Irene Butt

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UKCP Reg Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred, UKRCP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with nineteen years of experience working in private practice, organisational settings and in the corporate sector. I have worked from a consulting room in the centre of Kingston upon Thames, which is a few minutes walk from Kingston train station.  I offer Remote sessions, as face to face sessions are currently suspended. 

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:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • panic attacks
  • abuse
  • addiction
  • anger management
  • bereavement
  • eating disorders
  • body image
  • low self-esteem
  • self harm
  • low self-confidence
  • phobias
  • identity issues
  • post natal depression
  • trauma
  • suicidal ideation
  • stress
  • grief
  • loss

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.

Motivational Interviewing.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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.

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Session fees are £60 for individuals and £80 for couples and last for 50 minutes. Face to Face sessions are temporarily suspended.

An initial consultation can help clarify whether counselling or psychotherapy may be the way forward for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available early mornings and evenings. I also have certain day sessions available.

Further information

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 with moderate to severe mental health issues.

Psychotherapist in private practice.

Youth Counsellor.
Counsellor at Drop - in - Centre.
Addictions counselling.
Facilitator - Addictions support group.
Counsellor - Trauma work.
Case Manager/Counsellor.
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.

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme