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About me

If you are visiting this page then there is a good chance that something in your life isn’t working out so well.

I offer you the opportunity to work out what is wrong and figure out practical ways to develop a new relationship to yourself and others. To address challenging issues, figure out your fears, to channel your creativity and change the frustrating behaviours that may be inhibiting your progress in life.

Like many people, my therapeutic journey began with a lot of doubt, scepticism and confusion. It was a scary and difficult step to begin with, but having made it, it continues to be rewarding in ways I could never have imagined. If you are willing to put in the work, then together we can arrive at a place where life feels more than good enough.

It is my belief, that your own ‘will’, that which naturally aims towards health and wellbeing, is the source of all that is healing in psychotherapy. My approach recognises your individual uniqueness, addresses your issues as your issues, as unique but not separate or detached from the rest of the world.

Despite the uncertainties of a rapidly changing environment, the issues we face as individuals remain essentially the same. Relationships remain the core of who we are, representing both our greatest struggles and our greatest achievements.

As my practice has grown I have found myself more and more addressing men’s issues, from both the male and the female perspective. Issues around regulation of anger, difficulties showing affection and finding intimacy in relationships, concerns around sex and sexuality and difficulties tuning into oneself emotionally. Our struggles with emotional intimacy can affect us at many levels and at different times in our lives and a psychosynthesis approach aims at appropriately regulating and integrating our emotions into our daily lives.

As part of an initial assessment we will explore what has brought you to therapy, as well as what aims, expectations and goals you have for the work.

We will go through the necessary formalities, some general housekeeping such as the ethical guidelines we will work by and our working agreement. Importantly, it will also be an opportunity to get to know each other as two people curious to explore and make sense of whatever difficulties or problems you are struggling with.

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 a natural 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.

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.

Availability

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

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.

Flat 12
Issigonis House
Cowley Road
London
W3 7UJ

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Stefan King, PGDip, BACP Registered.

Stefan King, PGDip, BACP Registered.