Carolina Benitez-Certified Relate Relationship & Young Persons Counselling
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual & Couples
£60 in Thatcham location - 50 Minutes
£70 in Reading location - 50 Minutes
50 Minutes - Please enquire.
£40 in Thatcham location - 50 Minutes
£50 in Reading location - 50 Minutes
I am only available via online counselling between the hours of 9am - 4pm
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.