About me

I am an outdoor counsellor based in Andover Hampshire, providing walking, talking therapy as well as zoom and phone sessions. 

Walking, talking, therapy sessions create a more relaxed feel to counselling and combine the benefits of being out in nature and counselling in one.  During our sessions, we are using both the left and right side of our brain which helps you to process the information discussed with greater ease.

I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA), this theory looks at how we communicate with others and with ourselves. Providing the knowledge and understanding to 'look at the past, in the present for a better future'.

I am passionate about providing a tailor made counselling experience for my clients to ensure you feel heard in our sessions. 

If you would like to find out more about how I work, I provide a free 20 minute phone consultation and I welcome your call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. 

During my training, I worked as a volunteer counsellor for Andover Crisis Centre and remained in this post once qualified as I am aware of the importance of making counselling accessible for all. 

I have over 10 years of experience in Emergency Care and it was working in this environment that highlighted my passion for counselling and being able to connect with others in a non judgemental way. I now run Hope counselling full time since leaving the NHS. 

I also provide couples counselling having completed my couples training with Psychotherapist Jennie Miller; I work to her TA model. 

I invest in my skills with my continued professional development (CPD) and focus this around working in nature and outdoor therapy. 

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.


Additional information

Session time: 1 hour - walking talking 

  • 50 mins - phone and zoom 
  • session price: £40

Couples Counselling 

  • session time: 90 minutes 
  • session price: £85


Type of session

In person
Hope Randall-Mackay

Hope Randall-Mackay