About me

Hello, I am Polly, I am a person-centred counsellor with several years of experience working in NHS Primary Care. I offer a professional, calm, supportive and confidential space for you to discuss and reflect on what is troubling you. Together we will set out to carefully explore your feelings and your concerns to try to understand them more deeply.    

We will explore your world and the possibilities to promote constructive change, empowerment and to build your resilience. I receive regular clinical supervision to support my work and am committed to ongoing professional development.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work is in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
  • Cruse Foundation course in Bereavement Care
  • DBS enhanced check
  • BACP OU Working Online course

I have worked as a counsellor in GP surgeries and therefore have experience of working with many issues (listed below) including relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I have also worked closely with bereavement and loss as a Cruse Bereavement volunteer for five years.

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.

Therapies offered

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Additional information

£50 per session

Sessions are one hour

Please give 24 hours notice for cancellations or full fee will be charged..


Please contact me to discuss availability.

Further information

I will respond to your enquiry as soon as I am able to.

Chipping Norton

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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Polly Hockaday

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