Counselling in Reading

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Thomas Shutte
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling right now and in need of support? Perhaps you are caught in a pattern of unhelpful behavior, feel lost and confused or are looking to make changes in your life but are unsure of what steps to take. If this is the case I can help. I understand what it is like to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by life’s challenges. Sometimes we all need a private space where we can share what is causing us difficulty, gain insight and understanding into our behaviour and feelings and get the support we need to create change in our lives.
01491 526779
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Reading RG4
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Emma Hush
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Counselling sessions provide you with the time to share whatever is troubling you, and space to explore your emotions. The process can lead to a better understanding of your life experiences and their impact on your emotional and mental well-being.
0118 230 9372
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Reading RG1
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Paul Hughes
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I see clients from across all ages, ethnicities and with an extremely wide range of issues. I help clients to come to grips with substance abuse, depression, all forms of anxiety and much more besides. I help my clients to summon the strength to put their issues behind them. I help them to find new ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Whatever their goals might be, I help them to realise that they're strong enough, good enough and able to achieve them. I particularly specialise in working with clients on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum.
0118 207 2581
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Reading RG1
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Jana Sheena
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
My typical client seeks to learn how to understand and manage his/her anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, trauma or psychosexual issues. NHS referrals usually seek help for health anxiety, depression, anger and chronic pain management. My goal as a therapist is to firstly understand specific beliefs and attitudes the client struggles with, secondly to provide guidance with a clear formulation of their issues and realistic goals and thirdly to teach them how they can employ simple, but effective therapeutic tools to challenge and eventually renovate their unhealthy beliefs into more flexible and healthy ones.
0118 230 8494
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Reading RG1
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Photo of Gail Collins-Webb, Psychotherapist in Reading, England
Gail Collins-Webb
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
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I offer short or long term therapy for a range of issues from providing support for everyday life problems to specific targeted trauma treatment. I work with memories and dreams in an analytical way to facilitate psychological growth and health.
0118 214 8616
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Reading RG6
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Paolo Imbalzano
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P) and supplementary full training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner (prior to become a psychotherapist I practiced as a Coach since 2007). I have treated clients with a large variety of conditions - see https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/overview-five.
01344 595575
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Reading RG2
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Cathryn Roberta Bullimore
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in all types of anxiety, especially Health Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I also have a lot of experience with phobias, social anxiety and low self esteem. I use innovative ways to reduce all forms of anxiety. I understand completely how these disorders can ruin lives and my aim with all clients is to find solutions that allow them to live well again.
0118 230 8214
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Reading RG4
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Sonia Diane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
0118 338 5048
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Reading RG1
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Suzanne Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Choosing a therapist can be confusing and probably a little overwhelming but it is important to choose the right therapist to help you to open up about your thoughts and feelings so you can see your problems in a new way. I work collaboratively with my clients by providing a safe and confidential space for you to explore. I see you as an individual and acknowledge each one of us has had unique life experiences that will affect us in different ways.
0118 230 0378
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Reading RG31
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Now take a breath - Dr Abigail Goss
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. - Walt Disney Quote. Life is not only complex but can be filled with difficulties and challenges that can mean we struggle and suffer. Things can overwhelm us and it can be difficult to see anything other than our current situation. You don't have to suffer alone and there is likely change that can happen and ways to move forward. Sometimes you just need somebody to sit and listen to your story, truly hear you, help you understand what is happening and then walk alongside you on your journey to find your way.
0118 230 8597
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Reading RG31
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Christine Boyd
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
My name is Christine Boyd and I have been a practising counsellor and psychotherapist in the Thames Valley, (Sonning Common) near Reading, RG4 and in Paddington, London W2 for the past twenty years. I am fully committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
0118 207 2461
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Reading RG4
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Taf Kunorubwe - Mindfulness & CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced and accredited CBT Therapist and approved Mindfulness Teacher. I have full accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and am a Mindfulness Association (MA) Approved Teacher. I have worked in a range of Mental Health Care and Addiction Services throughout my career, both as a clinician and in leadership/supervision roles. Offering evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals who are experiencing mental health conditions, in particular depression and anxiety disorders. If you want fast effective treatment outside of the NHS call now.
