Joanne King MSc
Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy)
Children and Young People’s Mental Health including: Post Adoption, Couple Therapy, Family Conflict, Therapeutic Parenting, Family Loss, Depression, OCD and ASD, Sexuality, Eating Disorder (If under Psychiatric care for risk management)
Life is not always as we planned it out, there are times in our lives when our relationships have become fraught with difficulties for all sorts of reasons. There does not exist a manual that will guide us through the complexity of life through our loses and pain. My role is to provide an opportunity for you and your family to come together, in whatever combination, to have space to talk and explore different ways to understand each other and strengthen relationships.
It’s hard to describe yourself on a page when you the reader doesn’t know you. How do I let you know who I am and whether I am worth investing your time and emotions in? I can list my qualifications which I will for those of you who are interested but it doesn’t really tell you enough about whether I am good at what I do.
So I will share with you why I am a Family Therapist. I have always been enthused, challenged and inspired by working with children and young people which is why I became a Youth Worker in the early 90’s but then I realised that to really help and support young people you have to be able to help and support parents, carers and people of influence in young people’s lives too. This led me to training as a Family Therapist. Family Therapy approaches fit who I am.
The approaches I use are about listening and when needed being creative and thoughtful to explore and to discover together what the struggles are. Then to work with you to figure out what kind of relationships you want and how to deal with and manage what we perhaps can’t change.
Why Choose Me?
I have a wealth of experience of working within mental health with children and young people and within difficult relationship issues.
I work in inpatient facilities and within NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and have worked with private clients/families.
I am aware of how hard it is to ask for help and if only I could give you a gift to know that I am not here to judge you but to be on everyone’s side to help you be able to enjoy each other and have the kind of relationships you want.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
MA Psychotherapy; Dip. Couns; UKCP Registered
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering both short and longer term therapy for a wide range of issues. These may include finding support in periods of distress, addressing a particular issue (eg. anxiety, anger, relationships, self-esteem, identity, bereavement etc.,) or the wish to deepen your awareness and understanding of yourself, your patterns and your experience. I hope to help you gain insight, enhance your life and to live it more fully and creatively through the experience of a respectful, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship. In my experience this is the catalyst for coming into true relationship with oneself, healing relational trauma and connecting with others.
My training is in Psychosynthesis, a depth psychology which has been called a psychology of Hope as well as of ‘Will and Love’. Core to this is an awareness that suffering and growth go hand in hand and that finding our good and skillful will allows us to connect with what holds value, meaning and purpose for us. And somewhere along the line we get glimpses of what Love might feel like as well. My practice is also informed by mindfulness, attachment theory, neuroscience, somatic experiencing, Davanloo’s ISTDP and meditation. Please feel free to enquire for further details.
Phone: 07906 910728 | Email | Website
Eurythmy Therapy works with movements connected to the sounds of speech and music which have deep relationships to the healing forces in the human organism. They will be chosen and adjusted to meet the needs of each individual client on his/her path to better health and well being and can be beneficial for a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Through practising an inner conscious connection to the movements, they can engage the whole human being and allow the client to be active in the therapy process. Practiced regularly they can stimulate harmonizing and healing processes within us. I am an experienced Eurythmy Therapist and a member of the Eurythmy Therapy Association of the UK. Registered with CAHSC.
Phone: 07888 399724| Email
Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Mindfulness Practitioner
I am a qualified psychotherapist /counsellor working with adults, young people and children. I work in a variety of settings including schools. I work integratively, using different approaches from the major therapeutic models to suit your needs. Counselling helps you discover what issues might be affecting you. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. I help with difficulties such as depression, all types of anxiety and stress including OCD, phobias and PTSD, anger, family issues, bereavement and loss, sexuality and relationships, trauma and self defeating behaviours such as self harm. My work with children and young people is age appropriate. I have an extensive knowledge base regarding the nature of childhood and adolescent development. Younger children are encouraged to express themselves in a non-verbal way using a range of art, stories and creative methods. I teach Mindfulness and provide one-to-one sessions and group work in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as recommended by the NHS (NICE Guidelines), where I predominantly work to reduce stress and promote psychological wellbeing.
