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Sometimes things just don’t seem right, we may feel angry, anxious or sad but don’t really know why. We can become ‘stuck’ in a way of life, a relationship or a career that is no longer rewarding. It can be difficult to talk these issues through with those who are closest to us, but equally the prospect of counselling may seem quite daunting. I understand this, and work in a warm, relational way, offering you the opportunity to talk things through in a safe and confidential environment. I will truly listen without judging or criticising you.

Do you feel stressed, worried, depressed, angry, confused, lost? Suffering from work-related problems, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, general anxiety? Does is seem that life has lost its spark? Talking things through with a trained professional can help you find your way.

I offer general counselling to adults and young people from 16 for a wide range of issues, such as life changes, relationships, work, low self-confidence, anxiety, stress, and bereavement. Teenagers often come for counselling because of the pressure of school work, friendship groups, eating issues, and family relationships. It can be really helpful for them to talk things through in confidence with someone who will truly listen and understand.

I also have a great interest in the human-companion animal bond, and understand how important a part our pets play in our lives. I offer counselling for pet-related issues, such as re-homing, treatment options, when to say goodbye, and pet bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, accredited by the BACP and validated by the University of Middlesex.

I also hold the following:

  • L2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling awarded by the CPCAB
  • L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by the CPCAB
  • L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies awarded by the CPCAB
  • Certificate of Transactional Analysis 101 awarded by the Institute of Transactional Analysts
  • Certificate in Counselling Young People
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a member of the Society for Companion Animal Studies.

I have worked with teenagers and with adults of all ages for a wide range of issues, and am committed to improving the quality of my service by attending regular clinical supervision sessions, and by ongoing professional development.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling for pet owners

Pet bereavement


Additional information

£50 per 50-minute session

Concessions for students on a recognised counselling course


Appointments available daytime and evenings

Further information

My practice is based in central Basingstoke, with very easy access from the M3 and A33. There is parking very close by.

Olive Villas
6 Chequers Road
RG21 7PU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Ground floor room with outside step

Christine Bailey

Christine Bailey