Counselling in Reading

Photo of Dr Ada Siu, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych., Psychologist
Dr Ada Siu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced psychologist in providing psychology therapies and behavioural change interventions to promote mental wellbeing and healthy behaviours. I worked in a wide range of psychology contexts including clinical mental health, forensics, health, communities, and universities. My work with the NHS specialises in chronic pain management and other long-term health conditions. Throughout my clinical practice, I specialise in working with people presenting difficulties in mental health and physical health, as well as in major life adjustments/transitions (e.g. bereavement, relationships, settling in a new environment).
I am an experienced psychologist in providing psychology therapies and behavioural change interventions to promote mental wellbeing and healthy behaviours. I worked in a wide range of psychology contexts including clinical mental health, forensics, health, communities, and universities. My work with the NHS specialises in chronic pain management and other long-term health conditions. Throughout my clinical practice, I specialise in working with people presenting difficulties in mental health and physical health, as well as in major life adjustments/transitions (e.g. bereavement, relationships, settling in a new environment).
020 3910 8453 View 020 3910 8453
Photo of Tobias Peyton - Way of Mind, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Way of Mind
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Toby, an integrative therapist supporting your journey. My sessions create a safe, welcoming space for you to open up at your own pace. I offer non-judgmental therapy, valuing each client as an individual. Expect gentle guidance and support as we explore past, present, or future concerns for inner clarity.
Hi, I'm Toby, an integrative therapist supporting your journey. My sessions create a safe, welcoming space for you to open up at your own pace. I offer non-judgmental therapy, valuing each client as an individual. Expect gentle guidance and support as we explore past, present, or future concerns for inner clarity.
01293 305607 View 01293 305607
Photo of Sophie Horrox, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sophie Horrox
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Finding the right therapist can feel challenging, which is why I offer a free 20 minute consultation, to give us an opportunity talk about what it is that you are looking to gain from counselling and discuss how the process works. Entering counselling can feel like a daunting process but at this very moment you are taking the first steps towards creating the changes you wish to see in your life whether you are looking for help with a specific issue, or for personal growth. Counselling offers you the opportunity to break down walls, un-bottle hidden emotions and make sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
Finding the right therapist can feel challenging, which is why I offer a free 20 minute consultation, to give us an opportunity talk about what it is that you are looking to gain from counselling and discuss how the process works. Entering counselling can feel like a daunting process but at this very moment you are taking the first steps towards creating the changes you wish to see in your life whether you are looking for help with a specific issue, or for personal growth. Counselling offers you the opportunity to break down walls, un-bottle hidden emotions and make sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
0118 230 6990 View 0118 230 6990
Photo of Ian Myers - Ian Myers Counselling, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Ian Myers Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG7
I came to counselling late in life and bring years of life experiences as a result. I believe I have a natural empathy and understanding of my clients. Nothing shocks me and I never judge. I want my clients to reach their full potential in life, so whatever it is that is holding you back, let me help you unravel the tangle, in a safe, supportive environment. I offer private counselling based from my home office near Basingstoke in North Hampshire. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy.
I came to counselling late in life and bring years of life experiences as a result. I believe I have a natural empathy and understanding of my clients. Nothing shocks me and I never judge. I want my clients to reach their full potential in life, so whatever it is that is holding you back, let me help you unravel the tangle, in a safe, supportive environment. I offer private counselling based from my home office near Basingstoke in North Hampshire. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy.
01256 236485 View 01256 236485
Photo of Stewart Malcolm Kennedy - Partner at the Professional Psychology Practice, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Partner at the Professional Psychology Practice
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
I am a highly experienced substance abuse specialist with a Master’s degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. I’m a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) with over ten years’ experience, working for the majority of drug and alcohol services across the southeast. I now seek to offer my services (either in person at our discreet practice or on Zoom) to assist individuals who may be struggling with their own levels of alcohol/drug intake and who are either wishing to cut down or stop altogether.
I am a highly experienced substance abuse specialist with a Master’s degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. I’m a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) with over ten years’ experience, working for the majority of drug and alcohol services across the southeast. I now seek to offer my services (either in person at our discreet practice or on Zoom) to assist individuals who may be struggling with their own levels of alcohol/drug intake and who are either wishing to cut down or stop altogether.
01635 959221 View 01635 959221
Photo of Pamela Lalria, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Pamela Lalria
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Hello, I'm Pam, an integrated childhood trauma specialist counsellor based in Slough & Windsor - I have extensive training and years of experience specializing in providing support to individuals who have experienced childhood trauma. Together, we can navigate the intricate journey of healing from past wounds and rediscovering your inner strength.
Hello, I'm Pam, an integrated childhood trauma specialist counsellor based in Slough & Windsor - I have extensive training and years of experience specializing in providing support to individuals who have experienced childhood trauma. Together, we can navigate the intricate journey of healing from past wounds and rediscovering your inner strength.
