Dr Janine King completed her BSc (Hons) at the Open University before going to study for an MA in English Literature and Language at the University of St Andrews. In the early stages of her career Dr King worked in education having completed a PGCE in primary school teaching at Oxford Brooks University. Having decided to combine her interests in education and psychology Dr King subsequently studied for a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) before going on to be awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. Dr King has considerable experience in carrying out psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health problems. She has worked with people across all age groups and in a range of settings, including NHS inpatient, outpatient and community care.
Dr King draws on a range of therapeutic models (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic therapy) and offers an integrative approach, adapting the way she works according to her client's needs. As well as providing therapeutic interventions for individuals, Dr King has extensive experience in working with couples, families and groups.
Dr King has worked with children, young people and adults who are struggling with numerous types of emotional distress, including low mood/depression, anxiety disorders (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Panic Disorder), phobias, behavioural difficulties, psychosomatic disorders, addictions and psychosis. She is experienced in carrying out cognitive assessments and in providing detailed reports of cognitive functioning. Having previously worked in education Dr King has significant experience in supporting children, young people and parents across a range of issues. Dr King can also offer long-term therapy to those who are keen to explore and understand themselves better.