Vinata Sriram

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Reading, Berkshire, RG6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome!

Life is full of challenges and sometimes we need someone to turn to when we are stuck. It can be helpful to talk to someone who isn’t family or friend.

I work as a counsellor for young people and adults. I have a private practice and have worked for charities in Berkshire.

How counselling can help:

We have inner resources to heal, change and grow. Sometimes, we can silence our inner voice. I take the time to reconnect you to your inner voice, help you have deeper understanding of who you are, so that you can find your way forward.

Each person is unique, I focus on the quality of the relationship between us, working collaboratively, building trust and valuing core beliefs.

How I have helped clients:

I have helped clients take decisions which they were hesitant about prior to coming to therapy. They were people pleasers and stuck in relationships. Counselling empowered them to take bold decisions.

They felt heard for which they were very grateful. They made transformative changes, which they never believed they could.

How I work:

My core model - places the client at the heart of the work.  I believe given the right conditions people have the ability to grow in a positive way.

I understand what it feels to be left out in a group, to form strong bonds with people. Perhaps you find it difficult to form strong attachments with family members. This can leave you feeling numb, abandoned, angry and confused. We will work through your emotions together, to help you find a way forward.

I have helped neurodivergent clients thought their autistic meltdowns and emotional traumas, and have helped them in building their resilience, confidence and self compassion.

Whatever your age or circumstances, I offer a safe space where you can express yourself and your feelings without fear of judgement.

How to get started:

I currently offer counselling by phone or video call. The first initial consultation is free for half an hour. This gives you the opportunity to see how I work. We can then arrange sessions weekly, or fortnightly at a pace suited to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Certificate In Counselling Young People (YPI)
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Working relationally online by Karl Gregory
  • Working with trauma _Christiane Sanderson
  • Using creative tolls in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy by Helen Moya
  • Counselling young people on the autism spectrum
  • Living and working with Neurodivergent Clients
  • Client Assessment and Initial Consultation-Basingstoke Counselling Services
  • Single Session Therapy-Help at the point of need-Windy Dryden
  • Disordered Eating
  • Trauma and Creative Arts in Therapy-A person centred perspective
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT - University Of Reading and Future Learn
  • Certificate In Online and Telephone Counselling -Counselling Tutor
  • Brief Behavioural Activation for Depressed Adolescents - Charlie Waller Institute
  • Safeguarding young people and Vulnerable adults


Currently, I work as an independent counsellor and have been working for over three years for a youth counselling agency 11-25 based in Newbury, Berkshire.

I now work for an EAP organisation called Pam Assist

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Sessions are £50 per hour. I offer student rates as well.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available some evenings.

Further information

I abide by The National Counselling Society's Ethical Framework Of Good Practice.

I hold full Liability Insurance and a clear Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.

Reading, Berkshire, RG6

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

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