An introduction to our Lead Counsellor

We are delighted to introduce you to the new Lead Counsellor of the Wellbeing and Supportive Care Service, Poppy Bishop.   Poppy has been working within the NHS for Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust since 2009 as the lead counsellor for cancer services and palliative care. She is a member of the BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Over the years, Poppy has developed a combination of interpersonal skills using a varied integrative approach. Offering counselling sessions for individuals, couples, families and young adults. Because the range of challenges that people face in their lives are so diverse, Poppy is known to take an integrated approach to counselling – drawing on humanistic and person centred ideas. Seeing the counselling process as collaborative –together you will look at what your aims and objectives might be and look at how you can work together to achieve them.



Poppy has worked with clients from all walks of life, which has provided with a deep insight and a practical view of the problems that people are facing in historic and current times, with regards to their professional and personal life. Whether it is depression due to lack of respect and recognition at work, death of a close family member, emotional distress due to separation, hypersensitivity, loss of job, or any other issues that is affecting your every day life. 

Later this year Poppy and her new team of counsellors will be working within the New Wellbeing Service based at Basingstoke Hospital. The introduction of this service and the new team ensures that going forward there will be a reduction in waiting times and patients will no long worry about finding safe, timely and appropriate support outside of their core treatment. Patients will be signposted and referred to this service by their Clinical Nurse Specialist.