Renee Botham, BSc(Hons), MBPsS, UKCP accredited, MBACP

Renee Botham, BSc(Hons), MBPsS, UKCP accredited, MBACP

Bushey Therapy Centre
85 Melbourne Road
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 3LZ

07768 356 265 / 07768 356 265

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Bushey Therapy Centre
85 Melbourne Road
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 3LZ

07768 356 265 / 07768 356 265

About me


I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist, co-founder of the national eating disorders charity, B-eat, (see www.b-eat.co.uk) and an eating disorders specialist. I believe eating disorders signal a much deeper anxiety, this awful, debilitating illness takes over your life; where your thoughts, actions and fears are filled with how to feel 'in control' of your world. The purpose of the eating disorder is to interfere with, or stop you thinking about anything else, like why you are so unhappy and what really sits beneath your loneliness and difficulty connecting with life. Instead all that matters is what you eat - or don't eat, what shape you are, possibly how much exercise you can do, these are the things that 'need to be mastered'. However, with all the strategies you put in place chances are life remains overwhelmingly lonely; perfectionism is never achieved, an inner sense of emptiness takes over any sense of yourself and from this place perhaps you have difficulty connecting with others as well.

I am interested in you as a person, your illness, your anxieties, whatever is making your life so bleak. What I aim to provide is a safe, confidential space that will enable you to explore what seems to be getting in the way from you being more connected to and secure with yourself and how you relate with others.

You may have had previous experience of therapy or this is your first time; it is always a big step so well done for getting this far. It is my belief that no matter how much you tell yourself or others "I'm fine"  your world remains a deeply lonely, unhappy place and working on what makes you unhappy is not something you can do alone.  Your identity is more than your illness and I am committed to supporting my clients find a new way to engage with life.


I have a private practice in North West London. I am a visiting tutor at UCL and have worked at a London teaching hospital with patients who were struggling with long terms psychological challenges, including trauma, personality disorders, anxiety and depression.

Training, qualifications & experience


Training:

Metanoia Institute, final year, Doctorate, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Psychology
British Psychological Society, member
UKCP registered psychotherapist
BACP member
Metanoia Institute Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Other experiences/groups:
International Academy for Eating Disorders
Visiting tutor: UCL,
Guest speaker, Public Policy Exchange
Council member, B-eat

British Psychological Society working party committee, eating disorders guidelines 2017

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Fees

Adults: £65.00
Under 18 and full time students: £60.00

Maps & Directions

Bushey, WD23 3LZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available weekdays from 9.00am, my last appointment is 8.30pm. I also have a clinic on Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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