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Stefan King, PGDip, BACP Registered.

London, E1 7EZ
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About me

As a Londoner by birth and previously a gardener by profession, I know that our personal problems can feel overwhelming. My personal experience is that what we perceive as a challenge, problem or 'dead end road' can become a starting point for new strength and a better understanding of ourselves. “The shit can become gold”, and my training and experience has validated and confirmed this wee snippet of folk wisdom a hundred times over and continues to tickle and inspire me on a daily basis.

As a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor my approach involves bringing a shared understanding of what is going on for you, and to help reveal and then tackle the obstacles standing in your way.

An area where I have a great interest and have begun to specialise, is working with men of all ages and the common concerns generally associated with modern masculinity. Issues such as how to regulate our anger, how to show affection and find intimacy in relationships, how to earn respect and recognition, as well as concerns around sex and sexuality. Essentially addressing the difficulties we may face tuning into and connecting emotionally and physically and reversing the oft experienced pattern of abandoning ourselves.

I offer you the support you might need, the guidance you seek and will walk alongside you on this journey.

Many of us wish to feel more in charge of our lives, have a better perspective on who we are and what we want to achieve in life. Perhaps we wish to deepen our relationships and enjoy the company of friends and family more. My approach focuses on what we can be in this present moment, with a forthright acknowledgment of the past, and a realistic sense of optimism for what we can become.

My personal view is that therapy is an investment in the future, one which encourages personal development, and which once started, will increase our levels of awareness and the skills necessary to meet and deal graciously with life’s inevitable challenges. Looking for the support of a counsellor is the first step in taking responsibility for such an investment.

Psychosynthesis counselling aims to reveal where we hold ourselves back, to explore our potential and engage our will in making the changes we so often desire. As a transpersonal therapy it is known to be helpful if you are struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and workplace or relationship issues.

About sessions:

Our first meeting will be an opportunity to have a conversation about what you would like from therapy, to share your reasons for seeking help and to decide if this is the approach you want to take.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.

Experience:

Head Gardener at Forest Farm Peace Garden.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

An area where I have a great interest and have begun to specialise, is working with men of all ages and the common concerns generally associated with modern masculinity. Issues such as how to regulate our anger, how to show affection and find intimacy in relationships, how to earn respect and recognition, as well as concerns around sex and sexuality. Essentially addressing the difficulties we may face tuning into and connecting emotionally and physically and reversing the oft experienced pattern of abandoning ourselves.

Additionally, the idea of sitting in a room face to face with a counsellor, doesn’t appeal to everyone. With that in mind I also offer the opportunity to take the counselling session out into the natural environment. To an external setting that feels safe or familiar. This form of nature therapy is a way that I can utilise my experience and knowledge of the natural world in conjunction with my role as a counsellor.

In some respects it is akin to the Shinrin Yoku tradition that has emerged in Japan over the last few decades and is recognised as a platform for the slow work of reconnecting with one’s inner self. Spending time in nature in this dedicated way, has been shown to lead to a reduction in levels of anxiety and stress, while increasing one’s capacity for empathy, creativity and general wellbeing.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

I charge £60 per hour for individuals. I am also able to offer a limited number of reduced fee places.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact me by email or phone.

Further information

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Professional Liability Insurance from Towergate Insurance.

Fully supervised and actively engaged in an ongoing process of professional development.

56 Middlesex Street
London
E1 7EZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available Monday & Wednesday in person. I am also available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday online using Zoom or Skype. 8am until 8pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Stefan King, PGDip, BACP Registered.

Stefan King, PGDip, BACP Registered.