0118 338 3912
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Reading RG1
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Laura Bertha
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I work together with my clients on their unique issues and goals. Singles, couples, families and groups. My specialties are in counseling, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, business and leadership coaching, along with occupational psychology for companies and their managers. My practice is based in Reading and London, onsite or via Skype. The sessions range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, depending on your needs. I have over 30 years of experience and would love to help you grow, find balance and achieve success.
0118 230 0604
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Reading RG2
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David Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We might all experience times in our life when we're struggling to cope, and when we do, talking our problems through with someone who understands us can be just the thing that lifts the weight from our shoulders and allows us to find a new path forward. Although I try to shy away from labels and diagnosis, I've helped people suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and anger management issues, and more. It's vital that you feel comfortable talking to your counsellor, and so I offer a half price first session to help you decide if I'm the right person for you.
0118 338 3934
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Reading RG5
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Jane Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We can all experience difficult and challenging feelings at any time in our life. While the people around us can be a great source of support, it is not always easy to talk to those closest to us and this can leave us feeling isolated and alone. I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, providing a safe and secure space where you explore and make sense of your concerns. I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to best fit your needs and tailor the sessions to work for you.
0118 402 0620
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Reading RG4
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Not accepting new clients
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Clarice Affiong Odebode
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I'm a Relate certified relationship counsellor and an ardent believer in the positive impact of stable, wholesome relationships on the human psyche and society at large. Specifically qualified in relationship counselling, I offer empathic, non-judgmental relationship counselling to couples and adult individuals. Working collaboratively with clients, I provide a safe and confidential space within which couples (or individuals) can explore their relationships, discuss difficulties, recognise triggers/patterns, identify desired changes and forge a way forward by making informed decisions about the relationship's future.
0118 207 2577
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Reading RG1
Not accepting new clients
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Michelle King Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hi. My name is Michelle and I am a registered counsellor specialising in working with children and young people. I also work with many adults. I have a practice in central Reading and work online where appropriate. I am passionate about building resilience and self-esteem, promoting confidence and emotional wellbeing. I recognise that for young people, adolescence can be a scary time with many changes both emotionally and physically. The opportunity to talk to someone outside of the family unit where they can be heard and valued can be invaluable.
01256 678597
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Reading RG8
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Waitlist for new clients
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Toni Doyle
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
My name is Toni and I am an HPCP Registered and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in Reading, Berkshire and online. In addition to my private practice, I worked in the NHS for over fifteen years where I gained experience working with adults and elders who struggled with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and panic, depression, stress, trauma, psychosis, substance misuse, bereavement, domestic violence, rape, personality issues, self-harm and suicidality. The knowledge and the experience I gained throughout the years enables me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of each individual that I meet.
020 3870 3920
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Reading RG1
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Photo of Michele Anne Burden, Psychotherapist in Reading, England
Michele Anne Burden
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I don't have an ideal client as I see each person as unqiue with their own set of issues and needs. I aim to explore with the client the issues they are currently experiencing and then would aim to facilitate the client to identify their needs and then explore how to establish realistic expectations of themselves and others. When we have done this I would help the client to establish their own goals and identify ways to achieve this. I would employ a variety of methods to do this based on the individual's needs so we may focus on understanding the past and its impact on the present or we may focus on the here and now issues.
0118 338 3389
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Reading RG10
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Photo of Charlie Wheeler, Counsellor in Reading, England
Charlie Wheeler
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Charlie. I know that trying to find a therapist can be pretty daunting so let's see if we can work this out. I'm an open minded and empathetic counsellor who wants to hear your story. A lot of clients I've worked with in the past have brought concerns around anxiety, self esteem and stress especially through big life changes such as going to university, moving house, getting married or divorced, considering open relationships, transition or broadening their curiosity around sexuality and gender. If you feel like this might be you, or even if you're not sure and would like to know more, do drop me an email.
0118 230 0296
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Reading RG30
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Reading are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Reading then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Reading, or Child Psychologists in Reading.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Reading psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Reading specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.