Dr Joanna King

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HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist & EMDR Practitioner
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Have you been through something distressing and never had the chance to process what has happened? 

Are past experiences impacting your life and making it hard to live the life you want to?

Do you want to explore how your early life experiences may be impacting you now?

In my 13 years experience working in mental health, as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and private practice, I have seen the profound impact that your past experiences can have on your current life. As a result, I became a specialist in treating trauma and empowering survivors after trauma. Through offering evidence based trauma therapy, I help people to process their past experiences and begin to live the life they want and deserve.

Who can I help?

My area of specialism is working with adverse life experiences, trauma and abuse. People often come to therapy many years after experiencing something traumatic when they find that their life continues to be impacted by the past.

I work with clients living with the impact of trauma, whether it be PTSD, Complex PTSD, emotion dysregulation issues, relationship difficulties or other challenges. Trauma can impact every area of an individual's life and I aim to help you to overcome your past and begin to live a life that feels meaningful to you.

I am trained in multiple therapeutic modalities and offer treatment based on your individual needs. I am an Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Europe Accredited Practitioner. I use EMDR to treat trauma as it is a quick and effective therapy in working with clients that may feel unable to talk about their problems in detail but need to feel relief from psychological distress. 

I also offer intensive EMDR which is long therapy sessions over a short period of time. This type of working often provides quick and effective results. 

Starting therapy

My approach is compassionate and non judgemental. I know that beginning therapy can feel overwhelming and how important it is to find the right therapist. Because of this, I offer a free 15 minute online consultation where we can discuss your current challenges, how we may be able to address them and you can ask any questions you may have.

Online or in-person therapy

I offer face to face therapy in a village near High Wycombe. 

My office is a bright, calm and comfortable therapy room conveniently located in a tranquil garden in a village near High Wycombe, with ample on-site parking.

Alternatively, I offer online therapy so you can access my services where it’s most convenient for you. We can discuss which would be most beneficial for you in the initial consultation. 

Book in your free consultation now through my website:


Further Information:

If you would like to know more about me or the way I work then please visit my website: www.talkingtrauma.uk. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist and have over 12 years experience in the NHS and private practice.

Formal qualifications

  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner - EMDR Association 2024
  • Deep Brain reorienting (level 1) - 2024
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1-3 - EMDR Works 2020
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) - Anna Freud Centre 2016
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - City University 2016
  • MSc forensic psychology, BSc Psychology
  • HCPC registration - PYL34356

Clinical experience

I have been working in mental health for over 12 years and have experience in both NHS and non NHS services. I have experience in working with a wide range of clients from varying backgrounds and ages. I have experience of using different therapeutic modalities including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mentalisation based therapy (MBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), narrative exposure therapy (NET) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). This range of experience allows me to carefully adopt the right therapeutic approach based on my client's individual needs and to understand their problems in the context of their individual life experiences.

During my years working within mental health I have worked with clients presenting with both mild and severe mental health problems. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality difficulties, anger problems (including within forensic settings), relationship issues, trauma, complex trauma, sexuality and crisis management. I also have extensive experience in working with refugees and asylum seekers. My positions have also required me to offer clinical supervision and staff support.

I have completed additional training and regularly attend seminars, workshops and training events. I believe in the importance of regularly updating my clinical and therapeutic knowledge.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Therapies offered

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£130.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Online & High Wycombe (in person) - £130

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When I work

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I have extensive experience providing supervision to both trainee qualified counselling and clinical psychologists in NHS and non NHS settings.

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Dr Joanna King
Dr Joanna King