Counselling for anxiety, depression or overwhelm in the Woodley/Reading area or online.

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or think you may be depressed, I can help you to understand the reasons why you feel this way and support you to find positive changes to reduce anxiety and overwhelm and increase your peace of mind, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of life. Together we can find the next steps for you to move forward and bring about lasting change.

You will be welcome and accepted regardless of your culture, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Introductionmeet Tanya

I am passionate about the difference that counselling can make and find it immensely rewarding to help people move forward and step out of old patterns and behaviours that are holding them back. I believe that understanding why you feel the way you do, alongside learning new skills, strategies and behaviours, empowers you to make positive lasting changes in your life.

Counsellors work in different ways and it’s important that you feel I am the right counsellor for you.  This is why I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation and a discounted first session so you  ask any questions and you can see if you feel comfortable for us to work together. 

Text: 07963 346216, or email to discuss your needs or book an appointment.

Is Counselling for me?

There are many reasons why people decide to come to counselling. 

You may –

  • be feeling anxious or overwhelmed with the pressures of life or find yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying life as much as you did.
  • be needing support in a time of crisis or after suffering a loss
  • wish to explore issues from the past that are having a negative impact on your life
  • want to gain a better understanding of yourself and explore how things from the past are affecting you now
  • find yourself stuck in negative cycles of thinking or behaving that you want to break free from 
  • not value yourself and have low self-esteem
  • need support in setting boundaries in your life
  • need help making decisions about the future. 

Counselling can offer you the time and space to explore how you are feeling and why, and provide the support you need to the changes you want.

Together we can find a way forward.

Contact me now on 07963 346216 or email me here to discuss your needs or arrange a discounted no obligation first appointment.

“There is a difference between being listened to and being heard”

Gillian Anderson


BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling

Registered member of BACP

Further Training includes:

Understanding ADHD certificate, Understanding Autism certificate, Mental Health & the Body , Treating Trauma certificate, working with PTSD and Flashbacks certificate, Working with Suicide & Self-harm certificate, Positive Psychology Diploma, Transactional Analysis Diploma, EFT Diploma, Online Counselling Training, Inner Child Healing Diploma, Dissociation & Somatisation Certificate


Online Counselling

Access counselling from anywhere in a setting that is comfortable for you

Walk Talk Therapy

The opportunity to be out in nature whilst exploring the changes you want to make

Wild Flowers

Frequently asked questions

How is counselling different than talking to a friend?

Talking to a good friend about what is going on in your life can be really helpful. They already know you and can offer you support and some helpful insights. However, you may feel there are things you can’t talk about with your friend or you might be worried that your friendship might become on sided.  A counsellor is a trained mental health professional who has undergone extensive training in order to be able to help you navigate difficult life circumstances. Counsellors are also trained to help you to assess how you are feeling and explore your options in an effective and efficient way.

Is counselling confidential?

Yes! Being able to trust your counsellor and know that they can keep your confidence is of utmost importance and everything you say in counselling is confidential. Only in exceptional circumstances, such as if you were at risk of significantly harming yourself or another person, would it ever be necessary for me to share any information but this would only be done after a discussion with you first. 

How often do I need to come and for how long?

Having weekly sessions, certainly during the first 6 weeks, will help you make steady progress and for us to build a good working relationship. If for some reason this is not possible for you to commit to, we can discuss this and work out what would work best.   I would suggest a minimum of 6 sessions in order for us to build a good working relationship and begin to see progress. We will review this on a regular basis.  You are free to stop counselling at anytime.

Sessions typically last 50 minutes on a one to one basis.

What happens in a session?

We will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and your expectations and what you would hope to achieve.   You may be looking for support for what is happening in the present or we may look at how the past has influenced you and is still affecting you now.  Together we can explore skills that can help change a particular behaviour or discuss strategies to improve your relationships.  Whatever happens you will be listened to without judgement and your experience and choices will be respected.

What about online counselling?

Being able to have counselling online can be an easier option for many people, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic when you may be nervous about meeting inside face to face but still want to access counselling support.  All you need is a Skype or Zoom account, a good internet connection and a private place where you cannot be overhead for your privacy.  I will provide you with all the information that you need if you haven’t used zoom or skype before.

How do I know which is the best counsellor for me? 

Counsellors are all different and work in different ways.  The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and able to trust your counsellor.  The counselling relationship is of utmost importance for counselling to be effective which is why I offer a non-obligation, discounted introductory session so you will have the opportunity to decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

Does counselling work?

Yes!  Counselling can be a really helpful way of helping you work through any issues or behaviours that you want to change and giving you the tools and support to do so.  However in order for counselling to be effective, you need to be prepared to give the time and commitment that is necessary to make the lasting changes in your life that you want to see.

What now?

You can text or phone   

07963 346216

Appointments & Prices

Free introductory 10 minute phone consultation

Discounted introductory first session £40

In person or Online Counselling Session £55 per 50 minute session

Walk Talk Therapy £55 per 50 minute session – no availability for Walk Talk Therapy at present

I have a limited number of concessionary places available for students, please contact me to discuss

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Additional Support

Support for better mental health

Information and help about drugs

Alcoholics Anonymous

Help for Domestic Abuse

Support for Bereavement

The Samaritans

Abuse Survivors

Information and support for Eating Disorders

Alcoholics Anonymous

Links to external sites are included for additional useful information only and   I am not responsible for the information or advice given on these sites although they are from reputable sources.

“We can’t solve our problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them”

Albert Einstein