ARC an organisation that offers a confidential counselling service. We offer this service to anyone who needs counselling, young or old, in a warm, comfortable and safe environment.

What does it cost?

Our service is confidential and all counsellors at ARC are volunteers. We do have running costs and we fundraise to supplement our grant from the Local Authority. We do now charge adults a subsidised rate, which will be discussed on booking.

Who funds us?

We are supported by Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham, Woodley, Twyford, Finchampstead, Winnersh and Earley Town Councils, Primary Care Trust, Local Network Fund and client donations, amongst others.

Who are our counsellors?

Our counsellors go through a very careful selection process and undergo a police check in accordance with current government requirements. All counsellors are required to keep their skills up to date by attending training courses every year.

ARC is a accredited member of the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and we all abide by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Copies of this framework are available on request.

For information about what counselling is, please click here. If you have any other queries about ARC or about what counselling is, please contact our Co-ordinator at