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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

During this 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 worrying you.

Financial and economic concerns may be causing you anxiety.

You may be experiencing feelings of hopelessness and despair and 'will it ever end?'

Talking this through may help a lot.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

But it would be possible to help a wheelchair into the house.


Daytimes and evenings by agreement. Only online now during COVID19 crisis. Some 8pm appointments may be available for those with childcare responsibilities.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Judi Hattaway MA, BA(Hons), PGCE, PG(Dip),MBACP Registered

Judi Hattaway MA, BA(Hons), PGCE, PG(Dip),MBACP Registered