Stefan KingPsychosynthesis counsellor
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.
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.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge from £60 to £100 per hour for individuals, based on a sliding scale.
I am also able to offer a limited number of reduced fee places.
I am available Mondays & Wednesdays in person. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays online using Zoom and Skype.
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.
Training and qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling