About me

I am a person-centred counsellor with 20 years experience in a number of different environments. I have been an accredited member of BACP since 2009 and running my own practice for the past 10 years.

I can offer you a warm and safe space in which you can explore your difficulties and dilemmas, free from judgement. Both of us can work at making sense of what is happening in your life and this collaboration could help you gain a better understanding of how you arrived at this point and your preferred path for the future. Why not come for a session and see if you feel you would like to work with me?

I believe wholeheartedly that within this confidential and trusting relationship, acknowledgement and resolution of problems can begin to happen. Through greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, the client may start to see their world anew. Even one small change can make a big difference.

I work with clients experiencing, among other things, anxiety, stress, depression, loss and relationship difficulties. When we agree to work together, it can be for a limited number of sessions or open ended.

My work place is a separate Garden Room in the garden of my home, it is quiet, private and with parking available on site. It is a 10 minute walk to several bus routes into the centre of Reading.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Person Centred Supervision: The Metanoia Institute

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling: CPCAB Level 5

Certificate in Couple's Counselling

Accreditation with BACP

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.


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£50 per 60 minute session - Some concessions available - please ask.


8.30am - 6.30pm weekdays.

21 Coningham Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The path to the Garden Room is round the side of the house and there are no steps.

Maxine Cooke

Maxine Cooke