Dr Hannah King
I understand that beginning therapy can feel nerve-wracking and exposing.
As your Psychologist, you can expect a warm, caring approach to creating safe and reflective relationships. I offer brief, focused therapy to build coping skills and overcome specific problems, or more in-depth work to build insight and release ingrained ways of being that are no longer helpful to you.
I specialise in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety (including panic attacks and social anxiety), bereavement, low mood, depression and trauma (i.e. following an accident, attack, physical injury, or abuse, including in childhood). I work with people struggling with OCD, self-criticism, and those who feel stuck in a rut.
I have an interest in supporting people who are re-evaluating who they are and what they want from life, and am passionate about supporting people to tune into their values to live more personally meaningful, fulfilling lives.
Together, and at your pace, we can explore your experiences in a supportive, non-judgemental way to make sense of the problems you are struggling with. I would be happy to talk through your hopes for therapy, and any questions you may have.
I offer a free initial consultation over the telephone, for up to 20 minutes. This allows us to get a sense of the problems and briefly think through what would likely be a helpful next step - please get in touch to arrange this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (totalling six years of university education and research), and further training in providing therapy, supervision and leadership. Having worked in mental health for over 15 years, I am experienced in drawing upon multiple effective, evidence-based approaches to provide individually tailored assessment and therapy for a range of difficulties.
Before private practice, I worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead in the NHS. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council, making sure I keep strict professional standards including having my own regular supervision, and keeping the highest level of confidentiality for all my clients.
I believe that mental health difficulties are meaningful and understandable reactions to painful life events and situations, and so these are best treated with compassion, curiosity and respect. In this way, we may not only overcome the problems, but gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, leading to a more balanced and enjoyable life.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Feeling on-edge, panicky, breathless or afraid
- Arguments, drama or break-ups with friends, family or partners
- Negative thoughts about yourself
- Feeling sad, lonely and down
- Memories you can't seem to leave in the past
- Feeling like you're destined to fail; humiliation, guilt, and self-criticism
Perhaps it's hard to say what's wrong, or why, but you've lost your spark and direction, each day is just going through the motions; you know there must be more to life than this. Please contact me to discuss how we might work together for a more hopeful future.
I also offer bespoke training in a wide range of topics, for audiences from primary-age children to university students and professionals. Consultation is available to organisations, please get in touch for more information on this.
From £80.00 to £140.00
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free initial consultation over the telephone, for up to 20 minutes.
Thereafter, I charge £110 for a 55-60 minute appointment, I am currently seeing all therapy and supervision clients online (Zoom or Skype).
Fees for training and consultation vary, and packages can be offered. Please contact me to discuss. I'm sorry but I don't accept insurance.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I am currently working solely online. I have found that this works very well for almost all clients, with most saying they have been surprised to find they actually prefer meeting online because it is convenient and logging in from the familiarity of home allows them to feel safer and be more open.
Weekday, evening and weekend sessions available (09.30am to 7.30pm). I choose not to keep a waiting list so, if I can see you, I can usually offer the first session quite quickly.