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About me

We work together to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness- helping clients to to unravel, experience and understand their deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. I am able to help individuals and couples with a wide range of issues.

I provide a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental and confidential environment where you can talk freely and honestly about what is concerning you.

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor/Pschotherapist, drawing upon Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal and Integrative modalities.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as seeing clients with varying issues in my private practice, I work with a charity, completing their clinical assessments and working with struggling individuals and couples.
Outside of my practice, I am the Training Manager for Basingstoke Counselling Service. I look after their Continual Professional Development program for qualified counsellors/psychotherapists and their Introduction and Certificate courses in Psychodynamic Counselling. I teach on both courses and run regular workshops.

As qualified professionals we are always striving to improve our knowledge and add to skills, below are a number of courses/qualifications and trainings I have undertaken recently.

Diploma in Clinical Psychology
The Remote Unconscious-psychodynamic perspectives on Counselling Online and by Telephone
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-harm online
A Day with Christian Sanderson; The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
Brief Dynamic Therapy
Certificate in Client Assessment and Initial Consultation
Certificate in Couples Counselling (Refresher)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I offer open ended and short-term/time limited therapy.

In light of the current circumstances I am currently unable to offer in-person counselling/psychotherapy but will continue to offer sessions online over Zoom or by telephone.


Weekly 50mins sessions: £55


Weekly 60mins sessions: £65

I currently have a number of spaces available for key frontline workers at a reduced rate.

Clients facing financial difficulties may be able to get assistance with their session fees.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers


Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Catherine Butler Counsellor/Psychotherapist HNDip CertHE MBACP.

Catherine Butler Counsellor/Psychotherapist HNDip CertHE MBACP.