Katie Cheesman

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MBACP (Accred)
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22
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About me

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

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. The space is yours for as long as you feel you need it. 

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 also a Counselling Tutor at Peter Symonds in Winchester, teaching Counselling to Level 4 students (degree-level).  

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 for all individuals and a reduced first session for couples. This gives us an opportunity to meet and discuss your needs, and to see how counselling feels for you. 

I offer both daytime and evening appointments in a dedicated counselling suite in Basingstoke. 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, young people (16+) and couples 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)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • TA 101 (Peter Symonds)
  • Certificate in Attachment Theory
  • Certificate in Trauma Work

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial in-person session

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

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Katie Cheesman
Katie Cheesman