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Lydia Hutcheson BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred), Dip HE, MNCH (Reg), HPD, NLP

Alresford, Hampshire, SO24
07761 681 117 07761 681 117 Registered / Accredited
Alresford, Hampshire, SO24

About me

At this unusual time of social distancing it is more important than ever to remain connected with others.  If you think you would benefit from talking to someone outside of your home about issues that are concerning you, or if someone you care about is not coping very well, you might like to consider online talking therapy.

Often speaking to someone directly is the only way to discover if we feel happy to work together, so why not get in touch for a confidential no-obligation chat?  I use Skype or Zoom to have virtual face-to-face meetings with clients to be able to offer support whilst remaining safe at home. 

Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk to a qualified and impartial professional who will listen to you in a non-judgemental way, in a safe, confidential environment, helping you to find the solutions to present day issues or long-term issues from your past.

Mindfulness Meditation offers us an excellent framework to cope with the current situation: focussing on the present moment situation rather than obsessively worrying about things that haven't happened.  I can help to guide you through some useful practices to help you.

Life coaching can also help you if you are lacking direction or motivation and you need help getting your life back on track.  I can support you to take control of your life by examining your beliefs and uncovering any obstacles to change.  We can then work together to enhance your abilities and develop new skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
  • BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling
  • DipHE in Humanistic Counselling
  • MNCH (Reg) Hypnotherapist
  • HPD Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Levels 1,2 and 3 in Counselling
  • Assertiveness training
  • TA 101
  • Enhanced CRB check

My interest in therapy began when people would naturally come and talk to me when they needed a good listener and then told me they found it really helpful. This led to my interest in taking more formal training. I enjoy learning about how people behave, and the professional training alongside my own personal therapy has enabled me to gain a deeper insight into myself and others.

Since starting my training in 2004 I have worked in various settings from volunteering in specialist agencies to short-term work with University students.  I set up in private practice in 2012 where I work with a range of issues, however I specialise in working with anxiety using a combination of approaches to help.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness meditation, Childhood issues, Life coaching, Loss, Sleep problems, Boarding School

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I offer a no-obligation initial 15 minute phone call or Skype or Zoom session in order for you to 'meet'  me and decide whether or not you would like to work with me and to decide what type of therapy would best suit your needs.  If you then decide to go ahead we can arrange a mutually convenient time to 'meet' on a weekly basis.  This will be reviewed after six weeks to ensure that you are getting what you need from our sessions.

For ongoing sessions my fee is £60 for a 60 minute session.

I offer concessions for keyworkers £50 for a 60 minute session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

Please visit my website for further information. I look forward to hearing from you.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Weekdays only

Types of client

Older adults
Lydia Hutcheson BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred), Dip HE, MNCH (Reg), HPD, NLP

Lydia Hutcheson BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred), Dip HE, MNCH (Reg), HPD, NLP