Therapy and Counselling for Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma in Woodley and Reading

There are times in our lives when we can get caught up in various difficulties. Therapy and counselling offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore how you have got to where you are in life and provides creative ways to live a fuller life.

As an experienced and accredited counsellor, I offer confidential and professional therapy and counselling for clients in Woodley and Reading between 8.00am – 9.30pm Monday to Friday.

Anxiety counselling, stress therapy, and more

Counselling helps people take charge of their lives and honestly work through areas of relationships or behaviours that cause pain or control us. I am able to work with issues of depression, anxiety, stress, and much more.

Based in Woodley, near Reading, I provide counselling for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcohol issues
  • Substance misuse
  • Couple counselling
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Overeating
  • Bereavement
  • Personal development
  • Trauma
  • Childhood issues

Integrative practitioner and member of the BACP

I have been working as a counsellor for fifteen years, initially within counselling agencies, following working as a youth worker and addiction worker in various services. I am a member of the British association of counsellors and psychotherapists and am GDRP compliant.

As an integrative practitioner, I work with a variety of different counselling approaches depending on the individual. Counselling involves forming a creative space in which the sense of self can be seen with empathy and people can find ways to understand themselves in new ways, allowing for change.

If you’re based in Woodley or the surrounding Reading area and think you could benefit from counselling and therapy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Whether you’re living with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, or any other issues, counselling offers a way for you to look at and work through issues that trouble you in life.

Recent Feedback

Karen Rosati – Thankyou Richard. You put me at ease from the first phone call. The sessions are held in a relaxed and inviting space which really helped but even without that, your manner and approach was incredibly gentle and comforting. You come across as a very caring, insightful individual and I would encourage anyone thinking about counselling to give you a call

Dr Conforti (counselling psychologist) – Thanks to his personal experiences, thorough knowledge and gentle attitude, Richard is a therapist that can offer useful insight, tactful challenges and unbiased listening with genuine understanding.

Mark Pattrick – Thankyou Richard, friendly reassuring, advising without being intrusive, incredibly attentive and empathetic. a voyage of self discovery. would strongly recommend.

Melanie – Richard first helped me in 2013 after a very tragic family event. I went to him with some horrible things that were whizzing around in my head that I couldn’t tell anyone else and he was very helpful.
I have recently started sessions with Richard again after going through a huge stressful change in my life and some futher family worries.
Talking with Richard, I can be very open, I feel very safe exposing my emotions and he is not shocked at anything. He has a kind and calm way of gently coaching me to be far kinder to myself and put in place some practical simple methods of controlling my worrying thoughts.
Richard is so experienced in any areas of counselling and it feels so reassuring to know he is always there to support me.

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