Joanna Cooke

Joanna Cooke

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG2
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


My working hours during school term times are Monday  and Wednesday evenings and  Saturday all day.

During the school holidays, my hours can be more flexible.

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling is a way of looking after yourself, showing yourself compassion, and developing self-awareness; you don’t have to do it all alone.

I work at your pace, so you are always in control of what you disclose and when. Counselling is not a quick fix, and as your counsellor, I can’t tell you what to do but I will always support you as you continue to explore the best solutions for yourself

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such abide by their Ethical Framework. to ensure that you have the best possible service.

As an integrative counsellor, I use person-centred and psychodynamic modalities to create a flexible and dynamic approach that I feel suits a wide range of clients. I will work collaboratively with you at all times when you are feeling emotionally vulnerable, helping you to deal with difficult life experiences and dilemmas.

The psychodynamic modality focuses on how our unconscious thoughts and perceptions have developed throughout our childhood, and how these may have affected our current behaviours and thoughts.

The person-centred modality focuses on our self-development and growth. Working in this way helps us to recognise our strengths, our creativity and the choices available to us in the ‘here and now’. Person-centred counselling is based on the belief that we all naturally gravitate towards goodness.

While of course, difficult life experiences may temporarily block our ability to reach our potential, with the right support, we all have the ability to achieve our goals.

Practice description

I work in my Garden Room which is about 20 minutes from the centre of Reading. There is parking available and easy access to my room. It is on the main bus route from Reading.

My first session

The counselling process requires a strong relationship between client and counsellor so it is important you feel comfortable working with me and therefore, I offer new clients a free 30-minute telephone or in-person consultation so we can start getting to know one another and see if we are a good fit before committing to anything. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

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