Priya Burton MBACP
I started my own journey in 2012. I didn’t know then that my life would completely change. My own self-work has had such an immense impact on me that I have re-trained to now help others. I believe in long term therapy for lifelong results and that’s what I benefitted from.
I remember when I started seeing a counsellor. I said that I would be returning to work in 5-6 weeks and therefore had an expectation of a timescale. I laugh at that now! I didn’t realise how much I had to uncover, explore, understand and heal. Plus the life events, day-to-day struggles that occurred whilst in therapy and which I benefited from being able to explore at the time they were happening. This deep dive of the past as well as a safe space to explore the present has ended up being the hardest but very best journey. I was with my counsellor for 4 years and I look back on that time as incredibly precious.
During this time, I had some major changes in circumstances occur and as a result, I didn’t have my old life open to me anymore. For the first time, I began listening to my instincts. I joined a course to explore counselling skills for myself, thinking after 4 years of being a client, I had a pretty good idea of what a therapist should be like. Three years later and I am now a qualified psychotherapist. A career I never would have predicted 7 years ago.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist which means I've taken all of the necessary training in order to work using a mixture of approaches. I can select from a range of theory to best suit your needs.
As part of my training I have worked with severe trauma, a range of mental health issues and have tremendous respect for all who want to recover from suffering. The pace, agenda and direction are set by you. This is how I healed from things I didn’t even know were holding me back and the unconditional holding (being heard without judgement or restriction) was the basis for that change.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory offer: Book 10 sessions and get the 11th free. Currently at a special rate of £400 (usual price £495).
Imagine releasing childhood trauma. It is possible. I've worked with survivors of childhood sexual abuse to help them put down the rucksack of trauma and let go of the unjust shame. Healing takes time, recovery is possible and deserved. I work at a pace that suits you. You will feel safe and heard. Counselling can be painful but if you survived abuse, you can survive healing from it. I'm here to help. I have experience in working with anxiety and depression, both of which can be stand-alone illnesses or symptoms of unresolved trauma. Understanding the impact on your mental and physical health can unlock pathways to healing.