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About me


I am a BACP Registered & Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, addictions (particularly gambling) and self esteem issues, as well as offering general counselling.

I offer sessions for any issue affecting adults and young people aged 17+, for individuals and couples. I provide both solution-focused/time-limited counselling and longer-term therapy. I am based in Kirton Lindsey, North Lincolnshire and South Kelsey, Lincolnshire and can offer daytime and evening appointments. I also offer sessions via video conference and telephone sessions.

Counselling provides a safe and supportive space for you to be yourself, without judgement or criticism.  Where you can cut through the noise and confusion of everyday life and others' expectations and begin to find your own answers and own truths.

My approach is relational (i.e. the relationship between myself and my client is a very important part of the counselling work), and integrative, which means I draw on a number of different theoretical models, mainly comprising the existential and person-centred approaches. The existential approach is about assisting you in finding meaning in your life and in working out what's important to you, so you can feel more confident in making choices. The person-centred approach means I work at your pace and only with what you bring, in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. I would work with you as a whole person and not as a problem to be solved.

Training, qualifications & experience


After seven years of working in the music and media industries in London, I re-trained and qualified as a counsellor. I worked in NHS & primary school settings Pwith both adults & children before moving to the North in 2009. I then started providing counselling for a charity for people affected by gambling, both gamblers themselves & concerned others. I have been in private practice since 2010.


Working Successfully with Addictions (Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, London)
GamCare Training - for working with problematic gamblers and concerned others
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling (with Distinction) (Thames Valley University, Middlesex, now known as University of West London)
Certificate in Counselling (wpf, London)
Basic Counselling Skills (Thames Valley University, Middlesex)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Sliding scale dependant on financial situation - concessionary rate for students, counselling/psychotherapy trainees and those who are unemployed or on benefits and low wages.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed



North Lincolnshire

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Hattie Cleary MBACP (Accred)., UKRCP Reg Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Hattie Cleary MBACP (Accred)., UKRCP Reg Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist