Poppy Bishop

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MBACP registered Humanistic Counsellor with Distinction
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25
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About me

Hello my name is Poppy and I run a private counselling service in Overton Hampshire that helps individuals and couples discover and plan a way forward.
I know that, for many, even the thought of beginning counselling can be daunting. I hope that my non-judgemental, informal, and flexible style makes that first step easier to manage.

I have worked with clients from all walks of life. This has provided me with a deep insight and a practical view of the problems that people are facing in historic and current times.

Because the range of challenges that people face in their lives is so diverse, I take an integrated approach to counselling – drawing on humanistic, person-centred, and CBT theories. I see the counselling process as collaborative – we will work together to establish your aims and objectives and build a plan to not only achieve them, but gain the tools to overcome problems you’ll face in the future.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am here to help my clients find a way forward and work with them to bring harmony and fulfilment to their lives.

I work with clients face to face at my private practice in Overton Hampshire, as well as virtual (video) and telephone sessions. 
There is ample free parking available which is a 2 minute walk to my practice.

You will find more in-depth information on my website, so please take a moment when you have time to have a look. Poppybishopcounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis with Distinction

I have worked extensively with clients from all walks of life. Whether it was depression or low mood, a lack of respect and recognition in their personal life or at work, health issues, cancer, palliative care, trauma, anxiety, bereavement, emotional distress due to separation or divorce, loss of a job, bullying, low self esteem, retirement, anxiety, along with other issues that have effected a clients every day life.

Aside from my private practice, I worked within the NHS for cancer services at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust for 13 years as the lead counsellor and managed a voluntary counselling team for cancer services and palliative care. I also ran psychological skills training days for Doctors, Nurses and Consultants that work within Cancer and Palliative Care Services for the Trust.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Palliative care


£70.00 - £120.00

Additional information

Individual counselling

£70 per session between 9am - 5pm
£80 per session between 7am - 9am and 5pm - 7pm

Couples counselling

£100 per session between 9am - 5pm
£120 per session between 7am - 9am and 5pm - 7pm

Each appointment is 50 minutes 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note that the areas with a tick only indicate the days and hours that I work, availability during these days will vary. 

Overton, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Poppy Bishop
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