Dinah Butler MSc, MBACP (Senior Accredited)
What to Expect
I believe providing an environment where you are able to talk freely without being judged and being really listened to is where everything starts. It is my aim to help you define your goals and for us to work together to make sense of things and to help you find your inner wisdom.
In the first consultation, we will find out what you need now. I will start to get to know more about you and your life story. Together we will start to get an idea of how the pieces fit and how we can work together.
There are many issues which bring you to therapy and we will come to understand these and how they affect your life and wellbeing more generally.
Whether you would like short term coping skills or to work in more depth, my role is to help you find your potential, deepen your connection with others and find your own solutions.
Challenges, crises and cross-roads, although painful can lead to positive change. Together we can work to improve your relationships, work through difficult childhood experiences, strengthen your confidence and your sense of who you are.
I started working in a therapeutic community in 1984 and since then have kept learning and evolving my practice. Over the past thirty years I have worked in the NHS, the charity sector and in private practice, as a therapist, lecturer, clinical supervisor, trainer and workshop facilitator. I’m still discovering what can be achieved through a collaborative relationship. Together we work to make changes, gain insight, increase confidence, improve relationships and work through trauma.
I have an MSc in Integrative Therapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Therapy and am accredited to provide Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. I also trained in energy psychology, and enjoy working holistically.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Intercultural Therapy
MSc Therapeutic Counselling
Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
I have over twenty years experience helping a wide range of people individuals and couples with many issues. My style and approach is sensitive and adaptable to individual needs and goals. I have worked in the NHS, private practice and in the charity sector. I'm happy to help you with: depression, physical health problems, addictions, work related issues, personal development, creativity development, family issues, relationships, managing stress and much more. I have trained and am experienced in working briefly or longer term.
I have more than twenty years involved in teaching, training and supervising counsellors. I provide a supportive space for therapists to explore their work, develop their insight and skills in a way consistent with their own style and values
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.
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
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 I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
Energy Psychotherapy ( EFT etc)
£80.00 per session
Initial phone consultation free of charge. Following sessions last 50 minutes.
Day time appointments (8am to 4.30pm) - £80
Evening appointments (5pm - 8pm) - £80
Clinical supervision £80
currently daytime only on Zoom