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Butterfly Counselling

Ely, Cambridgeshire - CBT Therapy
Updated October 14th 2017 by Dawn McGregor
6 Sharmans Road
Cambridgeshire, CB7 5LF
United Kingdom

    About Butterfly Counselling

    As a therapist I provide a caring, accepting and safe place to help you explore your life difficulty. Confidential, professional support in a space where you will be respected, listened to and importantly heard. A time for you to be able to re-evaluate and share with me what maybe causing you distress. I believe that healing is a process that we can all access and aim to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing you emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. My integrative approach to therapy recognises that people present with many different issues and need different things from therapy. We are unique and have different psychological, social and biological make-ups. I will honour and work with your specific needs and will faithfully support you to heal and develop as an individual.

    Life difficulties can be isolating and unhappy experiences. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, lack of meaning, struggle to say 'no' to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness.  Maybe you have difficulties with relating to others, either personally or in your working life. You may not 'feel' or be living your entitlement to a better life. Perhaps you have been told that you are 'too sensitive' or maybe you feel deeply misunderstood, feel shame and or strongly criticise yourself. Perhaps you have unpredictable mood swings, are sensitive to criticism and feel rejected by others or perhaps emotionally over-react to situations. Maybe you are repeatedly drawn to the same type of partner/ relationship over and over whilst not having your own needs attended to. Do you experience Self sabotaging behaviours?  have suicidal thoughts, self harm? Feel isolated and alienated by others? Perhaps you are finding it hard to come to terms with a life changing experience, for example bereavement, divorce, separation or occupation loss. You may have concerns about your emotional life or feel frustrated and unfulfilled. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to cope with other losses and suffer from deprivations from your past; or with difficult, perhaps abusive, relationships.

    I understand that taking the first steps in looking after yourself is not easy.  I will discuss your concerns with you and help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes. I will focus on you and listen without judging or criticising you and help guide you to find out about how you can deal with your problems. I will help you to find out about and get to know who you are and why you feel as you do.  My analysis is based on the understanding that we have a deep urge to be true to ourselves and give expression to our individuality. I will assist change or  help find suitable coping methods to strengthen a person's ability to work through life difficulties and make choices; freeing up repetitive and stuck ways of coping with life, to bring about more fulfilment, joy, success, meaning and open engagement with ourselves, life and interpersonal relationships.

    Whatever your reason for considering you counselling and psychotherapy, it can be an amazing experience that helps you move forward to where you would like to be in life. Finding the right therapist for ‘you’ is so important. The therapeutic relationship is of the uppermost importance to me.  Feeling a sense of trust, rapport and being able to communicate with me is crucial for healing to occur.  I therefore offer a free 30 minute consultation (either face to face or over the telephone) to help you find out if you feel comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions and explore how therapy can work for you.  Creating an atmosphere where my clients can feel safe, cared for, respected and valued is my priority. 

    I provide integrative psychotherapy and counselling for adults, couples and young people. I have experience across a range of issues (listed below) and also specialise in working with the disruption and pain of relationship failure.  Often emotional pain has roots in developmental and attachment injuries. I have my own private practice but have previously worked for the National Health Service and for two different counselling charity organisations.

    My private practice is located in easy reach of Fordham, Ely, Soham, Isleham, Burwell, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and surrounding villages.

    My integrative approach to psychotherapy allows me to draw from a range of theoretical models.  The newest research has found that therapies with various integrative modalities can have more success and positive outcomes. If you have ever felt ‘stuck’ in a talking therapy it may be worth exploring the alternatives that an integrative way of working can offer.  My sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the client which means I can offer a variety of ways we can work together, to get the most out of therapy for you. My influences are Psychodynamic, Jungian, Attachment theory, Object Relations, Gestalt, Body Psychotherapy, Existentialism, Transactional Analysis and C.B.T.

    I hold a diploma in Physiology and Anatomy. My education in this field compliments integrative psychotherapy.  The heart of this being that that ALL levels of a person’s being, their physical, psychological, spiritual aspects, their relationships and their environment are important and should not be overlooked.  Suppression and repression of our natural way of being (not living in a balanced way or having unfulfilled needs) can lead to many wellbeing issues.  I will work with you to create deep and lasting change by addressing your core 'internal' emotional roots that cause the surface 'external' problems. Integrated healing leads to a person discovering new creative energy and meaning in their life which deepens self awareness, self-confidence, aliveness and capacity for pleasure.

    My Continued Professional and Personal Development has included work with Mindfulness, Sand tray therapy, Spirituality, Nutrition and Art therapy.

    I look forward to being with you.


    Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Integrative Counselling FdA Degree (Psychodynamic, Jungian, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Existential, CBT)

    BA (hons) Integrative Psychotherapy/Counselling

    Certificate in Couple Counselling

    Certificate in 'working with trauma'

    Certificate in 'body memory' the language of the body
    Member Organisations
    Professional registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
    Addiction, Anxiety disorders, Confidence, Dealing With Fears, Depression, Mental Health, OCD, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship, Stress, Trauma
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