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

- Jack Kornfield 

ABOUT  ME

Gemma King   MBACP

Integrative Counsellor/Therapist and Supervisor; specialising in Child, Adolescent and Adult therapies.

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. 

 

My aim is to empower you to better manage distressing emotions and behaviours.

 

My aim is to develop resilience. 

My aim is to support you to 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.

Over the last ten years 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

  • 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

ABOUT  ME

I am a highly experienced Integrative Counsellor/Therapist and Supervisor, specialising in Child, Adolescent and Adult therapies.

My practice is located in Belgravia, London SW1W, close to Victoria mainline and tube stations.  

 

I offer a comprehensive therapeutic toolkit including Play Therapy to enable my clients to accept their 'whole self ', to better manage overwhelming emotions and behaviours, and to build resilience.

HOW   I  WORK

My aim is to work with you to:

1) empower you to better manage distressing emotions and behaviours

 

2) develop your resilience

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

 

 

Click the button below to find out more about my approach, my practice, and how to connect with me:

"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."

- Gemma King