Christabel Butler UKAHPP
With 25 years' experience, I offer individual counselling and Gestalt therapy. Also couples counselling for relationship issues: when relationships fracture, I can work with other collaborative law practitioners to achieve the best result for all concerned, without resorting to confrontation and divisive court proceedings - the watchword being 'fight the problems not each other'. I also work with family members with communication problems.
(In normal times I see clients in Cirencester at the Complete Health Centre and in Fairford at the Fairford Therapy Centre)
I work with anxiety, depression and how to deal with anger, however you may be experiencing it. Also I support those with self-confidence issues and those who lack assertiveness, particularly in the work environment.
My work has included many other issues, working with all adult ages, and with clients with many different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences and challenges in life.
Please see website www.cotswoldtalkingtherapies.co.uk for more details about how I work, for instance what happens at the first meeting and many more FAQ's.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm accredited with the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners. I am on the Professional Standards Authority register. This reflects years of training and continuing professional development, and the 25 years of experience, always backed up by clinical supervision, membership of professional organisations and appropriate professional insurance.
This accreditation is reviewed with extensive paperwork every 5 years and includes an experiential afternoon, in London, with peers and two people from the membership committee of UKAHPP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Collaborative law, working with individuals and couples to achieve agreement about separation and divorce without resorting to the courts. ('Fight the problems and not each other'). I have done some training with other professionals to achieve this e.g. lawyers, independent financial advisors, mediators and child specialists.
Individuals £45 per 50 min session
Couples / 2 family mbers £55 per 50 minute session
I enjoy being part of the wider counselling field, e.g. I'm a member of a professional body committee.
Also I co-founded Cotswold Talking Therapies, a vibrant co-operative of therapists co-providing support, joint marketing and ideas for members.
Member Glosnet - networking with other psychotherapists and counsellors in Gloucestershire.
Participant in Returning Our Gifts, an ongoing Family constellations group now in its 6th year. Also I enjoy the meetings of an informal Dreams Group, exploring the fascinating realms of the subconscious.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
|Other languages:||Good working French|
Phone/internet appts available & face to face in Fairford Weds & Thurs.Ciren Tue. No Sats.Sadly no home visits from 15.03.20.
Types of client