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

Charity Awards 2007

Charity Awards 2007

Mothertongue won one of the most prestigious accolades to be awarded in the charity sector at the Charity Awards 2007, sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation and The Times' Public Agenda section. Mothertongue picked up the coveted award in the Social Care, Welfare and Religion category at a glittering award ceremony in London, on Thursday 21st June.

The ceremony, the eighth annual Charity Awards event to take place, is the only national awards scheme in the UK to recognise excellence in the management of charities, acknowledging the outstanding work and achievements of charities from across the UK and the tireless commitment of the people behind them.

Designed to highlight the management achievements of charities in order to help spread good practice throughout the sector, the award was presented to Mothertongue for its excellent work in offering culturally sensitive counselling in different languages, enabling users to express themselves confidently and effectively. The Charity Awards judges were looking for examples of excellence from which other organisations can learn. They felt that the difference Mothertongue has made in this area was especially deserving of that recognition.