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Find out more about how counselling can help you. To book a session with me for counselling in Reading you can call, text or email me directly using the information below.

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I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help, please take a look at the information on my urgent help page.

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I deliver counselling in Reading from my therapy room at:

Mind Garden Therapy Ltd.

56 London Street

Reading

RG1 4SQ

OR appointments occasionally available in Woodcote, South Oxfordshire. Please contact for more information.

Hours

Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm

My approach

Therapy with me is an opportunity to explore and better understand yourself, grow in confidence and tap into inner resources. I believe we are all our own experts, and by placing you – the client – at the centre of our work together, I hope to empower you with a deeper awareness of your unique potential and open up the possibility for positive change.

When working with children and young people, I often bring more creative methods into the therapy room. Children relate to the world in very different ways; through play, art and creativity, I help them explore their feelings and tell their unique stories.

If you’re an adult who loves to be creative, we can work with that too!

My work is primarily rooted in the person-centred approach: a talking therapy that puts you – the client – at the centre of the counselling relationship. I also integrate aspects of psychodynamic and CBT therapies into my work; in this way my counselling is tailored to each individual client; it’s as unique as you are.

If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help, please take a look at the information on my urgent help page.

Fees

£60 per 50 minute counselling session either face to face or over Zoom.

I offer concessions for Counselling Students and sometimes have a means tested appointment slot available.

Qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) from the CPCAB, and am an affiliated member of the BACP.

Alongside my private practice; I currently work in two West Berkshire secondary schools counselling young people aged 11-18, for Time To Talk Newbury counselling adults and young people, and for Home Start West Berkshire working with women affected by post natal depression. I have also worked with young adults at a further education college in Oxford.

Therapies offered

I work in an integrative manner, meaning I combine elements of several leading therapies to provide a tailor-made approach for each client. My approach is rooted in Person-Centred Therapy and brings in elements of Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies as appropriate to the presenting issues.

Areas I deal with

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Family conflict/issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Low self-esteem
  • Parenting
  • Postnatal depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
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