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Berkshire Counselling Agency - BCA

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1UE

About us

Berkshire Counselling Agency is a NEW Agency which will be open to receive clients onto a waiting list from - September 2021

Prospective Clients:

Clients are asked to register their interest via email and an Initial Assessment will be conducted by the Clinical Lead at a mutual time. A waiting list will be created to accommodate this.

Prospective Individual clients will be seen by a Volunteer Placement Counsellor (VPC) for a minimum of 6 sessions and a maximum of 16 sessions with reviews at weeks four, eight and twelve with an evaluation at week 16. Although counsellors are permitted to issue an additional 4 sessions (up to 20) this must be approved by either a Supervisor or the Clinical Manager. Duration of each counselling session is 50 minutes.

BCA counsels clients with common mental health problems, relationship and family issues as well as, stage of life issues. Clients are assessed by the Clinical Manager and will be matched with an appropriate trainee counsellor.

BCA is an integrative therapeutic counselling service which offers counselling at a reduced fee to:

  • Adolescents (ages 16-17 years) with parental consent
  • Adult clients (18 years and over)

Prospective Volunteer Placement Counsellors (VPC):

A prospective VPC must be a 2nd Year Student, attending a two-year Diploma Training Programme which will qualify them for Practitioner Status. All prospective candidates will need to provide:

  • An Academic Reference
  • College and Agency Contract
  • Centre's Certificate of Competency
  • BACP Trainee Membership Certificate
  • Individual Indemnity Insurance Certificate
  • Proof of On-going Personal Therapy

What will Volunteer Placement Counsellors receive:

  • Induction Training
  • Appropriate Clients
  • Group Supervision

Candidate Interviews will be conducted in:

  • October 2021

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Manager and Coordinator both are Fully Qualified with over 25 years Counselling Experience combined

Qualified and Experienced Clinical Supervisors

Volunteer Placement Counsellors (VPC) who are participating in a two-year counselling training programme which adheres to BACP Ethical Practice or a similar Accredited Counselling Association

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Reduced fee to see Counsellors in training

Concessions offered for

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


Day and Evening Appointments:

  • Tuesdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays

The Cornerstone
Norreys Avenue
RG40 1UE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheel chair Ramp and Lift

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Berkshire Counselling Agency - BCA

Berkshire Counselling Agency - BCA