Welcome to Berkshire Counselling Service

We're Here to Listen.

Berkshire Counselling Service is a collective name used for the independent therapists & counsellors listed below.

See more information about our counsellors below

Heather Thorne



Tel. 0118 9843803

More about Heather

Jo Pollock

Jo Pollock

Overton, North Hampshire.

Tel. 07548 469408 or 01256 773235

More about Jo

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Central Reading and Theale

 Tel.  07999 407705  

More about Andy

Why Counselling

How we can help


At Berkshire Counselling Service we understand how difficult life can be at times. Changes in circumstances and life stages  can result in emotional, physical and behavioural changes. 

What's troubling you?

Some people have enough support around them but our modern fast moving world means that this is not the case for many. 

Loneliness, anxiety and depression are more common than they were. Some problems relate to earlier life experiences such as  loss, family separations, illness or trauma.  Any of these life experiences could lead to an erosion of self-esteem and disturbing or distressing thought patterns.

How do you cope?

Some people try to deal with these feelings through alcohol, drugs, risky sexual behaviour and gambling – and these may lead  to addictions.  

We may not be looking after ourselves well enough, we may be experiencing stress, or suffer from eating disorders or urges to self-harm. As a result relationships both personal and at work can suffer, compounding the difficulties.

What we offer

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety


Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD


Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 




Relationship counselling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both partners and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.