Phone: 07776 084401 | Email | Website
Hypnotherapy, Stress Management & Relaxation and Numerology
I am an Integrative Therapist and an affiliate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I practise Hypnotherapy, Stress Management & Relaxation and Numerology.
I see the therapies I use as a tool to help facilitate change in all kinds of different ways – changes which at the core, are worthwhile, positive and of the utmost benefit to the client.
Holistic medical consultations are available at the Elysia Centre with Dr Rainer Klocke, a fully qualified and registered Consultant Rheumatologist.
This service is available for those with difficult pain or stiffness in joints, muscles, neck and/or back (e.g. due to arthritis, fibromyalgia or spondylosis).
For further details or to arrange an appointment please contact the Centre on 01384 392 072 or by email.
Child and Adolescent Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor
Child and Adolescent Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor (2016); UKCP registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist MA in training; PG Cert Therapeutic use of the Arts (2015); PG Cert Integrative Child Psychotherapy (2016); Cert in Anthroposophical Art Therapy (2001)
I offer Integrative Therapeutic Counselling using the arts as a way of helping children and young people with personal, family, school or developmental issues and difficulties. The child or young person is offered a safe and supportive environment to explore difficult issues in confidence where their views and experiences are listened to, without judgement in an atmosphere of respect and empathy, based on a secure and trusting working relationship. My training is in the therapeutic use of the arts. The arts can express feelings and experiences when words are not so easy to access. I use a variety of art forms: painting, clay modelling, sand tray, movement, storytelling, music or poetry to promote healing and self-expression.
Phone: 07971 635856 | Email
Oasis Facilitator / Soul’s Choice Life Coach / Trainer / Counsellor
MSc. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, (MBACP)., BA Hons., P.G. Dip. Ed.; P.G.C.E.
Melanie co-founded the Elysia Therapeutic Centre in February 2012 with a team of health-care professionals inspired by the anthroposophic therapeutic vision of Park Attwood Clinic. It was her vision to create a professional yet friendly health and wellbeing centre for the whole community to access by carefully selecting therapists and other healthcare professionals to work in one place. Melanie originally studied art and education before becoming a Counsellor, Therapeutic Life Coach and Trainer. She co-founded PAFAM, Patients and Friends of Anthroposophic Medicine and two strands of activity that support the healing journey of individuals in groups, Building Bridges Retreats and Oasis Pathways. Her current professional work is focussed on Soul’s Choice workshops, nationwide, with Sebastian Parsons, and Therapeutic Life Coaching on a one-to-one basis (see soulschoice.co.uk); and the Oasis Pathways (see oasis.elysiahealth.org)
Therapeutic Life Coaching
As a unique observer of the world around us, we see the world and perceive certain actions available to us in any given situation. Each action creates a specific result. Most of us, experience first order learning through trial and error of different actions, in attempts to get different results in our lives. When an individual feels ‘stuck’ and out of options, Soul’s Choice Life Coaches bring the Observer we are into the equation, through exploring three soul capacities:
Recognition – Qualities of Thinking – Learning
Harmonising – Qualities of Feeling – Balancing
Mobilising – Qualities of Doing – Leading
Phone: 01384 392072 | Email
GP and Anthroposophic medical practitioner
GP training 2002 Anthroposophical Medical training 2013
I have been a GP for 15 years with my main focus on supporting patients in realising their own healing potential on their own unique path in life. Two recent trainings; The Mental Health Seminar and Eurythmy for health professionals have enriched and underpinned my work.Additional areas of interest lie in NLP, EFT and Dru yoga. I offer conventional and anthroposophic medicine and my particular interests are in cancer care, including mistletoe treatment; burnout; mental health; functional imbalances; cardiovascular disease; the menopause and in helping young people.
Telephone: 07869 219559| Email
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
MA.CPP, UKCP Accredited, BACP Reg.
I offer Core Process Psychotherapy, a mindfulness based approach in therapy.
I have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2007, having completed my professional training at the Karuna Institute, Devon, UK. Core Process Psychotherapy falls under the umbrella of humanistic and integrative approaches within the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I wish to accompany your journey and support you being with any challenges that you might be experiencing. By truly allowing our experience to be, we have the possibility of moving forward and reconnecting with a greater sense of wellbeing. I work at a pace that is right for you, helping you to identify resources that can support you during therapy and in your life.