01753 969780 View 01753 969780
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Dr Helen Crispus Jones, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG7
My name is Helen Crispus Jones. I am a qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, having attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Oxford University. I have particular expertise in working with young people aged 12-18 and their families.
My name is Helen Crispus Jones. I am a qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, having attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Oxford University. I have particular expertise in working with young people aged 12-18 and their families.
01635 018071 View 01635 018071
Photo of Esther Ramsay-Jones, PhD, BPC, Psychotherapist
Esther Ramsay-Jones
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
With many years' experience in care and counselling settings, I have come to recognise that we can change profoundly through the therapeutic process. As I understand it, we are ever shifting throughout the lifecourse, yet are sometimes frustrated by repeating moments of stuckness. As a BPC-accredited psychotherapist, with a PhD exploring relational fields in care through a psychoanalytic lens, our work would involve developing awareness of both those internal and external obstacles to discover greater freedoms in life. My specialism is in palliative psychotherapy, supporting people with chronic illness, deep grief and loss.
With many years' experience in care and counselling settings, I have come to recognise that we can change profoundly through the therapeutic process. As I understand it, we are ever shifting throughout the lifecourse, yet are sometimes frustrated by repeating moments of stuckness. As a BPC-accredited psychotherapist, with a PhD exploring relational fields in care through a psychoanalytic lens, our work would involve developing awareness of both those internal and external obstacles to discover greater freedoms in life. My specialism is in palliative psychotherapy, supporting people with chronic illness, deep grief and loss.
01628 334457 View 01628 334457
Photo of Helen Decardi-Nelson, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Decardi-Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG4
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
Would you like support with difficult emotions, make sense of past or current experiences or understand your relationships better? I am an Integrative Counsellor with experience of individual counselling for adults, children and young people. I also offer Couples Counselling. People come to me for counselling for all kinds of reasons, including; anxiety, depression, enhancing self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, management of anger, as well as issues such as learning how to heal from traumatic and early life experiences.
07449 482127 View 07449 482127
Photo of Sue Elizabeth Ivey - Sue Ivey Counselling, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sue Ivey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change. As a BACP accredited counsellor with 23 years experience of counselling adults with various difficulties, I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason I offer a free one hour initial session.
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change. As a BACP accredited counsellor with 23 years experience of counselling adults with various difficulties, I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason I offer a free one hour initial session.
07723 458110 View 07723 458110
Photo of Deborah Thomas, UKCP Trainee, Counsellor
Deborah Thomas
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG10
You may have tried talking therapies and not noticed any change in how you feel afterwards. I am passionate about working with people who feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed and in emotional pain. Art psychotherapy offers everything that normal talking therapy offers with the added dimension of accessing the unconscious parts of you, in a safe and contained way.
You may have tried talking therapies and not noticed any change in how you feel afterwards. I am passionate about working with people who feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed and in emotional pain. Art psychotherapy offers everything that normal talking therapy offers with the added dimension of accessing the unconscious parts of you, in a safe and contained way.
0118 230 0808 View 0118 230 0808
Photo of Adriana Prado, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Adriana Prado
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG10
I'm trained and experienced in helping young people (13+) and adults who are struggling with their mental health, and in gently assisting them in their search for the roots of those feelings. I work closely with LGBTQ+ folk, and with those who are and/or love neurodivergent people (ASD, ADHD, AuDHD, etc). I'm also an experienced School Counsellor, a role I greatly enjoy. I'm trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and culturally attuned. We will use your personal values and beliefs as our reference points during therapy, so that we can safely explore what's going on for you from the only appropriate perspective: your own.
I'm trained and experienced in helping young people (13+) and adults who are struggling with their mental health, and in gently assisting them in their search for the roots of those feelings. I work closely with LGBTQ+ folk, and with those who are and/or love neurodivergent people (ASD, ADHD, AuDHD, etc). I'm also an experienced School Counsellor, a role I greatly enjoy. I'm trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and culturally attuned. We will use your personal values and beliefs as our reference points during therapy, so that we can safely explore what's going on for you from the only appropriate perspective: your own.
01344 951451 View 01344 951451
Photo of Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
01656 334536 View 01656 334536
Photo of Sara Gamba, MBACP, Counsellor
Sara Gamba
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
I work with adults, couples and young people, and with those experiencing a range of various difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, identity issues and grief. I also have experience working with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, and the distressing ongoing effects this can have on everyday life. I also work with LGBTQ+ and GSRD (gender, sexuality and relationship diverse) individual and people who are questioning their gender identity, sexual orientation or relationship styles.
I work with adults, couples and young people, and with those experiencing a range of various difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, identity issues and grief. I also have experience working with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, and the distressing ongoing effects this can have on everyday life. I also work with LGBTQ+ and GSRD (gender, sexuality and relationship diverse) individual and people who are questioning their gender identity, sexual orientation or relationship styles.
01442 971871 View 01442 971871
Photo of Camille Trueman - Alinea Therapies, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Alinea Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Camille! As a psychotherapist, my aim is simple: to walk alongside you as you navigate life's twists and turns, empowering you to chart your own course. Starting therapy can be daunting with so many different approaches and qualifications, it can feel like a maze. But together, we'll find the path that feels right for you—one step at a time. No matter where your starting point, in our sessions, you'll find a space where you can be truly yourself. No judgments, just empathy. I'm here to listen, to understand, and to help you make sense of your experiences.
Hello, I'm Camille! As a psychotherapist, my aim is simple: to walk alongside you as you navigate life's twists and turns, empowering you to chart your own course. Starting therapy can be daunting with so many different approaches and qualifications, it can feel like a maze. But together, we'll find the path that feels right for you—one step at a time. No matter where your starting point, in our sessions, you'll find a space where you can be truly yourself. No judgments, just empathy. I'm here to listen, to understand, and to help you make sense of your experiences.
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Photo of Mette Whittaker, CPsychol, Psychologist
Mette Whittaker
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG31
I am a chartered and registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in providing evidence-based therapeutic services, including CBT and EMDR, to adolescents and adults experiencing life problems and psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, sexualised and sexually harmful behaviours and other emotional and behavioural difficulties. I believe that everyone has the ability to take charge of their own recovery, and therefore I work collaboratively with each client to give them the tools needed to lead healthier and happier lives.
I am a chartered and registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in providing evidence-based therapeutic services, including CBT and EMDR, to adolescents and adults experiencing life problems and psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, sexualised and sexually harmful behaviours and other emotional and behavioural difficulties. I believe that everyone has the ability to take charge of their own recovery, and therefore I work collaboratively with each client to give them the tools needed to lead healthier and happier lives.
07736 421211 View 07736 421211
Photo of Tetiana Czaprowska, MSc, MUKCP, Counsellor
Tetiana Czaprowska
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Reading RG1
If you are stuck in some challenging situations, feeling tired, frustrated or overwhelmed, not knowing what to do, I would like to offer you the appropriate resources and support. Even people with supportive family or friends may find it difficult to discuss personal issues with those close to them. Counselling provides a setting that is impartial, safe and confidential. It can help to bring insight into your difficulties thus helping you to deal with them and move on to enjoy the life.
If you are stuck in some challenging situations, feeling tired, frustrated or overwhelmed, not knowing what to do, I would like to offer you the appropriate resources and support. Even people with supportive family or friends may find it difficult to discuss personal issues with those close to them. Counselling provides a setting that is impartial, safe and confidential. It can help to bring insight into your difficulties thus helping you to deal with them and move on to enjoy the life.
01256 648393 View 01256 648393
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Lee Martin Mbacp(Sen Accred) Emdr(Accred) Ma Ba(Hons) Pg-Dip
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Reading RG9
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
Hello and Welcome, Life has indeed become complex. Many of us are now struggling with our mental health in ways that are no longer manageable. Our past and present hurts, our unprocessed feelings have risen to the surface. We find ourselves thinking, feeling and acting in ways that do not reflect who we want to be. Some of us have Grief, Trauma or Addiction that we just can’t seem to work through. As a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with a Master Degree and EMDR Accredited, I've seen thousands come through my door, with various presenting issues and undergo genuine transformation, healing and leave with hope for the future.
020 4538 6246 View 020 4538 6246
Photo of Nicola Wildin - Cold Ash Counselling - Online therapy , MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Cold Ash Counselling - Online therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Nicola. You are here because something isn’t going well in your life & the way that makes you feel isn't something you want to continue tolerating. It takes a lot to challenge familiar patterns because even when we dislike them they can feel safer than change. But my boundaried, thoughtful counselling can support you on your journey to understand what underlies your issues & work out what to do about it.
Hi, I'm Nicola. You are here because something isn’t going well in your life & the way that makes you feel isn't something you want to continue tolerating. It takes a lot to challenge familiar patterns because even when we dislike them they can feel safer than change. But my boundaried, thoughtful counselling can support you on your journey to understand what underlies your issues & work out what to do about it.
01635 019091 View 01635 019091
Photo of Natilie Cocker, MBACP, Counsellor
Natilie Cocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reading RG4
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
My passion is to help children of all ages who may feel anxious; emotionally dysregulated; and mentally and physically exhausted feel at ease again in their bodies, their mind, their surroundings and their relationships. Alongside this, I support worried parents by empowering them to change the dynamics of their family in order to redress the balance and bring about harmony once again. It is crucial as a practitioner to view your family construct individually, to form a relationship with your family members and to create a bespoke package of treatment that you all feel comfortable with.
01865 638552 View 01865 638552
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Number of Counsellors in Reading

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Reading who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
86% Depression
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
70% AXA PPP
62% Vitality

How Counsellors in Reading see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary