Sarah King MBACP
Wirral-based, evening appointments & concessions available. I offer a free 30 minute consultation, without obligation. I offer walk & talk therapy and also work on-line.
We all have times in our lives when things become difficult. Sometimes this is triggered by an external event, or it may be due to feeling that everything is too much. Therapy can help us to make sense of why things are the way they are, building on our strengths and enabling us to move forward freely. I work with a wide range of difficulties, including self esteem issues, depression, anxiety, pregnancy & birth related issues, self harm, abuse, trauma, relationship difficulties and life transitions, with people from all walks of life.
What you might expect to gain from working with me is insight, personal growth and the development of your inner wisdom; I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and change, to work through issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I believe that we can create the lives we want for ourselves and develop our full potential; it is a matter of learning to find our way.
I am particularly interested in working with depression and anxiety. I am using a research-based protocol from Transactional Analysis specifically for the treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. TA therapy has demonstrated effectiveness that was comparable to other therapies which are recognised as empirically supported for the treatment of depression. Typically, clients working in this way see significant improvements within 8-12 sessions of therapy.
As a trained doula, I feel passionately about supporting women through the transition of pregnancy and birth into motherhood. I have experience of supporting women through pregnancy related difficulties, birth trauma and postnatal depression.
Walk and talk therapy
Walk and talk therapy is an alternative to working in the traditional therapy room setting. Rather than sitting inside four walls, we literally go outdoors to walk and talk, exploring issues and problems in the natural environment. You set the pace - whether it be a brisk stroll, or meandering with a bench stop - you decide what works for you. Walking alongside each other, literally and metaphorically, can feel like being on more of an equal footing. This in turn can encourage a deeper exploration of issues, enabling you to engage with difficult feelings and open up more.
The Wirral is full of lovely walks – beaches, heaths and woodland. Longer sessions can be organised by arrangement, and in different locations. If you'd like to know more, please get in touch.
In addition to seeing clients face-to-face, I work online with video and voice calls. Online therapy has been proven to work just as well, and in some cases better, than traditional, face-to-face therapy. Indeed, it seems that people are often more willing to share difficult or sensitive information about themselves online, something known as the 'online disinhibition effect'. If you think online therapy might be for you, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Children
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
RASA Sexual Violence
RASA Child Exploitation
Place2Be Working with Children
Place2Be Safeguarding Children
BA Business Studies
Sure Start Volunteer Doula
My training is in integrative psychotherapy, which means my approach draws on theories from many different schools of thinking within psychotherapy and counselling, including transactional analysis, person centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), gestalt and body work. This means I am able to work creatively and flexibly with the needs of each individual client.
In addition to working in private practice, I am currently a volunteer school counsellor for Place2Be.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Walk and talk therapy
30 minute initial assessment - FREE - this enables us to have a face-to-face meeting, where you can share what you are looking for.
Individuals - £38 per hour session
Couples - £40 per hour session
Block booking of six individual sessions - £205 (10% discount)
Concessions: low cost sessions are available for those on low income.
I am a registered member of the BACP and UKATA and adhere to their codes of ethics and professional conduct.
I am committed to continuous professional and personal development, which enables me to keep up-to-date with the latest research in counselling and psychological therapies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, some early mornings and evenings.
Types of client
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