Heather Kapelko BA (hons) Counselling, MBACP Accredited, Supervisor, Coach.
If you are reading this you may well be in crisis or are being challenged by a life issue and are asking what can Heather do to help me?
I have been a counsellor and work coach for over eight years and have helped many people with all types of different challenges and losses. I would describe myself as an integrative counsellor with a person centred heart, which means that I use techniques from different modes of counselling that will best suit you and your needs. This would be a collaborative process where you are met in a relationship which is warm, accepting,non-judgemental and empathic. By having me 'in your corner', together we can help you find the answers to the questions you seek. My hope is that you would feel supported and held by me.
Being a lady of mature years I have a lot of life experience that I bring to my counselling practice.
I am a registered accredited member of BACP and work according to their code of practice and ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Supervisor Bristol Cruse 2014
BA (Hons) Counselling - University of Gloucestershire 2012
Private Practice 2011
FdSc counselling - University of Bristol 2010
Counsellor with Bristol Mind - 2011
Counsellor with Bristol Cruse - 2005 to date
Work coach 2000 to date
I also under take continual professional development to update my practice each year.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For the initial individual session of 30 minutes the charge is £15.
For couples the first session is 50 minutes and the charge is £25.
At this session we can meet and see if you feel I am the right counsellor to work with you.
After the initial session, all sessions are 50 minutes in length.
I charge my fees according to my clients circumstances those being:-
Couples £45.00 per session
Waged earners £35.00 per session.
I have a couple of concessionary places at a reduced rate available for clients who are on benefits - please inquire if you feel this describes your circumstances.
I also make home visits in the local area to those people who are not able to get to the family centre.
Missed sessions are charged at the full sessional rate.
Short term counselling work usually lasts anywhere between 1 to 12 sessions. This is useful for times of crisis or for focusing on specific problems or difficulties that are being experienced. Longer term work of 12 sessions or more would be useful to explore deeper issues that have been with you for a longer time and have shaped the person you are. These issues may be stopping you from living the life you want to have. By being aware of what has 'shaped' us in this way would be the first step to understanding why we behave in certain ways and can be the first step to changing in a way that may better help us live the life we want.
My practice is based in the family centre, 'quiet room' attached to my local church. That being said I am a multi faith / non faith liberal viewed counsellor.
I have an interest in creative writing and use this if it will help my clients in our work together.
Feedback from clients.
I am now feeling a great deal better. The individual support from Heather was perfect for me. She was very understanding and empathetic. I no longer feel alone.
Things are going unbelievably well between us, we are stronger than ever, which is a wonderful feeling to have. We are both growing as a couple and as individuals.
I want to say thank you for supporting me through a very difficult time in my life, you have helped me to find courage and strength to carry on.
I feel so much better now and have lost seven pounds. I want to thank you so much as I couldn't have done it without you Heather.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have sessions available from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
"Amazing things can happen when we listen to one another" Hunt (1986).View supervision profile