About me

With over thirty years' experience in counselling, I offer a warm, compassionate, friendly, empathic, person-centred approach. Clients value a chance to think about their lives in a safe, confidential, environment.
I have a varied experience: self -referrals, working for NHS staff and patients, conducting career reviews in a major blue chip company, referrals from industry, a GP practice, and recommendations from previous clients.

I specialise in working with people who seek help with:
*grief counselling

*bereavement and loss

Pet bereavement


*generalised anxiety
*relationship issues
*family difficulties
*family relationships
*marital problems
*divorce and affairs
*couples relationship work
*career crossroads, or redundancy
*carers dealing with the elderly, the frail, the sick, or the vulnerable, or those with learning difficulties
*parents looking after children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) or learning differences or disabilities.
*spiritual crises

Sometimes things seem to overwhelm us and then some sessions of counselling can help to clarify the way ahead.

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA, BA (Hons), PGCE, PG(Dip) with Merit. MBACP(Registered)
Long experience in a wide variety of settings with people from all backgrounds, and walks of life.
I have also worked as a consultant to several charities, the NHS, major blue chip companies, and NFP organisations.

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

Following the COVID19 crisis you may be suffering heightened anxiety about a number of different problems. Grief over losing a loved one, and not being able to say a proper goodbye, or guilt about not being available, or not being allowed to go and stay with someone you care for. Working with your own and others expectations may be part of what is concerning you. A feeling of life being out of control and fear for the future may be creating your low mood.

Financial and economic concerns may be causing you anxiety now that the lockdown is easing.

Talking this through may help you gain a different perspective.


Additional information

£50.00 per hour for individuals
£65.00 per hour for couples coming together


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Some 8pm appointments may be available for those with childcare responsibilities.

Further information

I am married, with grown up children and grand-children.
I have experience of family members with disabilities-- and the whole area of disabilities, especially learning disabilities, interests me and I have extensive knowledge about this.
Clients say they find me approachable and easy to talk to.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Judi Hattaway

Judi Hattaway