Mrs Caroline King | Accredited Counsellor | Hythe | NCS

Mrs Caroline King

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-02518

Location: Hythe

Situations such as health issues, work pressures, relationship difficulties, or bereavement all test our resilience and our coping mechanisms. You are not alone and you can be supported to recover from distressing setbacks.

Healing requires more than just talking therapy. As a Trauma Informed Therapist I use a mind-body approach of Top Down (Talking Therapy) and Bottom Up Processing (Body-Based Polyvagal Therapy) to teach you how you can train your nervous system to unlearn automatic responses and recalibrate it to become fully functional and resilient.

Together we will explore the presenting problems and other underlying issues that contribute to what’s going on for you right now. In order for this to happen, I will help and support you to gain a better understanding of your physical symptoms, feelings and thought processes. I will teach you how to calm your own nervous system to find your own solutions to problems in a perceptive and insightful way.

The way that I work is not a one-size fits all, I will tailor each session to suit your unique, specific needs and requirements.

In your 1:1 sessions I will support you to :
• understand your physical symptoms and why you feel the way you do
• learn fast and effective body practices to calm your nervous system
• feel more empowered and harness your own internal resources
• gain insight to new perspectives and problem solving
• enjoy greater wellbeing and health
• feel more at home in your body again

You will learn about your vagus nerve and how “stress-related illness” such as anxiety, depression, gut disorders, autoimmune issues and chronic pain can arise from nervous system dysregulation after chronic or traumatic stress.

The vagus nerve is key to a multitude of physiological functions that underpin everything from your mental and physical wellbeing, to maintaining relationships and your general happiness.

If you experience feeling anxious, fidgety, angry, reactive and hyper-vigilant your nervous system is wired and dysregulated.

If you experience feeling burnt out, unmotivated, exhausted, withdrawn and shut down, your nervous system is tired and dysregulated.

A healthy nervous system is not always calm, it is adaptable. In our life we will experience some stress, challenges, adversity, and failure. A healthy nervous system that is given the opportunity to fully recover from stress activation becomes more adaptable, resilient and flexible. I will teach you how to do fast and effective neural practices that will re-tune and regulate your nervous system. Regulation means you learn to coax your nervous system back to a healthier state that allows you to cope better with life. You have more options; you can see different perspectives and you have greater agency in shaping your life.

This mind-body approach will help you to find your sense of self, let go of old unhelpful patterns and make positive changes by thinking or acting differently, strengthening your relationships, improving your confidence and self-esteem and feeling equipped to take greater control of your life.

Please contact me now to book your initial 20 minute call. This is free and you are under no obligation at all. Please email me: to arrange a day and time for your initial call.

I offer face to face sessions near Hythe in Kent or 1:1 Video Sessions Worldwide

I also teach body-based Polyvagal Relax and Repair Group Sessions near Hythe. These are 6-week courses for small groups held once a week at a clinic for 1.5 hours. The 6-week course fee is £150.

Once we have agreed to work together, we will discuss, decide and agree weekly sessions at a fee of £60 per 1 hour session and I’ll ask you to sign a contract agreeing my fees and terms. I also ask you to complete a confidential questionnaire – this is a getting-to-know-you process. This process allows me to provide bespoke sessions that are tailored to you and the best way to help you. After this we have 1:1 sessions for an hour at appointed times each week that we agree in advance.

What is required of you? In order for our work together to be successful your commitment is essential – a readiness for changing what isn't working well for you and a willingness to commit to weekly sessions.

Some information about me:

My previous working background includes living and working around the world in health and wellbeing for 30 years as a Life Coach, Fitness Professional and Body Worker providing therapeutic treatments. Overcoming personal traumas inspired me to gain further qualifications as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, so that I could support others through their struggles to a place of wellness. My holistic training – that the mind and body are integrated and inseparable – allows me, as your therapist, to support you to make a better mind-body connection which is pivotal to good physical, mental and emotional health.

As your Counsellor, I am trained to use an Integrative approach to create a person-centred, holistic treatment plan that considers your specific individual needs and personal circumstances to help you move to a calmer, more contented place within yourself.

I look forward to speaking to you. To arrange your initial free call please email:

Many thanks.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Life Coach
    Fitness Professional
    Holistic Healthcare Practitioner
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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