Hilary Welsh PGDip (Pscych) Reg.BACP

Hilary Welsh PGDip (Pscych) Reg.BACP

4 Carling Road
Sonning Common
West Berkshire

078 4291 3891

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About me


I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have an established private practice in RG4. I work from a pleasant, purpose built counselling room that provides a beautiful environment and a safe collaborative space to explore what has brought you to counselling. It has it's own private access with parking on the drive or alternatively there is plentiful street parking.

My previous experience I have worked as a Assessing Psychotherapist and member of the Allocations Team for a charitable counselling service and volunteered some counselling sessions one evening per week.

I served as psychotherapist for a Greencare therapy group which is a therapy for people with a diagnosis of various personality disorders or complex mental health issues.
Growing Better Lives

I was a Director of Growing Better Lives (GBL), a community interest company that develops and researches innovative approaches to mental healthcare. I remain a member of this organisation.  GBL runs various projects:

Greencare makes use of the natural environment in therapeutic programmes.  Greencare leaflet

Living and learning runs training programmes for professionals.

Social futures is a research programme in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health.

Diagnosis and Beyond is a service which offers holistic psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, formulation and recommendations

I work with both adults and young people from 16 years onward, either short term work for support through a difficult period, time limited work to explore a particular issue, or longer term work to explore in more depth or historical issues.

I work with an integrative approach, meaning that I can draw on a number of modalities to find a way of working which suits you. This may be talking through what you are finding difficult at the moment, and if appropriate using sand tray, clay or other materials to facilitate exploration. Counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes at the same time on the same day each week.

I understand that it may have been difficult to take the first step toward seeking counselling, however, it will lead to a better understanding of how you find yourself where you are in your life, and how it may become more fulfilling. I see my role, as your therapist, to facilitate your journey as I believe everyone has the ability to find the answers they seek and what they need inside themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Bridge Pastoral Foundation)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room


The fee for an initial consultation is £50. This is the initial session in which we explore what brings you to counselling and if we would like to work together. We will also discuss therapy fees. I offer concession rates when available.

Maps & Directions


Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

My room can accommodate a wheel chair, however, I don't have a ramp, nor disabled toilet.


I have some daytime and evening slots available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults