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About me

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I am an experienced Counsellor and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist working in Pinner. I am an accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a registered hypnotherapy practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).

I work with individuals and couples in the following areas:

Couple and Relationship Counselling
Anxiety and Depression
Addictions and substance misuse

Trauma

Counselling for Children and Young People (13-18)

Bereavement and Loss.


I have many years of experience working in management positions for large corporations and understand the kinds of issues and anxieties created in the work environment such as stress, motivation and performance difficulties.  My experience and knowledge of the work environment enables me to help both men and women struggling to cope with career-related pressures and the challenges this can present to our psychological health and well-being.

My approach to counselling
I believe it's essential that you feel comfortable and safe with the therapist you choose - meaningful change and lasting results can only be achieved by building a trusting relationship. I apply the same approach to my own therapeutic needs and I've always found this to be the most important aspect to consider when looking for a suitable therapist. It might help you if say that my own experiences prompted me to seek counselling several years ago to address personal issues and challenges which, at the time felt too difficult to manage alone. The warmth and respect I subsequently received in counselling had a hugely positive influence on the way I viewed my own issues. We often underestimate our ability to deal effectively with problems and I hope that others will benefit from the professional support I can provide during a difficult time or crisis. The commitment I make to you is to work with warmth, compassion and sensitivity - for me counselling has to be much more than techniques and formal qualifications - important though these are - but it's the understanding and connection between counsellor and client that really matters. As Irvin Yalom says: "It's the relationship that heals! It's the relationship that heals!"

I am experienced in providing CBT and counselling to clients with a wide range of issues including the following:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Counselling for children and young people aged 13-18
  • Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Suicide Related Bereavement
  • Gay Affirmative Therapy/Counselling
  • Gender, Transgender and Sexuality issues
  • Counselling for Men
  • Couples & Relationship Counselling
  • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Confidence & Assertiveness
  • Caring for a Dependent
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Work Related Stress & Anxiety
  • Hypnotherapy for Addictions
  • Hypnotherapy for Pain Management & Control
  • Hypnotherapy - gain control of your alcohol intake
  • Hypnotherapy - become a Non-Smoker
  • Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss and Eating Disorders


I see clients from across North-West London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire including the following localities: Northwood, Pinner, Ruislip, Harrow, Hillingdon, Northolt, Wembley, Bushey, Stanmore, Watford, Rickmansworth and Croxley Green

Please visit my website at: www.NicholasKingCounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a hospice bereavement counsellor with clients who have lost a loved one through terminal illness or trauma. I also have extensive experience of counselling in an agency providing support to carers. I have also worked and trained with Relate - the Relationship Organisation.

I hold the following qualifications.

- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (FdA)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (DipH).
- Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy Smoking-Cessation Specialist.
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate Institute)

I also have qualifications in Social Sciences (Ba Hons) and Management Studies (MSc). The knowledge I have gained in these areas has added to my ability to assist clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, education or work-place settings. Whatever your concern I will support you with an approach that is respectful, caring and professional and based on my many years experience and training.

Please visit my website at: www.NicholasKingCounselling.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hypnotherapy

In addition to being a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and a registered Hypnotherapy Practitioner with membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Hypnotherapy is a completely safe and natural way to achieve positive and lasting results in a relatively short period of time. There are no negative side-effects and you remain in complete control of your actions during and after the session. Clients seek help through hypnotherapy for a range of issues such as eating disorders, phobias, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gaining confidence and feeling less anxious, reducing stress or overcoming depression. Hypnotherapy can be particularly effective for individuals seeking to become a non-smoker or relieving pain. Hypnotherapy is very pleasurable and relaxing - as one client recently said to me: "That was the most relaxed I have ever felt in my life!" I am able to offer hypnotherapy both as a separate service to counselling and also as part of a combined approach to problems that may have proved resistant to previous interventions. I would be pleased to discuss how I might help you and your specific needs.

If you are interested in knowing more about the benefits of my hypnotherapy service please see my website for further details or contact me on 020 8866 2190.

Please visit my website at: www.NicholasKingCounselling.co.uk

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Fees

£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Individuals: £100.00
  • Couples: £110.00
  • Hypnotherapy: £100.00
  • Counselling Supervision: £90.00
  • Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card: Visa, Maestro, Visa Debit and MasterCard, American Express. All major cards accepted. There is no charge for card payments. All sessions are 1 hour duration.


Please visit my website at www.NicholasKingCounselling.co.uk for further information on the counselling services I offer. I see clients from across North-West London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire including the following localities: Northwood, Pinner, Ruislip, Harrow, Hillingdon, Northolt, Wembley, Bushey, Stanmore, Watford, Rickmansworth and Croxley Green

When I work

Weekdays: 8.00am - 11.00pm (last appointment 10.00pm) Weekends: Saturdays - by arrangement

Further information

My practice address is at:
34 Woodford Crescent, Pinner, Middx, HA5 3TX

By Tube: The nearest tube station Northwood Hills (Met Line) is a
short 10 minute walk.

By Bus: The H11 bus service stops near Crossway on the Rickmansworth Road.  Woodford Crescent is then a short walk via Maycroft.

My practice is held in my purpose-built therapy room providing a comfortable and confidential environment specifically for counselling. There is ample, unrestricted on-road parking adjacent to the practice address.

I see clients from across North-West London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire including the following localities: Northwood, Pinner, Ruislip, Harrow, Hillingdon, Northolt, Wembley, Bushey, Stanmore, Watford, Rickmansworth and Croxley Green

Please visit my website at www.NicholasKingCounselling.co.uk for further information on the counselling services I offer.

Pinner & Ruislip, Middlesex, HA5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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I have double door access to my therapy room with a only low step.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a Qualified Counselling Supervisor with a Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Groups and Individuals.

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