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Dr Rupert King

Academic Advisor

Rupert King is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. He studied at Regents University and is a graduate of the ADEP program. Over the years he has taught phenomenology and existential philosophy on a number of postgraduate diploma courses. His research interests include hermeneutic phenomenology, the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, use of imagery in research, Jungian psychology and Buddhism. He is a keen gardener and takes a creative and imaginative approach towards clinical practice, teaching and research.


Recent Publications and conferences

King, R. (2021) Stepping into the clearing: A researcher’s challenge to make sense of phenomenological philosophy.European Journal for Qualitative Research in PsychotherapyVol. 11, 1-12

King, R. (2020). Doing Phenomenological Research. Dwelling with the mystery. In Bager-Charleson, S. and McBeath, A. (Eds.), Enjoying Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Research. pp.37-50. London: Palgrave MacMillan OI 10.1007/978-3-030-55127-8

TRiM CPD day – Essex & Herts. Police and Ambulance Services, October 12th, 2018. Guest speaker (paper presented and workshop leader). Gardening: insights for well-being & self-care

37thInternational Human Science Research Conference: Spartanburg USA 24th-28thJune 2018. Paper presented Dwelling in Heidegger’s Clearing: A researcher’s dialogue with not-knowing

King, R. (2018). Gardening with Heidegger. The Psychologist June 2018 issue pp 47-48

King, R. (2018). Openness and Psychotherapy: Late Heidegger and the clearing. Existential Analysis. 29.1, pp. 77-93

King, R. (2015) Heidegger and the art of Dwelling. Hermeneutic Circular. October, pp 10-12

King, R. (2015). Light and Shadow in the Forest: A phenomenological exploration of Heidegger’s clearing (die Lichtung). Existential Analysis. 26.1, pp. 103-1