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Katie Cheesman (MBACP)

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22
07923 299379 07923 299379

About me

I’m Katie and I’m a warm, empathic and qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I offer individual counselling sessions to adults and young people (16+).

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of counselling and my aim is to establish a supportive environment where you feel able to explore whatever you’re experiencing so we can work through things together. Counselling provides you with an opportunity to learn, grow and develop so you can improve elements of your life.

I have always been passionate about mental health; as well as private practice I have experience working for a Crisis Centre and a College.

I am committed to offering a confidential and ethical service, and have regular supervision and attend relevant workshops / short courses to support my own knowledge and professional development.

It’s really important to find the right counsellor for you, so for that reason I offer a free 30-minute session. This gives us an opportunity to meet and discuss your needs.

I offer both daytime and evening appointments in a dedicated counselling suite in Basingstoke town centre. Please get in touch if you’d like any more information from me or have any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with both adults and young people (16+), in both long and short-term therapy, covering a variety of issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Relationship issues
  • Gender issues
  • Bereavement
  • Feeling sad
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • Family issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Attachment disorder
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Health anxiety
  • Confidence issues
  • Sexuality
  • Loneliness
  • Panic attacks
  • Sex issues
  • Domestic abuse
  • Phobias
  • Carer support


  • Humanistic Counselling Degree (specialising in Transactional Analysis) – Distinction
  • NCFE Levels 1-3 Counselling Skills (Guildford College)
  • TA 101 (Peter Symonds)

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.

Further information

Membership Organisations:

  • BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • HACP - Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • IARTA - International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Katie Cheesman (MBACP)

Katie Cheesman (MBACP)