Gareth King

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Psychotherapist, M.Sc., B.A. (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wilmslow SK9 & Manchester M2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Practice description

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 can be a daunting task. You may have many questions about whether therapy is right for you. To help you answer some of these questions, please book an initial session so that you can try out therapy with me and decide if we are a good match.

To read more about the way I work, and to book your sessions, please visit my website at where there is a secure online booking form. Alternatively, you can contact me by text 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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From £45.00

When I work

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I am available all days, except Sundays, between 9 am and 8 pm. You can check my availability and book a session here

Further information

I offer online sessions via Zoom and other platforms, phone, and in-person in Wilmslow. For home visits, please contact me.

3 Macclesfield Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Gareth King
Gareth King