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my journey

After years of working in Emergency Care I embarked on my Counselling training. Initially with an
introduction to counselling skills. During this 13 week course I gained a true sense of myself and was
inspired to pursue my self-awareness journey. I continued my study and graduated in 2018 with a
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
I worked as a student counsellor at the Andover Crisis Centre and continued with this role once
qualified, during which time I adapted my training to work with each individual client. In January 2021 I set up my private practice, offering walking, talking, therapy sessions. Due to the pandemic, meeting one other person for a walk was the only option for meeting with clients face to face. Walking, Talking,Therapy was born out of necessity, however it ignited a passion for working in nature and making counselling accessible for those who don't connect with the idea of traditional therapy. The majority of my client work is nature based and I focus my continued professional development in this area.

One size does not fit all and I am passionate about creating a tailored therapeutic journey for my clients, providing the opportunity for zoom, phone and face to face sessions from my garden therapy room in Andover, Hampshire.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work
within their ethical framework, ensuring a confidential and non-judgemental environment. 


Hope Randall-Mackay

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For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction

-Cynthia Occelli 

Your Counselling Journey 

Life doesn't always pan out as we expect, its very easy to become overloaded, confused and left feeling powerless. During these times it can be overwhelming to find your way back to a sense of normality. Wanting change and making changes are two very different things. Counselling can provide relief, freedom, empowerment and Hope, highlighting the strength in our vulnerability. 

There are many reasons people seek counselling such as depression, low mood, anxiety, bereavement, relationship breakdown and stress. To be honest the list is endless and your experience and reason for considering counselling is individual to you.  


Whether you are experiencing unrest in your life or wanting to gain further awareness about yourself, knowing where to start when it comes to finding the right counsellor for you can be a daunting task. 

I offer a free 20 minute consultation that will enable you to get a feel for the therapeutic relationship we could build before making any financial commitment.    




Contact Me

Having experienced my own crisis in life I am a firm believer in the power of a holistic approach and I advocate a healthy mind and body for all my clients. I understand taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting and knowing where to start can feel overwhelming, it's okay to feel this way.There is no expectation from me, come as you are and I will accept you.

If you would like to book an initial call please use the 'book a call' button below.This allows you to book in an initial free consultation, during this time if you decide you would like to work with me we can look at available session slots.


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