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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering confidential talking therapy to individuals across North Hampshire. I run friendly and confidential sessions in three locations; Andover, Stockbridge and Basingstoke.

We all experience various challenges, stresses and pains throughout life. When we feel distressed and overwhelmed, talking with a trained listener can help to make sense of the problem, find ways of coping and find a way to move forward. Talking with a counsellor can make a big difference to how we think and feel.

I have experience working a with number of wide-ranging and primary problems such as:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Bereavement, Grief and all types of loss
  • Low self esteem/Lack of confidence
  • Workplace issues/Stress/Work life balance
  • Relationship issues/Breakups/Marital issues/Arguments
  • Loneliness/Life adjustments/Life transitions

I provide a flexible but dynamic approach in a safe and supportive space; together we can explore what is causing your issues and identify the parts you would like to understand more or change.

My approach is warm and friendly and I am focused on providing the right environment for you to talk in complete confidence to me about what is causing you distress. The most therapeutic element of counselling is in the relationship between us and how it feels for us to work together.

All conversations are supportive, non-judgemental and confidential. To make an enquiry or book your first appointment you can either call me on 07747 007008 or email me here

I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials from clients:

'Cherie was so understanding & flexible. I was very comfortable with disclosing my problems to her and I would definitely use or recommend this counsellor again'

'I cannot convey how much you've helped me. I've implemented some big and positive changes and I've learnt an enormous amount about who I am. Thank you'

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor trained in Humanistic Counselling (based on Transactional Analysis) and I attend on-going workshops for my continued professional development.

I abide by the ethical codes of the BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Under their codes of practice I attend regular supervision sessions to ensure you receive a quality service from me.

My work is underpinned by an eclectic mix of experience from a variety of challenging and interesting roles such as prison work, relapse prevention, mindfulness and corporate background.

Alongside my private practice, I work with a well known mental health charity. I am also a college tutor delivering level 3 Counselling Skills courses to adult students, who wish to become qualified counsellors.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis


Sessions are 50 minutes in length and costs £50.00 per session (Mon-Fri)

I offer a free initial phone call for us to explore what you need and answer any questions you may have.


Day time



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

Offering other acessible services: online counselling, telephone counselling

Types of client

Older adults
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Cherie Smallbones

Cherie Smallbones