Cherie Smallbones MBACP
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, Basingstoke and Stockbridge.
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:
- Addiction/Substance misuse
- 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/Divorce/Affairs
- 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 book your first appointment you can either call me on 07395 273997 or email 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 a 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Offering other acessible services: online counselling, telephone counselling
Day time, Evenings, Saturday on request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|