Trevor King

Therapist in Training

Trevor’s choice of therapeutic stance is primarily existential but he also values the practise of mindfulness. A life long commitment to psychology began with a BSc at Westminster University. Training proper in therapy began on an experiential self-directed course at City University which instilled the values of self responsibility, creativity and self reflection. Working in the voluntary sector as a teacher and support worker and manager at St Mungos, a homeless charity, in adult education and as a care worker for the elderly. Managing a drop-in engagement project for St Mungos gave him wide experience of working with clients with diverse needs.

This confirmed his interest in working with marginalised groups and the client centered approach. The experience crystalised his commitment to the existential approach, which ledto an introductory course in existential therapy at Oxford. This culminated in studying for the DPR of at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. A firm believer in the role of trainee therapist at EASE has given him an opportunity to expand his skills and knowledge in developing a dynamic and egalitarian stance towards clients.

Trevor has extensive experience of working in the community as a teacher, support worker and manager, both in Adult education and the voluntary sector. A strong believer in the agency and autonomy of the client he broadly follows a client centred approach. Latterly this has developed more specifically into an existential stance with its philosophical and meaning centred focus.

Training has included a BSc in Life Sciences, Certificate in Counselling from City University and Existential Therapy at Oxford.

Currently he is studying for the D Prof at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, the culmination of a lifelong interest in philosophy and psychology. This has given him the opportunity to work as a trainee therapist at EASE.