Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre
Welcome. We offer Body Psychotherapy. This assumes that mind and body function together: a psychological difficulty is also a physical difficulty. Being worried about a relative, a friend or a work colleague may affect sleep and be accompanied by tiredness, aches and pains and irritability. Body psychotherapy pays attention to these physical signs. We work with them 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 heal yourself within a therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are an experienced group of body psychotherapists and the centre was we have been in Cambridge since 1986. We are UKCP registered as individuals, and the centre is an organisational member of UKCP. Some of us are also members of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy.
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 advanced students available for lower cost psychotherapy - when applicable.
Our training programme in body psychotherapy leads to a future career as a body psychotherapist. It is also possible to take this further with our collaborative partner, Anglia Ruskin University and study for an MA Body Psychotherapy. A key textbook is "Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Psychotherapy" by Gill Westland (2015).
Member organisations *
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychological aspects of long term illness.
The first consultation costs £70.00. After that £50.00 to £65.00 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.
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.