Elizabeth Zara Butler MBACP (Accred)

Elizabeth Zara Butler  MBACP (Accred)



I am unable to take further enquiries until 20-Apr-2020

07849 029448

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About me

*Covid-19 update: I am currently offering online and telephone sessions until government measures on social distancing are lifted. Face-to-face sessions will then resume.

Does life feel difficult at the moment? Is it hard to talk to others about what you are experiencing? Are you looking for help?

As a counsellor I work with people from many different backgrounds, who, for a variety of reasons, are feeling troubled. Most of us will have difficult times in our lives, and we can often feel hesitant about asking for help. While it may not be easy to open up about difficult or distressing emotions or events, sharing your experience can help you feel less alone with your problems, and more hopeful that things could get better.

Deciding to see a counsellor could be a positive first step towards addressing whatever is worrying or distressing you. Your experience will be valued and respected within a collaborative process which helps you to understand difficult or negative thoughts and feelings, in a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space. Improved awareness about yourself and your situation may help you to identify and strengthen your own resources to handle what is going on, both now and in the future.

My counselling approach is humanistic and integrative. Being trained in Gestalt, Existential and Person-Centred counselling means that I adapt my approach to suit your specific needs. I offer both short-term and longer-term counselling.

I welcome people for whoever they are, respecting them as individuals irrespective of background, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

I work within easy reach of Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton, Slough, Farnham Common, Cookham Langley and Ascot.

Please visit my website www.elizabethbutlercounselling.com for further information about how counselling can help you, what to expect in the first session, and other questions you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) with over 2,000 clinical hours of counselling experience. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

In addition to my private practice I have worked as a counsellor for the Student Counselling Service at Royal Holloway, University of London since Jan 2015, and also for 6 years at the Windsor and Maidenhead Youth and Community Counselling Service.

Additionally, with over fourteen years of professional practice teaching yoga and relaxation, I have substantial experience in offering mindfulness and breathing practices which can help alleviate anxiety and stress.


BACP Accreditation

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Humanistic Counselling, Level 5, BACP Accredited course.

Certificate in Counselling Skills.

BA (Hons) English Literature

International Diploma in Teaching Yoga (FRYOG)                                                       

A selection of additional training includes:

Trauma and the body                                                                                                        Co-dependency                                                                                                          Working with young people                                                                                             Eating disorders                                                                                                             Sexual Abuse                                                                                                       Neuroscience, emotions and the body
Working with clients with a mental health diagnosis
Domestic Abuse                                                                                                            Shame
Loss and bereavement

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £50 or £55.

Further information

I work from quiet and comfortable counselling rooms in Windsor and in Maidenhead.

Maps & Directions

Windsor, SL4
Maidenhead, SL6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

The Maidenhead therapy room is accessible for a standard wheelchair, I'm afraid the Windsor location is not.


With the exception of continuing counselling support for frontline NHS staff I will be on annual leave from 4 April - 19 April 2020.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults