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Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre

Cambridge, Cambs, CB5 8QE
01223 214658 01223 214658 Registered / Accredited

About us

Welcome.
We specialise in Body Psychotherapy.  Currently we can do that online or by phone.  We also have some limited possibilities for in person sessions.

Body Psychotherapy assumes a psychological difficulty is also a physical difficulty.

In the pandemic we are all experiencing change and this always creates anxiety.  Even if we choose changes they involve the loss of what we have known.  Novelty creates uncertainty.  Right now anxiety is the main therapeutic issue and is compounded by past stresses and strains and perhaps trauma.

If you are anxious, you are likely to having disturbances in thinking clearly, tight muscles, sleep disturbance, digestive problems and so on.  Being worried about a relative, a friend or a work colleague may be accompanied by tiredness, aches and pains and irritability.  Mind and body work together.

Body psychotherapy pays attention to the body and the ways the body tells us about our difficulties. We work with the physical signs of distress through "listening" non verbally to these communications alongside talking through difficulties. We take a whole view of someone and tackle problems from different angles. We aim to get to the source of difficulties, which often lies in the past in our childhood relationships.

We think firstly of you as a human being and can work with a wide range of difficulties and issues. We do not think of you just as your problem such as depression. We like to get to know your experience of your problem and what seems to help you, and what worsens things. In this way, we hope to mobilise your own capacities to take charge of, and heal yourself within a therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are an experienced group of body psychotherapists.  We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2019.  We are UKCP registered as individuals, and the centre is an organisational member of UKCP offering training and accreditation.  Some of us are also members of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP) and the centre is an organisational member of EABP.

Body psychotherapy is well equipped to work with trauma and some of us have completed additional training with Babette Rothschild in Somatic Trauma Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine). Some of us are also trained in meditation, including mindfulness.

We also have trainee psychotherapists available for lower cost psychotherapy - when applicable.

Our training programme in body psychotherapy leads to a future career as a body psychotherapist.  A key textbook is "Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Psychotherapy" by Gill Westland (Norton, 2015).

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychological aspects of long term illness.
Search for meaning in life.
Blocked creativity.

We have asked for this site to list "Body Psychotherapy" with no success - see below.  We are baffled.  Body Psychotherapy is widely recognised globally with international professional associations and journals e.g. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy published by Taylor and Francis.  A body based approach is widely recognised as necessary for the treatment of trauma - see for example Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score.

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Fees

The first consultation costs £70.00.  After that £55.00 to £70.00 depending on the experience of the psychotherapist.  We have some trainee body psychotherapists working towards accreditation with UKCP available as well as very experienced psychotherapists.

All of our sessions last for 60 minutes and generally people come once a week at the same time and day each week.

Further information

We have early morning through to the evening appointments - Monday to Friday.
We have forecourt parking and Ditton Walk has free parking.

A first step would be to contact us for an initial consultation to tell us what you are wanting help with and some background information. This costs £70.00 and lasts 60 minutes.

28 Ditton Walk
Cambridge
Cambs
CB5 8QE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

We are able to see clients on weekdays from 7.00 a.m. up to 9.00 p.m.  Currently most work is online.

We have some limited opportunites for in person work.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

We have psychotherapists listed on the UKCP supervisors register available.

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Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre

Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre