Kathy Ross

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Reading, Berkshire, RG7
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About me

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. I work from a therapy room in my garden in Mortimer (off A33, nr junctions 11 & 12, near Reading and Basingstoke). 
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, as a client, bring a willingness to use the arts to explore yourself and your concerns.

I also provide EMDR which is an effective therapy, often offered in longer 1.5 hour sessions.  This is a recognised and effective treatment for PTSD and trauma and can be integrated with the use of art materials.

These two modalities integrate well or can be used independently.

I am a member of EMDR Association UK. 

I am also a registered member of the UKCP.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (MA)

I have completed my EMDR training and am a member of EMDR UK.

I have experience working with impact of early traumas and relational 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have an interest in working with trauma, whether from a single traumatic event (like a car accident, assault or rape) or from childhood experiences that are still triggered and influence behaviour and relationships today. I am also interested in integrating the use of arts with EMDR in supporting healing and processing of traumatic experiences.

I have experiences of working with: Living with a medical condition or rare disorder; appearance concerns and body difference; mental health concerns; trauma and relational trauma

Therapies offered

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£85.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

50 minute session is £85

EMDR sessions are sometimes longer, at 90mins and charged accordingly.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available weekdays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, till 5pm.

Further information

I have my practice in a dedicated therapy cabin off the A33 near Reading and Basingstoke. 

I have availability weekdays during the day till 5pm.

Please do contact me if you would like to book an initial appointment.

Mortimer, Reading, Berkshire, RG7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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My Mortimer practise has a step up to the room. It is not ideal for a wheelchair but there are no flights of stairs and parking is available next to the building.

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