Kathy Ross UKCP MBACP
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. I have an interest in working with trauma and find that they do integrate well with the use of creativity in therapy.
I am 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 and the BACP.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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, and on a Wednesday in the evening.
Please do contact me if you would like to book an initial appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My Mortimer practise has a step up to the room. it is not ideal for a wheelchair but no flights of stairs and parking is available next to the building.
Available weekdays till 5pm, except Wednesday when available till 8pm.
Types of client