About me

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and transactional analyst offering therapy for individuals, couples and groups with a half hour initial meeting free of charge. I also work with counselling and psychotherapy students.

I offer a comfortable quiet setting in the Hampshire village of Overton, less than half an hour by car from Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Newbury and there is free parking outside.

The wide range of different therapies available to new clients can be confusing, I believe what is most important is whether we could work together in a way that is effective and helpful to you.

You may initially be unsure of what you want and there is no magic formula, together we can explore your needs and how to meet them. By offering a balance of support and challenge, my aim is to help you establish how you would like to be and then for us to work together to empower you to change whatever you decide in order to make that happen.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in private practice since 2009 and see a wide range of clients bringing combinations of issues including; depression, anxiety, loss, low self esteem, relationship problems, stress, panic attacks, feeling stuck, low motivation, addiction, eating disorders, many different types of abuse and coping with change.

Outside of private practice; I have run a process group on a counselling foundation degree course in Winchester and have worked as a therapist with students and teachers at a technical college.

I have a masters degree in Psychotherapy, a diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis and I am a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) with Psychotherapy speciality. ,

I am also a member of the following professional organisations.
*UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
*BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and their Private Practice organisiation
*UKATA (United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis)
*IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
*ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

personal development
counselling and psychotherapy students/trainees


Additional information

September 2014

Half hour initial meeting free of charge

Individual sessions - £45 (60 minutes)

Couples sessions - £65 (hour and a half)

Group therapy sessions - £45 per person (2 hours)

Fees are subject to yearly review in January.

Overton, Nr Basingstoke

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Jo Yardley

Jo Yardley