Katie Cheesman (MBACP)
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; think of it as an investment in yourself.
I have always been passionate about mental health; alongside private practice I work 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:
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Gender issues
- Feeling sad
- Family issues
- Emotional Abuse
- Attachment disorder
- Separation and Divorce
- Health anxiety
- Confidence issues
- Panic attacks
- Sex issues
- Domestic abuse
- Carer support
As well as private practice, I work at a college supporting young people and at a Crisis Centre.
- Humanistic Counselling Degree (specialising in Transactional Analysis) – Distinction
- NCFE Levels 1-3 Counselling Skills (Guildford College)
- TA 101 (Peter Symonds)
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- HACP - Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- IARTA - International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis