Sarah King MBACP
I work with adults, young adults and children, on a short and long term basis. In addition to working in the traditional therapy room setting, I offer walk & talk therapy (see below for further information).
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, 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 can enable you to open up more and engage with difficult feelings, making your sessions more productive.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Walk and talk therapy
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Individuals - £40 per hour session
Block booking of six individual sessions - £216 (10% discount)
Concessions: some 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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My practice is on the ground floor and there is free parking outside.
Weekdays, some early mornings and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|