About movement psychotherapy & counselling sessions in Queens Park & High Barnet with Jacqueline Butler
“Central to my way of working is empathic listening, a non-judgemental attitude, compassion, belief in paying attention to the embodied experience and that opening to creativity helps us to access that which has been lost in our personalities and lives. I see myself as walking with you as you in this process.”
My name is Jacqueline Butler, I have been practising as a dance/ movement/ psychotherapist since 1998 and work with clients who are struggling with all kinds of personal, emotional and psychological difficulties and life issues. I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP), which issues my License to Practice in the UK.
I have been working as a freelance practitioner in both the private and social care sector and have maintained a varied practice. Currently I have a private practice for individual, 1:1 sessions and supervision work, I also work in a mental health setting and in learning disabilities settings plus I teach on Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA trainings. I co-edited the book: ‘Dance Movement Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities, Out of the shadows, into the light’ (Routledge 2017 eds G Unkovich, C Butté, J Butler).
The reasons for seeking psychotherapy are very varied. My approach is to bring in the wisdom of the body to help with thinking, understanding and moving through and on from whatever brings you to psychotherapy. How much talking and / or awareness of the whole body and / movement is led by how much you feel comfortable with. I believe that connection with ourselves in our bodies gives us a different experience of ourselves and from here, we can change.
What areas do I work with?
I have worked with a very wide range of mental health, psychiatric, learning disabilities issues over the years. Much of the individual work has been in the following areas:
Mental Health issues
This is not a finite list, as people come to therapy with many problems and struggle with different issues at various times of their life.
To book an initial appointment Call: 07960 793 670 or Email: [email protected]
I am an AXA PPP, Aviva UK, BUPA, Vitality Health & Simply Health registered therapist, so if you have insurance cover with any of these companies, you can contact your GP or psychiatrist to get a referral from them to see me.
About movement therapy with Jacqueline Butler
For the official definition of Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP), see www.admp.org.uk. The aspects of DMP which are particularly important in my work are that DMP recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression and that we communicate with each other, using our bodies in movement. Non-verbal communication is acknowledged to be as revealing (if not more) as verbal expression. Paying attention to the body and movement in a therapy session with a trained professional, allows for emotional, cognitive & physical insights; acknowledging movement patterns which often reflect patterns of thinking, allows for the development of new ways of moving and thinking; awareness of how the body is storing emotions allows for change and release.