Welcome. I'm Helen King, an experienced Psychotherapist & Professional Life Coach.
Whenever possible, we will definitely work outdoors - in the Teddington, SW London area and in the Isle of Wight (where I work part-time). However, for those who need the convenience of working from their office or home, I'll happily work Face-to-Face Online with you - and have many clients who choose this option.
Most of my work is with clients experiencing loss of a sense of self, loss of esteem, a change in their role/identity, 'existing' in a codependent relationship and/or with a narcissist, difficult decisions such as business-succession or 'stepping back', repetitive negative behaviours, high functioning autism/spectrum, chaotic thinking, an unbalanced life.
Whether you decide on psychotherapy or life coaching, we will clear a pathway and put your ideas into action. I don't put sticking plasters over tricky issues, nor do I wave the carrot and stick - its about you making lasting change, with integrity. Its also about having a very productive and enlightening journey getting there.
Take 2 was born when I used to have a counselling & psychotherapy office in the old Teddington TV Studios in SW London (when the clapperboard snaps shut, the new "take" is rolling). In life we have more than one chance, more than one way to get our wishes met, reinvent ourselves, start something new, peel away regrets - and experience satisfaction and achievement. We can "take two" or perhaps even three or four - or more...
So, after ten years in private practice in various offices - I got off my butt. This year, I finally shut the door on the four walls of my therapy office - and started working with clients outside. This also means that, not only can we Walk & Talk - but we can also Rap & Roll as, for the first time, I am able to offer a para-experience for those who use a wheelchair to aid their movement.
If you are sick of the same-old/same-old, are suffering mental paralysis-by-analysis, have difficulty turning talk into action, or find yourself grasping at the past because your future is blurry - let's "take 2" and get outside into nature and experience a greater connection with yourself. Therapy/coaching outdoors is gentle, refreshing, brain-clearing and a great mood buster.
An initial meeting to ascertain your needs, is around 50 minutes and is free of charge. For this session, we will meet inside at a pre-arranged venue, due to me needing to make a few notes.
If your needs are best served by weekly psychotherapy, the fees are £50.00 per session. Some concessions might be available.
If coaching is a better option to gain momentum towards your goals, then we will aim to meet every other week @ £75.00 per session. The longer time between sessions helps you to implement your actions and formulate new steps forward.
If you are unsure what would be the best way forward for you, then do please ask. One size does not fit all.
Take2 offers Psychotherapeutic Coaching - Walk & Talk and Rap & Roll / Nature Therapy in the London Borough of Richmond, Teddington and in the Isle of Wight. Walk&Talk / Rap & Roll clients are welcome from Twickenham, Hampton, Kingston and throughout the Richmond upon Thames borough and throughout the Isle of Wight. Take2 also offers confidential coaching over the Internet (face-to-face), and welcomes enquiries from England and the UK, and from countries such as South Africa, Hong Kong, Europe and other countries worldwide.