I offer both short and long term work for adults on a weekly basis.
For further details please see my website. I offer a first meeting free of cost which is an introduction to the work we can do together and an exploration of your needs.
I offer my work in English and Polish.
Holistic Facial Treatments
Elizabeth is passionate about care of the skin. Her extensive knowledge is based on the principle that the skin protects as well as reveals the inner soul-life as it mediates between individual, people and environment.
Working with Martina Gebhardt products, a simple and soulful skincare range, and using rhythmical and pulsing movements, the skin and the person feel met and held, so that inner and outer radiance can emerge.
Her facial treatments are designed around the client’s specific skin condition and needs. Elizabeth has particular experience with rosacea, teenage acne as well as irritated, hypersensitive skin conditions.
phone: 07504 821593 | Email
Rhythmical Massage / Naturopathy / Body Treatments
Naturopathy (N.D.), Rhythmical Massage Therapy (Dip RMT) Remedial Massage Therapy (L.C.S.P.) Bowen Therapy (E.C.B.S.) Emmett Technique
I am a Healthcare Practitioner with many years experience offering a wide range of therapies, which can be adapted to the needs of each client. I take an integrated holistic and naturopathic approach to my treatments. My main concern is the care and treatment of the physical body. I also to seek to address imbalances in the functional realm of life processes, to enable the body’s self healing forces to become active. Care for the emotional health with its related breathing and heart rhythms is important, as is the support of warmth and circulation, all of which contribute to improved health and wellbeing.
Phone: 07906 096486| Email
Utilising over 8 different styles of massage including Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Table Thai Stretching, I specialise in body work and holistic therapies. With more than 18 years of experience, I regularly combine aspects from different treatments to attain the best individual results.
Phone: 07847 255537 | Email | Website
I trained in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, following many years of interest in natural forms of therapy and nutrition in particular. I have since worked in a number of areas, particularly with female hormones, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, digestive problems, stress and learning difficulties. I have contributed to a number of publications in relation to hormones and provided consultancy advice to schools, both to the teachers regarding stress management and for students with severe learning difficulties. In addition to this I deal with a wide range of conditions in my clinic.
I am passionate about helping people to identify the root cause of their symptoms or condition/s using a functional medicine approach.
Nutritional Therapy can be used to help address many conditions, including IBS, hormonal imbalances, depression, inflammation, allergies, toxicity, weight management, skin conditions, lack of energy and poor sleep. It is also extremely powerful in improving a person’s overall well-being and reducing the risk of developing chronic disease in later life.
Telephone: 07887 943037| Email | Website
Counselling for individuals and couples / Supervision
Registered MBACP (Accred); M.A. Couns; Dip Couns Supervision; Dip Biog Couns; PG Dip DrTh; Cert Ed
I have been counselling since 1994, working mainly in private practice, school settings, in general practice and in the voluntary sector. I work with individuals, couples and families who may be struggling with issues such as relationship difficulties, life crises, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, low self esteem, trauma, anger and loss. This can be on a short or long-term basis.
I integrate various modalities into my practice, including biographical counselling, the person-centred approach, solution-focussed work, cognitive behavioural therapy, family systemic therapy and the use of creative methods. My work is based very much on the needs of clients, enabling a more fulfilling way forward.
I am a qualified counselling supervisor working with experienced and trainee counsellors.
Telephone: 07963 190317| Email
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
HCPC reg., CPsychol., MBACP reg.
Practitioner Doctorate (PsychD) in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, B.Sc. Psychology (first-class honours/Valedictorian)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with experience in working with people presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties.
My background is diverse as I have worked in a Community Mental Health Team, a Specialist Psychotherapy Department, a Community Health Psychology Service and a University Counselling Centre. I have also worked as a University Lecturer for the University of East London and Visiting Lecturer for the City University of London.
I have experience in working with different therapeutic models (integrative, CBT, ACT, person-centred, psychodynamic and family-systemic) and I have developed an eclectic approach, which is tailored to each individual’s unique self and needs. I have also been trained in EMDR, which is a specialised therapy for people who have had traumatic experiences and have developed distress in the form of PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression and other difficulties.
