Pamela Coward

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MBACP, Registered
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Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ
Available for new clients
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About me

Welcome and thank you for reading my profile.
In my experience, effective counselling can provide a trusting relationship with someone who is non-judgemental, accepting and able to listen to you. Therefore I believe that counselling can be beneficial for those who are experiencing difficulties due to a recent specific event or something from the past.

About me
My private practice is based in Reading, Berkshire. The therapy I offer can be short term or longer term counselling, set within a confidential, supportive and safe environment. The different approaches I use offer a variety of ways of working, such as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis, depending on what is most appropriate for you.

My background and Experience
I have a broad experience of working with adults and young people in agency and health care settings who are experiencing issues such as,

Bereavement and loss
Domestic and sexual abuse
Relationship difficulties
Self esteem issues
Health related issues

In addition I have 30 years of nursing experience and I am particularly interested in helping clients understand the relationship between ill-health and their emotional well being.

What happens at our first session
To begin with we would meet for an initial appointment. This provides an opportunity for us to discuss the focus of the therapy and whether we can work effectively together. We would then arrange further weekly sessions if you wish to.

Please contact me directly for an appointment on Mobile 07714 469907 or by email.
I have appointments in the day time and evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Reading. Thursdays online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor and my qualifications are as follows,

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills NOCN
  • Registered Nurse (RGN)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Certificate in Bereavement Care (CRUSE)
  • Qualified in Diabetes Care.
  • Extensive experience in Dementia care

As well as my own practice I currently work for an agency that provides counselling for survivors of sexual abuse. I have also worked with adults and young people who have presented with a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and relationship issues.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework and practice guidelines. I am required to have ongoing continuing professional development through regular training to keep my practice current. I have regular supervision ensuring I work in the interests of my clients.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My back ground is in healthcare and I have considerable experience of working with dementia and diabetes.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I would be pleased to meet with you for an initial session where we can discuss how counselling can help you. If you feel you would like to have counselling with me, we would then meet weekly.
My fees in Reading are £55.00 for each session, and in Princes Risborough £55.00.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer day time and evening appointments, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Further information

My practice is situated in a convenient, central location in Reading, with nearby parking and good transport links. Currently due to Covid 19, I am offering online therapy via Zoom from both Reading and Princes Risborough.

Mind Garden Therapy, 56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Pamela Coward
Pamela Coward