For Professionals

Mind Garden is Reading’s most comprehensive centre for counselling, psychology and psychotherapy.

Therapists register with the centre by way of application.  All our therapists are suitably accredited or registered with a major professional body and adhere to strict professional ethical guidelines.

Therapist Applications:  As of January 2019 Mind Garden is accepting only applications from child therapists. An application can be found here. Interested therapists from other specialisations are welcome to send a CV for our future reference.

Placements/Work Experience: Please note we do not offer any placements or work experience aside from a specific arrangement with Aylesbury College.

Mind Garden offers to registered therapists:

  • By the hour room hire
  • A community of diverse professionals within the field and an annual networking gathering
  • A centre, established in 2010, run by experienced therapists
  • A referral program
  • Access to a professional development program at preferential rates
  • Eight well-appointed rooms that are maintained on a continual, attentive basis in a Grade II listed building
  • A low-cost room hire scheme that enables therapists to see clients unable to pay full fees

Our Rooms


Forbury offers seating for up to four people on the ground floor of the building.


Heligan offers seating for up to five people at the rear of the ground floor.


On the first floor, Temenos seats four people.


Also on the first floor at the front of the building, Eden has seating for four people.

Four further rooms are available including a larger training room.

Two private kitchens with seating are available to therapists. There is ample waiting area for clients and several rooms feature white noise makers to ensure privacy.

Parking for clients is located immediately in front of the building (pay & display) or the well-known Oracle Car Park which is a minute’s walk away. Buses stop immediately in front of the building and Reading Station is approximately a 10 minute walk away.

Note regarding disabled access: Please note that the while the ground floor of the building has rear access without steps, the toilet is located on the first floor of the building. A wheelchair ramp is available for front door access.