Katharine Owen

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Reading RG31 & RG1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m Katharine and I specialise in counselling for Autism and ADHD.

Whether you have suspicions that you might have one of these conditions, are considering getting a diagnosis for it or are currently in the process of getting one, I can help you. You may even be living with Autism or ADHD but struggling a bit right now and that’s fine too. 

Regardless of where you are, you shouldn’t sit there thinking ‘what do I do next?’ Instead, read the ADHD or Autism sections below…


Clients say different things about having an ADHD diagnosis, everything from “this is life-changing” to “my life is over”!

There are common traits among people with ADHD characteristics like:

Losing three days on Youtube is easily done (especially if you have a deadline for something coming up!).
Your motivation yo-yo’s up and down, because you struggle with planning and focusing on tasks.
Morning and bedtime routines are tricky to manage. You may feel a bit embarrassed that something so simple proves to be difficult. This really isn’t your fault. 

You can replace feeling confused, demotivated or a failure because you struggle with day-to-day tasks. Together, I can show you how your own mind works instead, quirks and all. When you see what’s really going on, you’ll breathe a massive sigh of relief instead.

My approach focuses on:

How your brain works differently
Tools to manage motivation and planning; how to think about ‘now, next and then’ so you can manage and complete tasks.
Motivation to get things done

It’s like a ladder !

You won’t climb to the top immediately, but we’ll break things down together and simplify day-to-day activities so that you can make progress, rung by rung. Breaking it down and simplify things into small steps forward.

It’s a ladder of progress to get you to where you want to be, and with complete support along the way with developing your core foundation, Clients of mine have accomplished many things through support with their ADHD.

I’ll help you develop a core foundation, one that you can build on. Once you do, you can also do things like:

Going back to work
Run your own businesses 
Master your ‘executive function’; make paying your bills on time or doing your own shopping more effortless
Morning and bedtime routines - no longer disrupting your day

You can start climbing that ladder with confidence, once it’s on firm ground and with a solid foundation.


Do you feel that you don't fit in to society or it feels very alien how others cope in society, do you feel you can't be yourself around others and causes extra anxiety and isolation.

maybe I can support you to understand society that works for you.

I initially do an initial consultation of 20 minutes to see if I am the right person, in which Is free, and if I am then we can organise a full session if still wanted of 50 minutes

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been qualified for over 5 years and have I worked with sexual abuse and other forms of abuse and trauma, I specialise in working with clients that are neurodivergent , I have had my private practice for 4years and during that time my experience has been working with Autism, trauma , sexual abuse and other forms of abuse, PTSD, Anxiety, depression, sleep issues and OCD, hoarding and general low mood and anxiety as well as different forms of depression

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My Fees are £60 per session via face to face at mind garden Therapy Centre in Reading or i can now offer face to face or online in my new Tilehurst Location

Initial consultation is free per 30 minute slot

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

i currently have appointments available from this week

Further information

If on benefits I require proof of receipt of this

Reading, Berkshire, RG31

56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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