About me

Is something preventing you from getting the most out of your life? Are you experiencing feelings of confusion, anxiety, unhappiness, loneliness? Feeling misunderstood or unfulfilled? As a qualified Counsellor I can help.

Based in the Woodley area of Reading, I am an Accredited member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework  I offer one to one sessions during the week to adults and young people.

Come to counselling and you will experience a confidential space in which you can share and explore any aspect of your life. There may be a particular issue that needs resolving, or there may be underlying feelings of emptiness, sadness or confusion about life. I create a trusting relationship in which you will feel the freedom to fully explore yourself and your world view. Counselling is a journey during which you may experience greater awareness of yourself, the world around you and the choices available to you. Relationships are often where we experience the most hurt, but equally they can be the vehicle for a great deal of healing leading to a more enriched way of life and a renewed sense of freedom.

I work in innovative and creative ways to suit your individual needs.

Client feedback: 'I would say it was life changing in shaping who I am today and hopefully will be for the rest of my life.'
'Deep, revealing, shockingly open, no preconceived ideas of perfection, success or sexuality. Professional.'

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in International Health Studies (BSc), Postgraduate Diploma in Person-centered and Existential Counselling and NVQ level 5 in Substance Misuse. I have experience of counselling in voluntary agencies and private practice. I have extensive experience working with both adults and young people in a range of settings including a housing charity, the Criminal Justice System, Secondary Schools, and a Youth Counselling Service.

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.

BACP

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees are agreed during the initial session which is 40 minutes and costs £40.00 . Sessions hereafter will be £50.00 for a 50 minute session.

Fees can be negotiated for those on a lower income for an agreed amount of sessions.

Availability

Monday afternoons and evenings, Friday daytime.

Reading
Berkshire
RG5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Families
Hannah Dyson

Hannah Dyson