Nicholas King
Counselling for Harrow, Pinner & Ruislip

Nicholas King, MBACP (Accred). Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)

Welcome to Nicholas King Counselling. I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in private practice in Pinner, NW London. I am an Accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a qualified, NHS trained, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with membership of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am also a registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).

Call me on 020 8866 2190 or 07921 524167

Appointments available daily from 9.00am to 10.00pm
Saturday appointments also available

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Therapies I can offer you

As a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) I am able to provide therapy based on these unique approaches.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy based on the understanding that what people think affects how they feel and how they behave. CBT practitioners work with clients to help them identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. CBT involves setting clear goals and is therefore directive and focused. Specific interventions are used to target the unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that often cause distress. CBT is a here and now therapy that helps clients understand the factors maintaining anxiety or depression, in other words, what keeps it going. Using guided exploration clients are able to learn techniques that build variation into their thoughts (cognitions) and help develop more adaptive behaviours. This combined approach is highly effective in managing anxious feelings or low-mood symptoms.

What is CBT used for?
Studies have shown Cognitive therapies to be the most appropriate way to improve our coping responses for a range of common mental health problems such as depression as well as anxiety disorders including panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, specific phobias and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Person-Centred Counselling
Counselling emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship to achieving success in therapy. Because of this Counsellors adopt certain "core" behaviours such as the ability to empathise, having a non-judgmental attitude and being genuine. Counselling is most effective for clients who feel they would benefit from sharing their concerns safely and confidentially with someone who is impartial and professional. Instead of the directive approach taken by CBT, counselling is client-led, although the therapist may often encourage the client to go deeper into his/her thoughts and then offer insights into the experiences being shared. Working in this way, the client and therapist aim to achieve change that is positive and lasting.

What is Counselling used for?
Counselling is often suited to helping with issues such as a coming to terms with a bereavement or in providing support for relationship difficulties. Other examples include managing a career change or reviewing the direction life is taking. Counselling offers clients a safe space to reflect on and validate experiences . It is less structured than CBT and does not tend to offer advice or address specific symptoms but is more about supporting the client as they talk through their problems and arrive at their own conclusions. If you feel that you would benefit most from being able to talk through your thoughts and feelings in this way then counselling may be the best approach for you.

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Issues I provide therapy for

I offer a confidential counselling service providing professional support for the following issues:

  • Couples & Relationship Counselling
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Confidence & Low Self-Esteem
  • Anger and Aggression Management
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Addictions: Alcohol, Cocaine, Gambling, Weed
  • Anxiety disorders, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • LGBT affirmative counselling
  • Counselling and Supervision for student counsellors/counsellors

    I am a Relate trained therapist and provide counselling to couples seeking help for relationship issues. I have extensive experience of working with addictions including alcohol, cocaine, cannabis & gambling.

  • "I came to see Nick in the early summer of 2017 as I was struggling to cope with the trauma of being bullied at school which, despite occurring more than 20 years ago, continued to torment me. Nick’s support and professionalism over our sessions was absolutely first rate and I’m immensely grateful to him for enabling me to understand and better manage my issues. I was always reassured that in addition to private client work, Nick had also worked as a mental health practitioner for the NHS, and this came through in his experience and ability to adapt approaches to meet my specific needs. To summarise, I found Nick to be a kind, straightforward and talented professional and would highly recommend his private counselling practice." Robert – Nov 2017

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    Counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for adults (18+ individuals and couples). Harrow, Pinner, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Ruislip, Eastcote, Stanmore, NW London, Watford.

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