Michelle Butler, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Michelle Butler

Hove BN3
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Michelle Butler, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Michelle Butler

Hove BN3
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My Approach

I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma or distress stemming from challenging early relationships, especially those involving childhood physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect.

I have an interest in working with dissociation and in particular OSDD (Other specified dissociative disorder) or partial DID which is like dissociative identity disorder, but with less distinct parts or where is no amnesia. These are the lesser known but much more common forms of complex dissociative disorder.

I have worked extensively with disabled people, including those facing mobility, physical, and sensory challenges, chronic health conditions, mental health issues like psychosis, complex trauma as well as neurodivergent individuals (Autism, ADHD, developmental coordination disorder (Dyspraxia), and Dyslexia).

I also have experience supporting people to come to terms with family estrangement or for those who are thinking of ending abusive or untenable relationships with family members.

I warmly welcome therapists, both experienced and in training, as well as professionals working in the health and social care sectors.

About Me

I am a psychotherapist working in Brighton, Hove and online. I've been working in the health and social care field since 1984, and I've specialized in mental health since 1996. Over the years, I've gained extensive experience working with a diverse range of individuals, including those with disabilities, older adults, children, young people, and people with physical and learning challenges.

For a significant portion of my career, I supported students’ mental health at a university, which allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the broad range of difficulties faced by people dealing with emotional and mental health issues. This included working with individuals living with complex and persistent mental health issues, including those who have used psychiatric services.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have many years of experience working with people who are living with complex health conditions; mobility and sensory impairments. I have also worked with hundreds of Autistic adults; people with ADHD and other neurodivergences since 2007 and have a breadth of experience
I have a special interest in working with the impact of family estrangement I welcome parents and step-parents
I have worked with many people with severe and complex mental health issues including people using inpatient psychiatric services.
I understand the complex consequences of childhood sexual abuse and rape and sexual abuse in adulthood. I have experience of working with women and men.
I have extensive additional training and experience supporting people who struggle to self-regulate due to childhood trauma and neglect.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Hove Office

198 Church Road
Hove BN3 2DJ

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Michelle Butler

Michelle Butler

Hove BN3

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