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

Reading, Berkshire, RG6 3BG
0118 9664871 0118 9664871 07539 242147 07539 242147 Registered / Accredited

About me

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 the situation as it is.

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 offer a discounted initial consultation at the price of £20 because we need to ensure we can 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 in your journey in reaching your goals. As your qualified counsellor I will enable you to feel safe and secure enough to dig deep, be honest with yourself and be ready to deal with what you might unearth. 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.

Usually I see my clients for six to eight sessions, however this is totally up to you.

I offer day time, evening and Saturday sessions, 8am to 9pm. I will also consider out of hours morning sessions to enable you to go to work after.

I also offer home visits if you have difficulty with mobility, transport or coming to somewhere new.

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.)

I also have completed training and practice the Rewind Technique for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I have completed training in counselling the traumatically bereaved after murder and manslaughter.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer counselling for the traumatically bereaved 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 dignity, 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.

I practice the Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Initial Consultation takes an hour and costs only £20.

Session fees £45 for a full hour. Home visits £50.

Couple and Family Counselling £60 per hour.

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

36 Markby Way
Lower Earley

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


Telephone 7am to 10pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Catherine (Kate) Rich MNCS (Acc). MHS.

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