Anthony Roots

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Basingstoke RG26 & Reading RG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling is a personal journey, one which takes strength and will to start and continue through to the end. No two journeys are the same as no two people are the same. Working with a wide variety of people over the years reinforces the core belief we are all individuals and we all benefit when this is respected, enabling us all to bring our problems, worries, and truths. 

Working with you to understand what matters to you and what your aims or goals are and working together to help you achieve them. A feeling of uncertainty or confusion is a starting place as knowing something isn't right and working with this in a safe and non-judgemental space can enable you to better understand what this is and what you want to do about it. You may know what you want to achieve and have your goal set, a great start for many, and on this journey you can discover and understand potential other interests and curiosities that can be explored, if you choose.

My approach is about respecting you and anyone I am working with and that our relationship is one which you can rely on to achieve your goals.

I have special interests in a variety of areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Autism/ADHD/Neurodivergence
  • Men's mental health
  • Minority communities
  • Societal messages
  • Abuse
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Pain management
  • Disability
  • Somatics

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications cover both the academic and experiential/vocational routes to give a comprehensive approach to working with people.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

10+ years experience working within a variety of NHS settings.

10+ years volunteer and employee of Citizens advice

Variety of community charities and programmes designed to improve the happiness, health, and wellbeing of our community.

Some specific focusses:

  • Ecotherapy
  • Mindfullness
  • Autism
  • Behavioural change
  • Prevent
  • Domestic abuse
  • Victim support

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

People on low income or limited means are welcome to make contact to discuss needs as I offer some sessions at a reduced rate to enable those who benefit from therapy to access it. If you feel

Further information

Whilst most counselling is done in person I do offer online and telephone counselling, as well as ecotherapy, which can be more beneficial for some people. Feel free to reach out and ask about these options to see if they meet your needs better.

If you have any barriers with travelling or leaving the home please feel free to share this to explore options to adapt to them.

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG26

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Anthony Roots
Anthony Roots