ELIZABETH ZARA BUTLER MBACP (Accred) COUNSELLING     Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

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COVID-19 UPDATE: September 2020
After researching the latest guidelines I shall continue offering counselling sessions via online video conferencing or by telephone during the autumn months. Unfortunately the requirements of social distancing and wearing face coverings could be challenging for face-to-face counselling in a small therapy room, plus there is a possible risk of disruption to continuity of sessions if either party becomes unable to attend due to regional lockdowns or self-isolating as a result of increased contact tracing.

I shall review the situation and updated guidance again by December to see whether or not it will be advisable to resume any face-to-face sessions in the new year.

Does life feel difficult at the moment?
Is it hard to talk to others about what you are experiencing?
Are you looking for help?


Hello, my name is Elizabeth Butler, welcome to this website. As a qualified and accredited counsellor and therapist, I offer a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore what is going on in your life. You can talk about anything that is troubling you, and how it might be affecting your wellbeing and your relationships with others.

Sharing what’s going on in your life in a comfortable and safe environment where your experience is heard and valued, might help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Our lives can become complicated, events may have unexpected effects on us, feelings can become overwhelming; being listened to by an impartial and professional counsellor can help to give you a fresh perspective.

If you feel tense, irritable, hopeless or upset much of the time,
are having trouble sleeping, or fear being overwhelmed by stress, depression, anger, sadness or grief, then counselling could help.

Deciding to see a counsellor could be a positive first step
towards addressing whatever is worrying or distressing you.

Perhaps you are suffering from low mood, depression or anxiety?
Or adjusting to a major change in your life, such as divorce, redundancy, illness, or the loss of a loved one?
You might be having problems in a relationship, or experiencing work-related stress.
Sometimes it's difficult to accept something that happened in the past, or we can feel trapped in a cycle of damaging behaviour.
You could be feeling isolated, or adrift, lacking self-esteem or a sense of identity.
Maybe you just feel stuck?

Understanding yourself and your situation more clearly can help you identify and strengthen your own resources to handle what is going on, both now and for the future.

I work from therapy rooms in central Windsor and also in Maidenhead, offering counselling to the WIndsor SL4, Maidenhead SL6, and Slough SL1, SL2, SL3 areas of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.

Frequently experienced difficulties I have helped people with are:
(For a more comprehensive list of issues I can help with please go to How I work.)
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Identity
  • Illness
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship and/or family difficulties
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts

There are many different reasons why people seek counselling and psychotherapy; what unites them is the desire to explore how they can live a happier and more fulfilled life.

Comments from previous clients (used anonymously and with their permission):

"My experience exceeded my expectations. I felt that the rapport that I established with Elizabeth really enabled me to make progress faster. I would absolutely recommend counselling... everyone should explore this possibility."
"I found it very easy to talk to Elizabeth, she was a great listener, kind and understanding."
"I wasn't sure what to expect with counselling to be honest, but I am really glad that I did it. I understand a lot more about how I feel ... and accept and manage things better. I feel so happy today - that shows the contrast I felt compared to when I started."
"The sessions have helped me with a particularly stressful time and allowed me to reflect on my feelings and reactions to these events."
"I gained a better understanding of how to deal with [specific] situations, which
was my aim in coming to counselling."

"I found the reflective neutral space that you offer very helpful."
"I gained a sense of trust with someone professional who was willing to listen and offer support when I needed it most... and the questions I had in my mind were able to be asked judgement-free."
"Time to think in a more organised way about what was going round in my head [and] deciding on a couple of action plans."
"I found it very easy and straightforward to arrange a suitable appointment time."
"[...talking about what was troubling me] was difficult at times because I’d never thought about or talked to anyone about a lot of those things, but always feeling better afterwards for getting it out in the open
"Counselling was very helpful, I would recommend counselling to others."

I work within easy reach of Maidenhead, Cookham, Burnham, Windsor, Eton, Slough, Farnham Common, Langley, Datchet, Colnbrook, Ascot, Wraysbury and Englefield Green, from comfortable and quiet counselling and psychotherapy rooms in Maidenhead, Berkshire and Windsor, Berkshire.

You can contact me in confidence, by phone or email, if you would like to discuss making an appointment for an initial counselling session, or if you have any questions. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within one working day.

Phone 07849 029448 or
Click Here to email me.

Counselling and psychotherapy
Buckinghamshire: Burnham, Slough, Farnham Common, Stoke Poges, Cookham, Beaconsfield
Berkshire: Maidenhead, Holyport, Windsor, Eton, Eton Wick, Datchet, Langley, Ascot, Wraysbury
Surrey: Egham, Englefield Green,
Elizabeth Zara Butler is an Accredited Member of BACP