Vinata Sriram Counselling

Online Counsellor based near Reading

Vinata Sriram Counselling

Online Counsellor based in Reading

Welcome to Vinata Sriram Counselling

I offer a confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

About Me

My name is Vinata Sriram. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. I work alongside you to provide a non-judgemental, supportive space as you explore and process your feelings.

I have been a counsellor for nearly four years, and I have a range of experience working in private practice with adults as well as with a Young People’s Charity.

I worked as a teacher for several years and I saw firsthand students and family members suffering with mental health issues. I realised I could connect my past experience and qualifications to help people as a counsellor. The decision to retrain was not easy. I also went into personal therapy myself before changing direction and have never looked back.

I empathise with your pain, confusion, difficulties of life’s challenges, feeling stuck and being unsure what to do next. I apply my professional training and life experiences when working with you.

Training and Qualifications

  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young people (YPI)
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • I am a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Society and adhere to its strict ethical guidelines as well as professional standards of confidentiality

Security and Insurance Information

  • MNCPS (Accredited) National Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Society
  • I am listed on the register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Registration demonstrates commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
  • Hold Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate
  • Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
  • Fully Insured

How I Work

I am passionate about my work and bring this into the counselling room.

Young People

I use creative tools in counselling and encourage you to bring your inner creativity into the session. This could take the form of art, drama or music or other creative form that you prefer.

I fully understand that exploring your feelings with someone unknown can be very daunting. I take time to get to know you and explore your own unique set of values. In the first few sessions, I draw out your interests, hobbies, self-care routines and friendship groups. This is vital to build trust and confidence in the therapeutic relationship.

The areas I work with include self-harm, bullying, self-compassion, suicidal thoughts, low mood and bereavement.


You have decided to come to counselling to move forward and change something in your life.

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means thaat I use more than one approach to counselling. I place you at the heart of my work and believe that given the right conditions all people have the potential to grow and develop in a positive way.

I draw on attachment and cognitive behaviour therapy to analyse situations and look at the past where relevant.

Speak in Confidence

With low mood it is possible to get caught in a cycle of negative thinking.

I offer a safe confidential space where you can express yourself and your feelings without fear of judgement.

A problem shared...

At the heart of therapy lies empathy and collaboration. I aim to understand what you are going through with unconditional acceptance, explore how your feelings impact on your behaviour and find ways to make positive changes.

Make better, healthier new choices

Each of us have inner resources to heal, change and grow. I take time to reconnect you to your inner voice, help you have a deeper understanding of who you are, so that you can move forward and feel empowered to make healthier new choices.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Problems with addiction

Trauma and post-traumatic stress



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. You can also call me on +44 7448227161 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


Sessions last 50 minutes. I charge £50 per hour, and offer discounted rates to students and those on low income.

I welcome clients from all backgrounds inclusive of their differences and diversity, in all its form including age, gender, disability, civil partnership, neurodiversity, race, ethnicity, religion, sex and sexual orientation.

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