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

BACP Award 2008

BACP Award 2008

On October 17th Mothertongue was presented with an award from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The award was for the category of Excellence in the Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Meera Kapadia, a counsellor and colleague of Beverley, nominated Mothertongue for the award. The judging panel were unanimous in their decision to grant Mothertongue the award saying that the service demonstrated " a fully integrated service dealing well with culturally sensitive issues."

Receiving an award from the BACP, the national body which Mothertongue is accredited to, is a huge honour. Beverley said, "This award recognises the professionalism, care and integrity of the organisation."