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Kathy Ross UKCP, EMDR

Reading RG7 & Thatcham RG19
0118 3282713 0118 3282713 07887 535110 07887 535110 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

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.

UKCP

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

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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative

Fees

50 minute session is £55-65 depending on location.

EMDR is often a longer session of 90mins at £95-£115, depending on location.

Further information

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.

Mortimer
Reading
Berkshire
RG7

16a High Street
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 3JD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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.

Availability

Available weekdays till 5pm.

Types of client

Adults

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0118 3282713 0118 3282713

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