Kat Hampson

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Prof. Dip. PsyC
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Gosport, Hampshire, PO12
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About me

I offer face-to-face, online & telephone counselling to adults aged 18 and over, with in-person appointments available in the Elson & Hardway area of Gosport, Hampshire. You are welcome to stick to one type of session, or you can use a blend, which can be useful if you're not always local. 

I am trained as an integrative counsellor with person-centred counselling as my basis alongside some of the skills used in other models, such as CBT, Psychodynamic therapy, Psychoanalysis, and Transactional Analysis. This means that I am able to tailor my approach to the individual needs of my clients, as everyone is unique and we all have different ways of processing our thoughts and emotions.

I have always been interested in mental health and I feel passionate that the mental health issues that we all face from time-to-time should be treated with the same compassion and professionalism as physical health issues. Just like physical conditions, some mental health issues are fairly mild and we are able to overcome them without much help; however, some things feel too much or too confusing for us to be able to get through without assistance, whether that be from a medical professional or a therapist depending on the problem.

Seeking help from a counsellor can feel quite daunting at first, which is why I offer a safe space for you to explore your issues at your own pace. I am able to work with either long or short-term clients and I will not pressure you to talk about anything that you are not willing or ready to. This does not necessarily mean that counselling will be an easy process, it can sometimes be upsetting to remember and talk about things that have affected you in the past but working through them in a counselling setting can help you to make sense of things and move past them.

There are many issues that bring people to counselling, such as:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Panic attacks
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Abuse, either current or historic
  • Bereavement & loss
  • PTSD and CPTSD
  • Behavioural issues, i.e. bad habits
  • Weight loss
  • Anger

Throughout our work together, I will provide a safe space for you to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely and without judgement. We can work on understanding your emotions and how mental health issues can affect us (e.g. how anxiety works, or why some traumatic events can have a lasting effect) We can also spend time learning some new, healthier coping skills and strategies to help you manage daily life going forwards. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society (membership no: NCS16-03086) and I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). I hold a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory, and a Certificate in Counselling Skills & Hypnotherapy.

Prior to and since my counselling training, I worked for many years in GP surgeries, starting in reception and working through to practice management; my most recent role was as Counsellor & Wellbeing Service Manager for a primary care mental health service. Working within the NHS has not only taught me the importance of confidentiality but also compassion and empathy towards those from all walks of life.

I was fortunate to also complete my counselling training placement in a GP Surgery where I worked with a wide variety of clients who were seeking help with a range of different issues.

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Accredited register membership

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions are one-to-one and last 60 minutes, usually on a weekly basis; however, I am also able to work fortnightly where required.

Each session will cost £50. 

Sessions are paid for at least 48 hours in advance by bank transfer, or in cash at the start of the session.

Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours advance notice will be charged at the full session rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer face-to-face sessions all day on Mondays, and between 9:30am and 3:30pm Tuesdays. Online and telephone sessions are available all day Wednesdays and Thursdays

Further information

I enjoy working with all clients, no matter their issues, however, I am particularly interested in those with anxiety, trauma, and anger.

I have experience working with a wide variety of clients and can work on a long or short term basis to suit your needs. I can offer a free 20 minute consultation so that you can ask me any questions you may have about the way I work, as well as giving you the opportunity to see if I'm the right therapist for you. 

Gosport, Hampshire, PO12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

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Kat Hampson
Kat Hampson