Irene Butt - UKCP Reg Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred), UKRCP
Kingston Upon Thames
I am a UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with twelve years of experience working in private practice, organisational settings and in the corporate sector. I work from a consulting room in the centre of Kingston upon Thames, which is a few minutes walk from Kingston train station.
I offer both short - term and also long - term psychotherapy and provide a safe and confidential area where you can explore some of the difficult feelings that may be coming up for you.
At times there may be things going on in your life that you cannot understand or have little control over, which can lead to you feeling unhappy. I will look at the situation you are currently facing and work with you to explore your issues. Through our exploration together, you can gain a deeper understanding about yourself and your life, feel less overwhelmed by problems, and become empowered to make changes, with the hope that you will be able to live creatively and with greater peace in the present.
Whatever you bring, I hope to provide an environment that can feel supportive and empowering and that your discovery and understanding of who you can be, will be affirmative and lasting.
I have many years of experience working with people presenting with a diverse range of issues. I have worked with people who have experienced difficulties with:
- post natal depression
- panic attacks
- anger management
- eating disorders
- body image
- low self-esteem
- self harm
- low self-confidence
- identity issues
- relationship issues
- suicidal ideation
Training, qualifications & experience
4 Year Postgraduate training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
BSC (Hons) in Integrative Counselling.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic and Existential therapy as part of three year BSC Integrative Counselling Training.
Attendance - Bereavement training.
Training - Addictions Counselling.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
First Call Resolution - Telephone Counselling Skill.
Attendance - Coaching.
Structured Telephone Counselling.
I am a member of the following organisations -
Professional Member of AGIP: Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy.
Registered member of the UKCP: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Registered Accredited Member of the BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered Member of the UKRCP: United Kingdom Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with couples in short-term and long-term therapy.
I work with discrimination and bullying in the workplace.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Session fees are £60 for individuals and £80 for couples and last for 50 minutes.
Certain day sessions for individuals may be available at £55.
An initial consultation can help clarify whether counselling or psychotherapy may be the way forward for you.
I have worked with clients of different ages, genders, cultures, religion and sexuality.
I work with individuals and couples in short-term and long-term therapy.
I have substantial experience of working with people who have undergone trauma and abuse, severe anxiety and depression and /or loss and emotional deprivation.
Psychotherapy with people suffering from moderate to severe mental health issues.
Counsellor at Drop - in - Centre.
Facilitator - Addictions support group.
Counsellor - Trauma work.
Structured Telephone Counsellor.
Therapy is about the spiritual growth of a person and involves trusting a professional with material that is personal and sensitive. With this in mind, I subscribe to the BACP ethical framework, that covers the areas of confidentiality, ethics and inclusion of reliable and safe boundaries and adhere to the UKCP'S mission and values covered in the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available early mornings and evenings. I also have certain day sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|