Dr Button is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with, and regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society). Her clinic is based in Ideford Coombe, Newton Abbot. She is an EMDR Europe Approved Consultant and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist.
Dr Button works with children and adults and specialises in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is typically used to address trauma. She offers EMDR supervision to individuals and groups across NHS and private practices online and in person.
"Alex / Dr. Button was brilliant at making him feel safe, heard and understood and also making the sessions fun as well as therapeutic and practical. Alex/ Dr. Button’s approach was always professional, but also really warm and reassuring. Our experience was that equine therapy was much less intimidating and more effective than talking therapy, it is such a brilliant and powerful resource for anyone who might find traditional therapy difficult".
"We would not hesitate to recommend Alex (Dr. Button) very highly. Our primary school aged son worked with her for several months’ of equine therapy and the positive changes for him were huge. He quickly became much less anxious and more able to talk about and manage difficult feelings and situations. He gained a huge amount of confidence from the first session onwards - and this has been lasting. "
"I really enjoyed working with Alex and the horses. Working with them helped me to feel much more calm and helped me with my worries during lockdown. Alex and the horses even got me a birthday cake!"
Alex has been nothing but entirely supportive throughout my EMDR supervision. She has made the process of accreditation as painless as possible and offered me invaluable feedback in supervision following direct observation of EMDR sessions and active client discussions along the way. I am fully appreciative of all her efforts to help me and I am now an accredited EMDR practitioner.
EMDR made sense in the book and in the classroom but it didn't fit with the complexity that I saw in clinic. I value supervision with Alex because she provides such clarity and detailed recommendations that I can actually apply. She provides lots of resources and materials, models them to me and gives me confidence to try new techniques. Aside from that, I feel I can trust her and be honest with my strengths and weaknesses to identify when something is holding me back. That's how I've experienced real growth in supervision with her.
“Words just aren’t enough to describe how much you have helped me out. When I first met you I was on my way out, and now months down the line I feel closer to a new me again. You gave me back the gift of life again.”
“The changes to my life, now and for good, has been cemented with your care, understanding, professionalism and your skills with EMDR therapy!”
"Thank you for your support over the last few months. It has been invaluable in giving me a fresh perspective and helping frame my thoughts in a much more positive way."