min free therapy session that will give you the chance to experience working with me. Afterwards, I charge £45/session for online and phone therapy and £60/session for in-person therapy in Wilmslow, Stockport, or Manchester. For home visits, please contact me.
I am available all days, except Wednesdays and Sundays, between 9 am and 8 pm. You can check my availability and book a session here https://theprocess.space/booking-form/
I offer online sessions via Zoom and other platforms, phone, and in-person in Wilmslow or Manchester. For home visits, please contact me.