Catherine Winchester MBACP (Accred), Children, Young People, Adults

Catherine Winchester MBACP (Accred), Children, Young People, Adults


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About me

Life is difficult for all of us at some stage or other, sometimes it feels overwhelming and unbearable.  You may be struggling but finding it hard to identify what the trouble is.  Maybe you do know but don't see a way out.  Such feelings often start early in life, leading to confusion, anger, sadness, relationship problems and difficult or dangerous behaviour.  This is why I work with children and teenagers, as well as adults.

You may feel stuck, yet unable to talk to those close to you, for all sorts of reasons.  Exploring your feelings and their origins can really help, when it is in confidence with someone who is not only independent but also well-qualified, experienced and caring.  It is an opportunity for you to understand your inner world and the meaning behind troubling feelings, problematic behaviour patterns or depression and anxiety, to help you regain control.

I provide a calm, non-judgemental and insightful perspective.  My aim is to build a trusting relationship, within strict professional and ethical guidelines. This means working sensitively and appropriately with all my clients, whatever their age or background, towards their individual goals.

Since training in psychodynamic theory and practice to work with adults, I have had further training and experience in counselling children and adolescents.

At Henley Counselling I offer

  • one-to-one psychodynamic or integrative therapy for adults of all ages
  • one-to-one therapy for teenagers and children, tailored to their needs
  • family work
  • also
  • clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals who work in confidential settings with adults, adolescents and children

The list below covers some of the reasons people may want help but I see everyone as an individual, rather than a diagnosis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Reg MBACP (Accred) - Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Therapy.

BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews

Postgraduate certificate (Level 7) in Psychodynamic theory and counselling skills, University of Reading

Postgraduate diploma (Level 7) in Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Reading

Postgraduate diploma (Level 7) in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia (University of Middlesex)

Certificate in counselling young people, endorsed by BACP


  • Counsellor/psychotherapist for adults in private practice, Henley Counselling
  • Counsellor/psychotherapist for children and young people in private practice, Henley Counselling
  • Counsellor in a primary school, a secondary school, a further education college and a university
  • Counsellor working with adults, children and young people for charities in Reading and High Wycombe
  • Clinical Manager at No5 Young People in Reading
  • Clinical Supervisor of individuals and groups, including trainees and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists, play therapists and social workers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cutting and other forms of self-harm

Autistic spectrum condition (including Asperger syndrome)

School refusal

Child sexual exploitation and grooming

Coercive control

Cultural issues

Identity and gender issues

Bereavement by suicide

Difficulties arising from boarding school

Military personnel


£50 for the initial meeting and for each regular session. Concessions are available for student counsellors. Sessions are weekly, at the same time, for 50 minutes.

My dedicated consulting room is in a safe, peaceful and discreet location in Henley-on-Thames.  It is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible (three broad steps outside) but there is no waiting room.  There is free parking in the street.

Further information

I attend regular top-up training and seminars in topics related to my work.  Recently these have included Mindfulness, Autism, Mentalisation Based Therapy,  Transgender, Personality Disorders, Social Anxiety in Adolescents, PREVENT, Safeguarding, Working with People with Chronic Illness or Disability, Attachment in the Digital Age, among others.

For further details of how I work, please visit my website: or contact me by email to arrange an initial meeting.

Maps & Directions

Henley-on-Thames, RG9

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Counselling room and cloakroom are on the ground floor. There are two widely-spaced steps up to the front door, then another at the threshold. A ramp can be placed there on request. There is free parking in the street outside.


10 am to 8 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer clinical supervision to individuals and groups of up to four, in Henley-on-Thames or at other locations by arrangement.  My experience includes supervising trainee counsellors on diploma, masters and doctoral programmes, as well as qualified, experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

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