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Carolina Benitez-Certified Relate Relationship & Young Persons Counselling

Turnpike Road, Thatcham RG18 & Reading RG1
07391316886 07391316886
Turnpike Road, Thatcham RG18 & Reading RG1

About me

Hello and welcome!

As a qualified Relate, relationship and integrative counsellor, I offer individuals, couples and young persons counselling.  My specialised area is working with couples, with relationship challenges, stresses and issues.

When working with young people, I help support them with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and for problems arising from school, friends and family life.

I help people clarify their issues and focus on how they can develop strengths and skills to overcome internal and external obstacles in the way of reaching happiness and fulfilment.

Work is carried out by applying different modalities such as humanistic, systemic, psychodynamic and transactional analysis.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Integrative and Humanistic Counselling Degree

Post Graduate Certificate in Young Persons Counselling (ongoing development)
Relate CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
Relate CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Relationship Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Relate
CPCAB Levels 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills

101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Cruse - Bereavement and support Course

Couple Counselling at Relate-Present Date

Previously volunteering for Time 2 Talk Newbury - Agency for 11 - 25 Year Olds,
Volunteering for Time 2 Talk Reading - Agency for 11 - 25 Year Olds Including Working for Reading Secondary Schools
Previously volunteering for Launchpad Reading - Agency for Homeless

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Individual & Couples

£60 in Thatcham location - 50 Minutes

£70 in Reading location - 50 Minutes

Trainee Counsellors​

50 Minutes - Please enquire.

Young Persons

£40 in Thatcham location - 50 Minutes

£50 in Reading location - 50 Minutes

Further information

Thatcham therapy centre location has free parking outside, and disabled access.

Reading Mind Garden Therapy centre is a short walk from Reading train station and central shopping area. Immediately in front of the location, there is pay and display on both sides of London street.

Mind Garden Therapy
56 London Street

Total Health West Berkshire
Lower Barn
Lower Henwick Farm
Turnpike Road, Thatcham
RG18 3AP

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


Weekdays midday - latest offered appointment at 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Carolina Benitez-Certified Relate Relationship & Young Persons Counselling

Carolina Benitez-Certified Relate Relationship & Young Persons Counselling

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