Catherine (Kate) Rich MNCS (Acc). MHS.

Catherine (Kate) Rich MNCS (Acc). MHS.

36 Markby Way
Lower Earley

07539 242147

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36 Markby Way
Lower Earley

07539 242147

About me

I have experience in working with people who suffer a wide range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I have special interest in Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Traumatic loss.

Finding the right counsellor can seem daunting but having made that first step of seeing your problem and seeking help, I will be able to assist you in identifying where the issue lies and finding ways to help you cope.

I am professional, approachable and down to earth. I will help you find the solutions you need by helping you find the cause of your problems and if these are beyond your control we will work together on changing your behaviours and mind set, so that you can accept what is.

I offer an initial consultation because we need to be able to work together. We will take a detailed history in order to asses your current situation. This is an important starting point so we can plan your therapy to assist you on your journey in reaching your goals. As your qualified counsellor I will enable to feel safe and secure enough to dig deep, be honest and be ready to deal with what you might unearth, and I will be with you every step of the way.

Subsequent sessions are totally in your control, I will continue to see you, usually weekly, until you feel that you have achieved what you set out to accomplish.

I offer daytime, evening and Saturday sessions. I will consider out of hours morning sessions to enable you to go to work after.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC) and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp PC) I am a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MCS Acc.)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer Counselling for the Traumatically bereaved such as after murder or manslaughter. I have received additional training from a national charity specialising in this and I can also draw from my own personal experience.
Loss is a speciality, this can range from loss of a job, loss of identity and loss of a pet. All of these are serious personal losses and need work on coming to terms with if you feel stuck in the feelings of these losses.


Initial Consultation will cost £20.  Hourly fee £45.

Cash, Cheques and BACS transfers accepted. Payment required at the end of each session.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG6 3BG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Telephone between 9am and 9pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme