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 a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a qualified, NHS trained, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I also practice as a qualified Hypnotherapist and hold membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).

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Call me on 020 8866 2190 or 07921 524167

My approach to therapy

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

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a highly effective approach that offers specific interventions to target unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are often symptomatic to our experience of psychological distress. During therapy CBT can help us to focus on the "here and now" and on helping us to understand the factors that are currently acting to maintain our anxiety or depression - in other words to identify exactly what it is that is keeping our anxiety or depression going and preventing it from being resolved. Using techniques that are based on collaboration and guided exploration between the client and therapist CBT can help us to develop more effective responses that we can carry with us as our own personal psychological toolkit to be used whenever we feel anxious or experience a drop in mood. Extensive studies and trials have shown Cognitive therapies to be the most appropriate means of helping us to develop effective strategies and coping responses for a range of common mental health problems such as depression as well as the full range of anxiety disorders including panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, specific phobias and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a result of my clinical experience I am very much aware of the often extreme levels of distress that can be felt from anxiety or depression and the extent to which this can impact on our lives. If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms associated with these types of problems please contact me for an appointment and you can be assured that I will work with you sensitively to support you in your recovery.

Person-Centred Counselling
My core training enables me to offer you Person-Centred Counselling. Approaches to counselling frequently emphasise the importance of the therapeutic relationship to achieving success during therapy. The Person-Centred Approach follows this tradition and stipulates that the therapist must display certain behaviours often known as "core conditions" in order for the therapy to be effective. These conditions include the ability to empathise, having a non-judgmental attitude and being genuine or "congruent". Person-Centred Counselling is most effective for clients who feel they would benefit most from sharing their concerns safely and confidentially with someone who is impartial and professional. The therapist may 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. 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. Counselling is ideally suited to helping with issues such as a coming to terms with a bereavement or the loss of a relationship through divorce or break-up. It can help us to manage a career change or difficulties with relationships, consider our choices or review the direction our life is taking.

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Issues I provide therapy for

I help clients from across Pinner, Ruislip, Harrow, Stanmore, Watford & the North London area. Here are some of the issues I provide counselling and psychotherapy for:

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

    I am a Relate trained therapist and regularly provide counselling to couples seeking help for relationship issues. A substantial part of my practice also includes working with issues frequently, though not exclusively, experienced by male clients including anger management and aggression. Work-related stress and substance abuse can also be a prevalent area of concern for this client group. I have extensive experience of working with addictions typically alcohol, cocaine & gambling. I offer hypnotherapy where appropriate for specific concerns including smoking-cessation, confidence, phobias sports-performance, anxiety low mood symptoms.

  • Appointment Times

    Daytime appointments available from 9.00am onwards.
    Evening appointments from 6.00pm-10.00pm.
    Saturday appointments also available on request.

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    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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    "Dear Nicholas, I can't thank you enough for helping me over the last few months with coming to terms about the loss of my Mum, and worrying issues connected with work colleagues. Having somewhere safe to go, someone to listen to me and the quiet guidance you have given me are invaluable. Now, with your relaxation techniques, I have broken through the block of not being able to remember my Mum without her illness. I have her back in my mind, healthy and happy. That's so precious to me. With heartfelt thanks." Meredith

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    Ring for an appointment on 020 8866 2190

    Please feel free to ring me in confidence to discuss your needs. I provide counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for adult clients (18+) from across Harrow, Pinner, Ruislip, Northwood, North West London. Therapy is available for individuals and couples. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Counselling and Psychotherapy for Harrow, Pinner, North Harrow, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Ruislip, Eastcote, Bushey, Stanmore, North London, North West London, Watford

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