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Berkshire Counselling Centre Closure

Berkshire Counselling Centre, formerly known as Wokingham & District Counselling Service, located in an office within The Cornerstone Building in Wokingham is closing November 2016.

The Centre has provided high quality counselling and training to people in the community for over 30 years. The Centre was founded by Barbara Stafford in the late 1980s and was originally based on the Reading Road before moving to The Cornerstone in 2003.

The Centre has offered individual and couple counselling, as well as providing workplace & companies counselling schemes. A bursary department has also been available to ensure that counselling could be accessed by all in the community.

The referral process and changing local psychological support has meant that the bulk of our once potential self-funding clients are now turning to Talking Therapies which is funded by Berkshire Healthcare Trust. Patients visiting their GPs are also being sign posted to Talking Therapies.

Talking Therapies offers a range of psychological services but unlike BCC does not offer long term individual support.

As a local charity with fixed overhead costs & lack of funding it has become increasingly difficult to remain financially viable, which has led to our decision to close the Centre.

BCC is held in high esteem within the counselling world and is a BACP Accredited Agency. Thousands of clients have received professional support over the last 30 years, often giving very positive feedback of their experiences of counselling received.

We want thank everyone who has been involved with BCC, and wish all Trustees, counsellors and staff good wishes for the future.


Berkshire Counselling Centre, (BCC) established in 1987.

We are members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and are dedicated to providing counselling to the community. We believe that counselling is about helping people work towards outcomes that may make valuable differences to individuals. Counselling at our centre is based on the psychodynamic approach which is based on the principle that events and relationships from our past may influence and impact on how we feel about ourselves and relate to others in the present. By working through our past and our present in counselling we can begin to understand events and implement change.

We are also committed to the continuous professional development of counsellors. Our training programmes include an Introduction to Counselling as well as our Certificate in Counselling. We also run numerous workshops and seminars which are documented as valid criteria for CPD.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality affordable counselling to the adult community. We aim to support people seeking our help with emotional or psychological issues which may be affecting their lives. We do this through the therapeutic relationship, and by helping the individual understand and discover the changes they can make within themselves and within their various relationships. This will take place within a safe and confidential environment and in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.

Can we help you?

The Berkshire Counselling Centre provides a confidential service to its clients, taking referrals from GPs and other local agencies - but anyone over the age of 18 can make an appointment direct for an assessment interview.

To find out more, please telephone 0118 978 7879 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday or read our counselling page.


The Berkshire Counselling Centre provides a BACP accredited counselling service.

For information about the BACP and the BCC being an Accredited Member please view the BACP web site.


If you are interested in developing your counselling skills please view our training page.

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