"I'm courageous enough to know when I can accomplish great things. I am humble enough to know when to ask for help."

- Katrina Mayer

 

In our modern and challenging lives it is not uncommon to reach a particular point where pressures can become overwhelming. This can be for a number of reasons. It may be that an exceptional event has had a major impact on your ability to function healthily; it may be that you have been diagnosed with a specific condition; or it may be a self-realisation that your life-journey isn't unfolding as you would like.

My role is to support you in better understanding your desired outlook and by introducing a range of tools and therapies, help you address and positively manage your own outcome. 

ABOUT  ME

Gemma King   MBACP

Highly experienced Integrative Therapist, providing specialised:

 

  • child, adolescent and parent support

  • adult therapies

  • supervision for Counsellors/Therapists, and Child Welfare Teams in school. 

My clinic is located in central Victoria, London SW1.  

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Connecting with a compassionate, empathic and experienced therapist in a safe space can facilitate extraordinary positive change within a short space of time.

 

I would like to welcome you and/or your child or loved one into that safe space.

It takes courage to acknowledge when you need support, and to take the first steps to helping yourself.

 

Many adults choose to work with me because they are experiencing overwhelming emotions that are impacting on their sense of self, their relationships, their work, and their ability to move forward in their lives.

Many parents ask me to work with their child because they are presenting with challenging behaviours or they appear unhappy or anxious. In my experience, it is when we work holistically, with the input of parents and teachers, that we can facilitate the most successful outcome.

 

Many parents ask me to support them in coping with their challenging or struggling child; to develop strategies to enable a more harmonious home environment, and more successful outcomes at school.  

 

My aim is to support you to:

1) empower yourself to better manage distressing emotions and behaviours

 

2) develop your resilience

3) accept your whole self with compassion and without judgment.

EXPERIENCE

I am mother to two grown children and originally trained and worked as an NHS Nurse and Midwife.

Since 2008 I have worked extensively in schools, for the NHS in GP practices and with the children's mental health charity PLACE2BE.

I have expertise and knowledge in many areas, both from a child and adult perspective, including:

  • Generalised Anxiety/Depression

  • Performance Anxiety, Exam Pressures

  • Self Harming Behaviours

  • Bullying

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADHD) (ADD)

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Highly Sensitive Child (HSC)

  • Dyslexia/ Dyspraxia

  • Gender Dysphoria (GD)

  • Sexual Identity

  • Isolation

  • Divorce /Separation

  • Attachment Disorder

  • Birth Trauma

  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Difference

  • Complex family dynamics

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Accredited Advanced Diploma Humanistic Counselling  MBACP (2009)

  • Diploma in Supervision (2014)

  • MBCT Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course (2015)

  • Licensed and Certified PROREAL Facilitator (2015) proreal.world 

  • Mindfulness in Schools Practitioner MiSP (2016) mindfulnessinschools.org

  • Yoga Teacher for children - Yoga Bananas accredited (2021)

  • Private Clinical Therapist

  • NHS Counsellor in General Practice 

  • Research Contributor with Metanoia Institute and University of Roehampton

  • Counsellor in secondary schools

  • Project Manager for Place2Be in primary schools

  • Supervisor of school Child Welfare Team  

  • Supervisor of therapists, and therapists in training.

ROLES

"To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit." 

- Jack Kornfield 

 

HOW  I  WORK

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

 

Consultations are 50 minutes long and the duration of the therapy can be short or long term depending on the needs of the individual.

 

Adult and Adolescent clients often wish to talk through their challenges within the therapy room, however I also offer:

  • Mindfulness meditations and techniques

  • PROREAL digital therapy (see proreal.world) - This service can be accessed remotely.

  • Video call consultations

  • Yoga therapy

Child clients can have access to PLAY THERAPY, including the use of:

  • Children's Yoga

  • Sand Tray

  • Puppets

  • Creative arts

  • Games

  • Music

  • Mindfulness techniques

The practice of Mindfulness potentiates our ability to focus on our thoughts and feelings with compassionate curiosity. It enables us to embrace more fully our authentic self, the beautiful, the compelling, the boring, and the unpleasant, with equal interest.

GETTING  IN  TOUCH  

To make an appointment, please submit a booking enquiry email via the button below.

ONE ON ONE THERAPY

50 mins
£100

SCHOOL CONSULTANCY

Negotiable Fee

Or contact me directly by calling:

07775804079