07846 989439

About Marilyn Soghomonian

BA (Hons), MBACP, NCPS (Accred)
Therapeutic Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer

Experience & Qualifications

I am an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor, Counselling Supervisor & Lecturer with over 16 years of experience. My private pracitce is in Reading Berkshire, and I work one-to-one with adults over 18 years. I aim to offer a comfortable, safe, and non- judgmental space for talking therapy.

My Therapeutic Approach

As an Integrative Counsellor,  I work predominantly with the Humanistic & Psychodynamic therapeutic approaches.  This simply means we work together to identify your current difficulties, as well as explore issues or relationships from your past which may be impacting your present life or relationships.

I offer both brief therapy and long term therapy. Working open-endedly enables us to work greater depth.

Marilyn Soghomonian

Lecturer & Tutor

I am a Higher Education Tutor approved by CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), to teach L2 Certificate Counselling Skills, L3 Certificate Counselling Studies and I currently teach on the L4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling courses at CPTA (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy).

Counselling Supervisor

I offer one-to-one supervision to qualified and experienced counsellors both in-person and online (Zoom). My approach is Integrative and I work predominantly with Psychodynamic and Person Centred theories.

Continuing Professional Development

I am committed to my own personal and professional development (CPD), and attend many seminars and workshops throughout the year. This demonstrates my commitment to continuing to learn and develop beyond my formal training, in order to develop my skills further and to keep my knowledge up to date.  This also ensures I continue to work safely and effectively.


Training & Qualifications

  • Therapeutic Safety in Trauma, Foundation DiplomaThe Beech Practice (Ongoing)
  • Certificate in Working Creatively with TraumaJill Carter Training (Ongoing)
  • Practitioner Skills For Eating Disorders With Dr Jeremy Alford at National Centre for Eating Disorders (63 hours – reattended to up-skills)
  • Transactional Analysis TA101 Certificate – Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate Online & Telephone Counselling 
  • Counselling Supervision Certificate
  • CBT & Compassion Focused Therapy – Introduction to Advanced Certificate CourseOxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) 
  • CBT Introductory Certificate Course – SDS Seminars Ltd. Approved by British Psychological Society
  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) – CPCAB
  • Master Practitioner Eating Disorders & Obesity Diploma – (Approved by the British Psychological Society) – National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • Nutritional Skills for Eating Disorders Certificate National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management Certificate National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/Hypnoanalysis Diploma (DHP)Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnosis
  • NLP Master Practitioner & NLP Practitioner – NLP Northeast, approved by the Professional Guild of NLP
  • Addiction And Recovery Certificate –  Pamela Gawler-Wright at  Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • EFT Practitioner – Eating Disorders & AddictionsTraining with Masha Bennet in association with The National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • EFT for Trauma EFT Masters Sue Beer And Emma Roberts at The EFT Centre
  • Clean Language CertificateNLP Northeast,  Caitlin Walker
  • Personal & Professional Coaching Diploma (Accredited)The Coaching Academy
  • BA(Hons) Degree English and American LiteratureUniversity of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Professional Membership & Code of Conduct

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – Registered Member

National Counselling Society (NCS) – Accredited Member

I also strive to work to the Codes of Ethics of the professional organisations to which I belong. These are available to view on the following documents and websites:

BACP – British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

National Counselling Society (NCS) – Accredited Member


MKS Counselling holds a Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance with Holistic Insurance.

How can we work together?

I offer an Initial Assessment as an opportunity to meet before you commit to therapy. This also gives us the opportunity to discuss your current difficulties, goals for therapy and see whether we are the best fit for each other.

For information about my fees please

Talking Can Help

Contact details

To book an Initial Assessment please call 07846 989439 or fill in the main form here and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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