Kathy Ross UKCP, EMDR
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, as a client, bring a willingness to use the arts to explore yourself and your concerns.
I also provide EMDR which is an effective, short term therapy, often offered in longer 1.5 hour sessions. This is a recognised and effective treatment for PTSD and trauma.
I that these to modalities integrate well or can be used independently.
Iam a member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland. Having completed my EMDR training I am working towards my Practitioner Status.
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 & Ireland.
I have 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.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
50 minute session is £55-65 depending on location.
EMDR is often a longer session of 90mins at £95-£115, depending on location.
I have my practice, at The Art Shed, off the A33 near Reading and Basingstoke. This is my art practise base and is stocked with varied materials.
I also work in Thatcham from a dedicated psychotherapy room.
I have availability weekdays during the day till 5pm.
Please do contact me if you would like to book an initial appointment.