Kelly Giles

Kelly Giles

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG30
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

About me

Counselling in Reading, Berkshire.


I'm a qualified, registered integrative counsellor with a focus on healing trauma offering counselling or psychotherapy to adults, young adults (18+), and young people (14-17).

We all have the capacity to resolve our difficulties. Sometimes we just hit a wall and need to make sense of past or new challenges. Our vision can get clouded and we find ourselves a bit lost. Feeling lost, disconnected or numb can bring out parts of ourselves that try and manage these feelings. Often this can feel like anxiety, panic, depression, insomnia, isolation, anger, dissociation, and helplessness.

All of these difficulties can be worked through from a place of safety. Giving yourself the platform to find your way again can lead to a sense feeling more connected to yourself and others. Quite often, we already have the answers to our questions, we just need to give ourselves the space to listen.

Alongside my private practice, I work with a Charity in Reading supporting people of all ages who've experienced & have been impacted by sexual trauma. This work is close to me and I deeply respect the strength I see in others when navigating the struggles that come with being hurt by someone close.

Because of my experience, I can work with a diverse range of people from all walks of life. It's important for me to see you as a whole person with your own unique experiences/journey. 

My training, qualifications, and experience:

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip.TC) and am a registered member.

My formal training is in Integrative Counselling, which allows me to tailor my approach to suit your unique needs.

CYP (14+) and adult counsellor at Trusthouse Reading 

 A listening volunteer with Samaritans for two years, offering support to individuals in distress over the phone.

I've lived and worked in Spain for 8 years.

My academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Law with Spanish, obtained in 2003.

Practice description

What you can expect working with me

It's common to feel uncertain about what has led you to counselling, and that's perfectly okay. Even if things seem unclear, we'll work together to figure this out.

Regardless of where you find yourself, my commitment is to meet you there.

As a trained professional, I offer a secure and confidential environment where you can explore and process at your own pace. In my role as your counsellor, I'll empower you to tune into your own needs and cultivate self-awareness. This skill is invaluable in managing feelings of panic or anxiety. By attuning to your mind, body, and soul, you'll gain clarity and regain a sense of control, allowing space for new directions and growth to emerge.

Face:2:Face Sessions

In person sessions are located at The Practice Rooms, 31 Castle St, Reading RG1 7SB. 

Online Sessions

I provide both short and long-term counselling sessions online via Zoom or phone. Online counselling offers increased accessibility, allowing more individuals to access support. 

My first session

If you'd like to speak to me before booking the First Session, we can arrange a short zoom/phone meeting (usually between 15-20min).

First Session

If after the call you'd like to book a first session before committing to further work this session will give you (and me) a good idea if we are a good fit to work together and I'll get a clearer understanding of how to best support you. 

First Sessions and further sessions run for 60mins 

Cost per session: £50

Sessions can be offered:

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • Monthly
  • One time/occasional

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken