Kathy Ross UKCP MBACP
4 Lower Henwick Farm
0118 3282713 / 07887 535110
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. I currently work in Mortimer (off A33, nr junctions 11 & 12, near Reading and Basingstoke) AND Thatcham.
The use of varied art materials in psychotherapy allows for expression and exploration of feelings and issues that may be difficult to put into words. It is not necessary that a piece of art is created but only that you bring a willingness to use the arts to explore yourself and your concerns.
As a client no training in the arts is necessary.
I also provide EMDR which is an effective, short term therapy, often offered in longer 1.5 hour sessions.
This may seem like a very different approach to the using the arts but I have an interest in working with trauma and find that they do integrate well with my use of creativity for soothing and containing as well.
I currently offer EMDR specifically for single incident traumas such as a traffic accident, trumatic birth, traumatic loss of a loved one.
I am a member of the UKCP and a BACP Member
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (MA)
Experience working with impact of early life traumas; single incident traumas (like a car accident); depression; anxiety; loss of meaning in life; Mental Health Concerns; living with a medical condition or rare disorder; appearance concerns; impact of repeated medical interventions; reconnecting with creativity.
Currently training in EMDR, having completed parts I & II. Competent in use for single incident traumas, for example a road traffic accident or traumatic loss.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trauma - able to use EMDR for single incident events (like a road traffic accident) or to work creativitily with the arts or to integrate the two depending on the cirumctance
Living with a medical condition or rare disorder
Appearance concerns and body difference
Mental health concerns
Arts Psychotherapy at £55- £65 per 50 minute session dependent on location
EMDR at £95 - £110 for 90 minute session
I have my practice, off the A33 near Reading and Basingstoke, which is solely used for Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and stocked with varied materials.
Also able to work from Thatcham/Newbury from dedicated psychotherapy room close to the hospital.
I have availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please do contact me if you would like to book an initial appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekdays before 5pm.
Types of client