Kinesiology & brief, solution-focused therapy to resolve emotional problems & achieve goals
Author of The Therapist Within You (2009) and Relearning Experience (in preparation), and creator of Relearning Experience Process (REP), I help people to overcome emotional issues (such as PTSD, anxiety, emotional and physical pain, allergies, stress, unresolved anger or guilt, addiction) and achieve specific goals (such as drug-free natural childbirth, improved work or sport performance, motivation and social confidence).
We (the client and I) will work by first delineating and articulating the problem and desired goal. Then we’ll find out when and how in your history the problem was created. We will resolve the problem there at its origins. Finally, we will test that the problem has been resolved and that the goal is now achievable.
My approach has been developed over many years of training, practice, study and reflection, and is economical, rigorous and highly effective. Usually people require between just two and five consultations for complete resolution of an issue.
I have worked as therapist and coach since leaving teaching almost 20 years ago. I have served as elected director of the Kinesiology Federation. My training is extensive and international, and I have worked in schools and rehab centres; with disadvantaged young people from the townships of South Africa; with villagers in Tamil Nadu following the Asian Tsunami; and trained health professionals internationally.
I also offer Touch for Health kinesiology workshops: International Kinesiology College (IKC) accredited training in muscle testing and kinesiology for those interested in a career in kinesiology; health professionals who want to extend their expertise; and all those interested in personal development and improving the health of themselves and others. Contact me for more information and upcoming dates.
Rhythmical Massage / Reflexology
Dip. RMT, Dip. Refl. ,Registered with CAHSC
At the basis of my work is the realisation that Rhythmical Massage is not only a means for relaxation but indeed a healing tool for body, soul and spirit. I trained in Rhythmical Massage Therapy in Germany and Switzerland between 1998 – 2003. I have worked in a number of therapeutic settings in Switzerland and in England. I have experience working with Massage at a Clinic offering integrative medicine and therapies, a Therapy Centre as part of a multidisciplinary team and at an educational Trust. In 2011 I became a fully trained Reflexologist.
The treatments I offer are tailored to meet your individual needs and are aimed at being relaxing as well as harmonising and rejuvenating.
Phone: 07884 454426| Email
Physiotherapy, Rhythmical Massage and 1-on-1 Pilates Rehabilitation
Anna is a Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with the HCPC. She has been a therapist for about 30 years, having been trained in Physiotherapy; Rhythmical Massage Therapy and Modified Pilates for Rehabilitation. Over the years she has worked in many different therapeutic settings, in the UK and abroad, and has integrated mainstream and complementary medicine where possible. She has a special interest in pain management and rehabilitation. Over the last six years she has been working at a pain management clinic in London. In Physiotherapy her approach is holistic. This could involve an integrated therapeutic approach or using a separate therapy.
Phone: 07789 852378 | Email | Website
Meta Health Master Practitioner – Meta Kinetics Practitioner – EFT Practitioner
My journey into exploring physical, mental and emotional patterns of health,began with a diagnosis at 18 with an autoimmune disease. Subsequent training and employment in the NHS in Radiotherapy(AP),Chronic Disease and as a Self Management Co-ordinator, together with my own personal journey created a deeper awareness, empathy and transparency of what individuals may experience with their physical and emotional health. This personal and professional experience has enabled me to transition to my own practice, so I can observe and facilitate working with individuals as a ‘‘whole being’ rather than just as the symptoms they are experiencing.
Using a persons medical diagnosis/symptoms, I use a systemic approach termed Meta Health® analysis, to explore through specific questioning the plausible relationships between adverse events/stress conflicts, brain relays,physical symptoms, belief structures, emotions, feelings and patterns of behaviour to determine why the body maybe experiencing symptoms.
Phone: 07535 354657| Email
Counselling for individuals, couples and families
Dip.Biog Couns. MBACP Accred. Cert.Fam.Th.
I am an experienced and accredited practitioner offering relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families, including help and support for a wide variety of issues including anxiety and stress, depression and eating issues. I have worked in private practice for ten years and offer short term or open ended counselling. I have a practice at the Centre on a Friday and specialise in Couples and Family work. Please feel free to call me for a no obligation conversation if you would like further information.
Telephone: 07794 910749 | Email | Website