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Ian King-Brown

Ian King-Brown

EFT Practitioner in London

Ian King-Brown is a qualified counsellor and psychoanalytical psychotherapist with many years experience. He is one of the few remaining clinicians who actually lives as well as works from the Harley Street area of Central London. The nearest tube stations to his practice is Oxford Circus and Bond Street, He is Registered Member o UKCP - f the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and a member of the Federation of Independent Psychotherapist..

He offers assessments, time-limited psychodynamic and CBT counselling as well as longer term psychodynamic and psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He covers a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationships, relationship break-ups, bereavement, stress, anger, work / life balance, boredom, LGBT related issues, difficulties un studying including procrastination, identity and personal development.

What to expect upon your first visit.

You will be welcomed into a comfortable and safe environment. Over the course of between fifty minutes and one hour Ian will help you to explore your difficulties and clarify what you hope to achieve from counselling or psychotherapy. His approach is non judgemental, professional yet conversational.

Your first visit will enable you to see if you feel comfortable working with me. This is very important when choosing a counsellor or psychotherapy. Most of my clients have been referred to me by word or mouth and personal recommendation but there are other who may be reading this who refer themselves directly.

Background & Qualifications

Ian King Brown trained in London first as a Counsellor and later as a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He graduated from the University of Durham and completed studies in Oxford and additional post graduate studies at the University of Durham as well as in Salisbury. His first degree was in Theology, Classics and Social Administration. He has worked in the private practice for many years and his client base is wide and varied including those working in banking, finance, media, advertising, law, medicine, LGBT, social work, Religious, older people facing difficult transitions in life, younger undergraduate and post graduates facing difficulties with work assignments. His approach is non-judgemental and supportive.

In addition to his many years of working in the Harley Street area of London, he has held consultancy posts in the NHS, New South Wales Health Service, South Pacific Private Hosptal in North Sydney and University College in London. He has also been a member of the Board of Governors of Regents College, London, now known as Regents (Private) University. He is a school Governor in North London.

My Specialisms

I cover a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, anger, work / life balance, boredom, LGBT related issues, difficulties in studying including procrastination, identity and personal development. I also have specialist training and experience in drug, alcohol, sex addition and problem gambling. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach is professional but friendly and non judgemental. I come from psychodynamic, psychoanalytical backgrounds. No one size fits all and I may also at times supplement my main approach with CBT, Mindfulness and Compassion Therapy.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Counselling In Person Please Call
Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person Please Call
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person Please Call
Relationship Therapy In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Initial assessment is £85. Fees range from £76 to £85

Testimonials

Chris Lewis on 25/10/2016

"I spent some 4 years working with Ian in my early twenties (some 23 years ago). The therapeutic process was often painful, but ultimately invaluable. There are a handful of people who you meet along your life's path who completely change your perspective on life - Ian is one of those people."

Sergio on 25/10/2016

"I came to Ian without a very clear idea about what I was experiencing after an illness that was not physically addressed. From a very compassionate and flexible approach adapted to my needs and supported by technical explanations when needed, I started to find the therapy as a comfortable space where to explore all the emotional load that I was carrying and how it affects my life, being expressed as anxiety, isolation and overwhelming stages. Although it is being a very intense process and believe I still have a way to go, I am very happy with the result so far and hope to improve with the time. I would not hesitate to recommend Ian to anyone."

Peter on 25/10/2016

"I was recommended Ian by my university's student well-being service, and I've been seeing him now for about 4 years. I've found him very easy to talk to, and he has helped me tremendously over the years. He is warm and compassionate, and clearly very experienced in his field. His approach has also worked well for me - psychodynamic psychoanalytical. Not only does he engage in the therapeutic process but he also explains the theory behind it, which I have found helpful, particularly because it gave me a feeling of control over my own therapy.

My sessions with him are at his home twice per week. We have spent a lot of time exploring problems I have with detachment and isolation, as well as more general anxiety and depression. At the same time, Ian has challenged me to become aware of some of my unconscious behaviours, and while it has been sometimes difficult to confront, in the end it has always been positive and beneficial. Over time, incrementally, I have noticed changes in the way I identify with myself and others. I'm much more aware of my own feelings and frustrations, which means I can better navigate occasional challenges brought up in relationships and situations. I'm also much more aware of how punitive I can be towards myself, and how this has stemmed from childhood experiences outside of my control. With this greater awareness I can take steps to be more compassionate towards myself. And when I feel this compassion, life becomes lighter.

Therapy is evidently something very personal, and for whatever reason, Ian has been a great fit for me. I'd definitely recommend meeting him to see if he will work for you.
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Lawrence on 14/01/2017

"I was experiencing life in the fast lane, The City can be intoxicating at time and I was on top of it, until I realised my world was starting to fall apart. The recreational highs were taking their toll. Depression and anxiety were becoming a problem. I had never felt as lonely as this in my life. . A friend mentioned that he had consulted Ian a few years ago. He was going through a breakdown. He gave me the push I needed to get help. Ian is very experienced, compassionate yet firm. and I found he really understood where I was coming from, even when I didn't. He helped me a lot lot he also challenged me. Sometimes I didn't like it but I knew he was often right n the pulse. Two years on and I now have a better work life balance. I kept my demons a secret so it was great when my friends and family commented on how happier I appeared to be, . "