Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service will be closing in March 2018

We wish to communicate that Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service has taken the decision to complete its work in 2018. Over the past 17 years we have supported over 3,000 clients and it is now time for others to develop the work.

Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service will cease seeing clients in December 2017. We will not be starting a new course of counselling with any client from September 15th 2017. Any new clients should be referred on to Talking Therapies Berkshire at

In accordance with data protection legislation, we will not be retaining any personal data on anyone who has used our services after we close. Client notes will be retained until February 1st 2018. Should you wish to request copies of your notes before January 31st 2018, please refer to our Data Protection Policy and Confidentiality Policy in the Downloads section and contact our office at 22-24 Cross Street, Reading RG1 1SN.
We are grateful to all those who have supported us with time, work, finances, care and commitment over the years.
Many of our interventions have been small but they have had a big impact on the quality of people's lives.

The learning and the knowledge achieved through the work of Mothertongue will continue to be disseminated by a new NGO called Pasalo CIC

Beverley Costa | CEO and Clinical Director of Mothertongue

Britain's Most Admired Charities - Third Sector Magazine Awards

Britain's Most Admired Charities - Third Sector Magazine Awards

On Tuesday March 16th Mothertongue was invited to Britain's Most Admired Charities Awards. The awards were organised and presented by Third Sector Magazine and hosted and sponsored by Barclays Corporate. They took place on the 30th floor of Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf.

Mothertongue had been nominated and chosen by charity CEOs for the Most Innovative Charity Award. The Awards have been running since 2004 and charities such as London Community Recycling Network and ActionAid have been previous winners.

Mothertongue came a runner up in the category with the overall winner being the St Giles Trust who work with the rehabilitation of prisoners. The other runner up was Mary's Meals which provides a school meals programme in the developing world.

Fareshare, a charity which distributes surplus food to those who need it, won the Most Admired Charity Award. James Partridge won the Most Admired CEO Award for his leadership of the charity Changing Faces, which is dedicated to the cause of equality for people with disfigurements.

The winner of the Celebrity Champion Award was Joanna Lumley for her work ensuring the Gurkhas were able to settle in the UK.

Joanna congratulated Mothertongue on its work and being a runner up in the award. It was a very interesting evening with many charities present and a chance to hear about the work of the third sector.