Michelle King MSc MBACP
Life isn’t always plain sailing; many of us have times when we feel overwhelmed, weighed down or trapped and it can seem there is nowhere to turn. At those moments, having someone to talk to and explore your feelings without judgment can be invaluable.
I offer one-to-one counselling to children, young people (11+) and adults in Basingstoke, Newbury and surrounding areas facing issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, depression, low self esteem, family issues, panic disorder, grief and more.
Therapy with me is an opportunity to explore and better understand yourself, grow in confidence and tap into inner resources. I believe we are all our own experts, and by placing you - the client - at the centre of our work together, I hope to empower you with a deeper awareness of your unique potential and open up the possibility for positive change.
When working with children and young people, I often bring more creative methods into the therapy room. Children relate to the world in very different ways; through play, art and creativity, I help them explore their feelings and tell their unique stories.
If you’re an adult who loves to be creative, we can work with that too!
My work is primarily rooted in the person-centred approach: a talking therapy that puts you - the client - at the centre of the counselling relationship. I also integrate aspects of psychodynamic and CBT therapies into my work; in this way my counselling is tailored to each individual client; it’s as unique as you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) from the CPCAB.
I have worked with young people (aged 11 to 20) in both secondary school and college settings, as well as individually. I have also worked with adults individually.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
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£50 per 50 minute session.
I offer concessions for students and sometimes have a means tested appointment slot available.
Deciding to try counselling can feel like a big step, but if you would like more information please drop me an email or give me a call. I would usually suggest an initial session in which you can ask questions, explore how we might work together and most importantly get a feel for me as a counsellor. Finding the right therapist to work with is key, so that first session is your opportunity to make sure it works for you. I offer 50 minute sessions (which can be either weekly or more regularly) and can work both short or long term, depending on your individual needs.
I look forward to working with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The counselling premises are on the first floor. There is a flight of stairs and unfortunately there is no lift. I can sometimes offer home visits for those unable to access the counselling premises.
I currently have availability on Tuesday evenings.
Types of client