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About me


I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist and counsellor who has worked with people across a wide range of issues.

I offer a safe, private space where you can talk about what is concerning you and I will listen to you without judgement.

I believe the ultimate role of therapy is to enable you to really understand yourself - to explore how your thinking and feeling influences your behaviours and ultimately relationships. From a place of greater understanding positive changes can be made and thus a more effective way of living can be found.

Psychotherapy and counselling requires effort and may seem scary if you have never done it before; but it can also be interesting, life enhancing, empowering - a very positive experience.

I work in my private practice in Alresford, in Alresford GP Practice and in a Southampton clinic  with Adults, INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES across a diverse range of personal issues and challenges.

Please feel free to contact me via phone or email and we can arrange an initial appointment to meet up and talk about how and when we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered psychotherapist with UKCP
  • Certified Transactional analyst (CTA), MSC
  • Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AMBACP)
  • Specialist fertility counsellor, accredited with the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)
  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic counselling based on transactional Analysis
  • TA 101
  • Diploma in Counselling skills
  • TA 101 in Couples counselling
  • Certificates in Couples Counselling and Infertility Counselling
  • BA Hons (History)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary)

I have worked with adults of all ages, from students through to senior citizens, across a wide range of issues both long-term and short-term.

I have specialist counselling training and experience in infertility, donor and surrogacy issues.

I abide by the UKCP, BACP and BICA code of ethics and I am CRB checked.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

I have specialist training in working across a wide range of fertility issues.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


My fees are:

  • Individuals £55 for 50 minute session
  • Couples £65 for 60 minute sessions

Further information

What's Next?

An initial meeting can be arranged to give us a chance to get to know each other. Here you'll have the opportunity to explain what you'd like to gain from counselling, and also to ask me any questions about how I work.

There is no obligation to proceed, but if we both feel it is right, counselling sessions will then take place once a week.

Counselling may be short term (around 6 weeks) or more long term depending on what we agree will be suitable. We can review timings at any point throughout our counselling.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Types of client

Older adults
Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes