Dr Hannah King, Clinical Psychologist, BSc, DClinPsy
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.
I specialise in working with Anxiety (of all kinds, including phobias, panic and OCD), relationship difficulties, Prolonged Grief, low mood / depression and Trauma (for example following an accident, attack, physical injury, or abuse, including in childhood). I often work with people struggling with 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.
With a warm, caring approach to creating safe and reflective relationships, I can 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 no longer helpful to you.
I understand that beginning therapy can feel nerve-wracking and exposing. 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (six years university-level education and research), and further training in providing therapy, supervision and leadership. With over fifteen years working in mental health, I am experienced in drawing upon multiple effective, evidence-based approaches to provide individually tailored assessment and therapy for a wide 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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
From £80.00 to £140.00
Free initial telephone session
I am currently seeing all therapy and supervision clients online (Zoom or Skype) and charge £110 for a 55 to 60-minute appointment. I'm sorry but I don't accept insurance.
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.
Fees for training and consultation vary, and packages can be offered. Please contact me to discuss.
Weekday, evening and weekend sessions available (10.30am to 7pm).
I choose not to keep a waiting list so, if I can see you, I can usually offer the first session quite quickly.
I 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 contact me for further information.