Pari Porhonar

Pari Porhonar

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG4
Sessions from £65.00



I am not available Friday to Sunday.

Working Monday to Thursday 

About me and my therapy practice

​My focus is on applying a humanistic psychodynamic or solutions-focussed approach. This means that my therapeutic approach is to personalise therapy to meet clients' requirements. I offer an empathetic and supportive environment, and believe therapy works best when counsellor and client work collaboratively.I work with my clients to achieve their chosen goals, be they short or long term: exploring options, resolving past issues, reviewing goals, enabling resolution and progressing forward enhancing self-esteem and confidence.

My specialist training includes:,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Humanistic Psychodynamic Therapies,Solution-focussed Therapy

Specialist Training in Supporting Young Adults

My first session


you are looking for therapy; what you want to achieve from the therapy, and agreeing how you and your therapist are going to work together. Your therapist will probably ask you a number of questions to help you decide whether you will both be comfortable working together and to check that you can be offered the most appropriate support.

Perhaps, after discussion with me you might decide that you do not want to continue and if so, then you should be completely free to leave

However, if we both feel that the therapy may be beneficial and you wish to continue, it is likely that you will discuss and agree on how we will work . We will make a therapeutic contract, which may be written down.

It can be helpful to have a written agreement, because you can refer to this during the period of your therapy to refresh your memory as to what was agreed. This is helpful because new clients may feel nervous at the first session, and find it difficult to take in everything that you and the therapist talk about. 

You have the right to ask me anything you want to know about  and to question anything you  don’t understand.

Therapy is a very personal process and sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. Research shows that this is common and natural. It is important to discuss this with the therapist if you are concerned.

It can sometimes be difficult to continue but it is usually well worth the effort as you are helped to work through the problems. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Depression, Development coaching, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English, Persian (Farsi), Swedish