Maria King, UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and trained with The Arbours Training Programme in London 20 years ago. I have also trained at The Tavistock for work with couples. During the training and in my private practice, I have worked with patients suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression, relationships difficulties and bereavement.
Psychotherapy enables you to explore what is within your power to change and to be reminded on a fundamental level that you have choices. The weekly sessions provide a space for you to begin to make connections between the past and the present, to help you see how some of the things that you feel, do and say are not driven by your conscious thoughts and feelings, rather by unconscious feelings. It can help you to understand the parts of you that sabotage your best efforts. If you have a better understanding of these connections, you will gain more control over them.
How you feel from day-to-day, your mental state, the patterns of your behaviour, your actions and the decisions you take, are all connected to your past experiences going back to your childhood. They determine the person you are today. You may be tired of the same patterns in your life and relationships, coming up time and again and feel that you need to seek professional help with these issues.
I set up my practice to provide a resource for people who feel they need help with the mental challenges they are facing - empowering them to gain a better understanding of themselves and their lives.
Your first meeting is treated as a space to think, reflect and talk about your reasons for coming to therapy and for me to listen. The session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and explore the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and trained with The Arbours Training Programme in London 20 years ago. During the training and in my private practice, I have worked with patients suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression, relationships difficulties and bereavement.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the corona virus, sessions in my consulting room have been temporarily suspended.
Session fee is £50.