About me

  • Qualified, BACP registered & accredited, fully insured Integrative Counsellor.
  • Individual Counselling by Skype or telephone.

Private practice is located in Woodley (easily reached from Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead and Wokingham).

Confidential and safe environment where you can feel accepted and can open up about what is happening for you right now.

Stuck? Anxious? Low mood? Finding relationships tricky? Not sure why?

Together we can work on understanding the problem and remembering your strengths. I can guide and support you through making changes that bring about a difference to how you feel. Understanding the issues you are facing can really help you get you moving again.

Your your past, present and future hopes are all considered relevant to your experience of life and how you feel.

(My training is integrative and draws from the humanistic, psychodynamic and systemic theories of people and mental emotional and relational health).

General counselling:

  • Anxiety - Depression - Stress
  • Relationship issues - Family problems - Divorce
  • Life changes - Loss & bereavement - Complicated grief
  • Illness
  • Work related problems - Redundancy - Retirement
  • Self-harm
  • Spiritual exploration
  • Abuse - Trauma
  • Self awareness and growth
  • Emotional pain - low self esteem
  • Assertiveness - Anger issues - Decision making

Employment: I currently work for the NHS as a counsellor within GP surgeries.

Previous work: Clinical Lead for Reading Lifeline, a charity offering free counselling to individuals and couples who are grieving the loss of a baby (2017-19)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Counselling (2017)
  • Couples counselling certificate (2019)
  • PGCE (2003)
  • BA Honours, Literature and Education (1993)

Various continuous professional development including workshops and webinar conferences.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Individual: £45.00 for 50 minutes session

Face to face/Skype/telephone

Driveway and roadside residential parking available.


Daytime: Thursday and Friday - in person or Skype/telephone

Evenings: Friday - Skype/telephone only

Weekend: Saturday morning - Skype/telephone only

Further information

Also working as a counsellor for depression for NHS clients.

Woodley, Reading

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is a step up to the front door. I am able to offer Skype/telephone counselling.

Rebecca Jesty

Rebecca Jesty