Take 2 Professional Coaching, Counselling & Psychotherapy
Online, Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond

A warm welcome to you.

Please note that from 1st July 2021, I shall be on sabbatical for at least 12 months, working on a creative project. This means that I will not be working as a psychotherapeutic-counsellor / psychotherapist / counsellor - and, should I get any enquiries after the 30th June, I will refer them to other therapists. In the meantime, I am working with clients, identifying short term goals and helping them lay a foundation for change.

Whilst I have been an in-person therapist for nearly 14 years - including Walk&Talk Therapy for many years - I've also worked online (Zoom or VSee) with clients for the last 6-7 years. Online therapy has proven to be time-efficient, convenient and comfortable - and suits many clients' lifestyles.
My clients are based around the UK and in France, Spain, Romania and the Philippines. If the time-zones work, then I'm happy to meet with clients worldwide.

Working online is just different - neither better nor worse - just different. And it can lend an air of freedom/relaxation and spontaneity. It is not, however, another extension of a business meeting! - and the same boundaries and ethical considerations that would apply in a therapy room, also apply face-to-face online as well.

For Online psychotherapeutic counselling sessions, you will need either a PC or Laptop. I do not work on the telephone/Smart phones.

If you are interested in Walk&Talk Therapy, please do let me know.

I have specialised in the field of Codependency and chaotic-thinking for 16 years (since I started some self-help groups and worked in an addictions rehab), yet I also work with clients who suffer a loss of identity or a sense of self, those who may experience depression, loneliness, loss of a person or pet companion. I would also add that I am an Interfaith counsellor, with experience in working with Beliefs, Values and Cultures.


Why Codependency? Well, it is a condition that lots of people have, yet many do not know that's what it is until they start delving deeper. This means they just keep repeating the same behaviour, thinking that what they are doing is going to work "this time" - yet wondering why they still feel bad about themselves.

People who suffer from Codependency have their polar opposites: the dominant person (narcissism, addiction, dismissing, gaslighting, etc) and the compliant person (over-caring/helping, fixing, saving, waiting, second-guessing...etc). Both are codependent. Both are as unhappy as the other, yet they communicate it in different ways. The result is a difficult and unhappy life.

I would like to help you step out of your difficult life - into one that is more aware, inspired and fulfilling.

You may be experiencing

...a loss of a sense of self
...loss of esteem
...a change in your role/identity
...'existing' in a relationship with a narcissist
...your family isn't listening to you; doesn't give you respect
...difficult decisions, such as business-succession or 'stepping back'
...repetitive negative behaviours
...chaotic thinking
...an unbalanced life.

I also work a lot with business owners - and know it can be extremely hard for a senior professional or company owner to 'open up', to talk about the highly personal issues that face you. Be assured that from me, you will have total confidentiality, a fair and balanced view, someone who will ask you key questions without you having to worrying about the impact of your answers. I'll help you assess your options - and the ones you've yet to think of - so you can achieve a different outcome.

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...

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 - I invite you to "take 2'.


An initial meeting to ascertain your therapy needs, is around 40-50 minutes and is free of charge.

If your needs are best served by weekly Psychotherapeutic Counselling, my fee is currently £50.00 per session. Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in length.

I have regular clinical supervision, full professional insurance, and I am registered under the ICO/Data Protection Act.

  • Member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP)
  • Member of the Association of Coaching (MAC)
  • Member of "The Counselling Directory" and "The Coaching Directory"

  • Helen Christine King at Take2, offers Psychotherapy & Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Coaching: Walk & Talk / Nature Therapy in the Teddington, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and in the Isle of Wight. Walk&Talk clients are welcome from Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton, Kingston and throughout the Richmond upon Thames borough and throughout the Isle of Wight. Coaching is offered over the Internet/face-to-face (although some coaching clients might wish to Walk&Talk), and welcomes enquiries from England and the UK, and from countries such as South Africa, Hong Kong, Europe and other countries worldwide.

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    Main photo across all pages: Colourful, handmade salt and pepper pots, from the Jewish Museum, South Beach, Miami - engaged in the complex dance of being in-relationship.

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