Catherine Walford Smith

Catherine Walford Smith

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG31
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


I work privately with clients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. My working hours are from 9am - 9pm. 

About me and my therapy practice

Reaching out for help can be tough but it’s an important first step to feeling better. I'm a fully qualified counsellor offering a place to explore, understand and share your difficulties.

Having dedicated time to reflect on your life with a trained counsellor can help you make sense of why you might be feeling the way you do, your relationships, and what's important to you now and in the future. I work in a way which provides you with a warm, non judgemental space where you can feel heard and understood.

Where do you go from here?

I offer counselling across all three mediums, in person, online or by telephone. I have a comfortable and confidential counselling room which is easily accessible with free, on-site parking. I also offer online and telephone counselling to enable the session to be held from the comfort and convenience of your own home, or any other private space that works for you.

I find that clients value flexibility and convenience so I am able to respond to this by giving you the option of how you would like to have your therapy week to week. You may want to start by having in person counselling and as the relationship progresses, move to online - or vice versa.

Each session is 50 minutes and I see most clients on a weekly basis.

Contact me now for a free 20 minute consultation.

Practice description

I work 'integratively' which means I use a combination of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapy. I will work with whatever you choose to bring each session and you will very much be at the heart of what we do. We may also look back at significant events or relationships from your past which can help us to build a clearer picture of how things have been, how they are today and finally how you would like them to be moving forward.

I believe counselling works best when it's collaborative; whilst I will give you the time and space to explore I will also gently challenge you to look at where you may be unintentionally holding your self back or repeating unhelpful patterns.

With the right support, I regularly see clients making the changes they want and build their resilience for the future, carving out a life they love. 

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute consultation session which can be in person, online or over the phone. Call on 07831 570451 to book or send me an email:

There is no obligation to continue but our first contact is important for me to understand what you are going through so that I work out how I can best support you. I will also answer any questions you might have for me.

If we decide to work together, we will reach a mutual decision about when and how often to meet, what you hope to achieve and in roughly what time frame.

If I don’t think I am a good match for what you need, I will be honest with you and I may be able to recommend alternative options.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, 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, Telephone therapy