Heather Kapelko BA (hons) Counselling, Registered MBACP, Supervisor, Coach.

Heather Kapelko BA (hons) Counselling, Registered MBACP, Supervisor, Coach.


07724 639361

About me

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 I 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 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

It is a requirement of the counselling profession that I under take continual professional development to update my practice each year.

Examples of these are :-
Working with clients who have suicidal thoughts 2010
Working with severe and enduring psychological distress 2011
Working with trauma and PTDS 2011
Introduction to CBT 2011
Creative writing - word and spirit 2011
Brief therapy 2012
Over coming anger and irritability CBT 2013
Over coming grief CBT 2013
Clinical supervision 2014
Coaching 2015

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching
Workplace coaching


I have sessions available from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday.

For the initial session of 30 minutes I charge £10 (£20 for couples). At this session we can meet and see if you feel I am the right counsellor to work with you.

After the initial session, further sessions are 50 minutes in length.
I charge my fees according to my clients circumstances those being:-
Couples £40.00 per session
Waged earners £30.00 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.

From 1.2.16 my fees will be :-

For the initial session of 30 minutes £15 (£25 for couples).
Couples £45 per session
Waged earners £35.00 per session
Concessionary places are still available at a reduced rate for those people who are on benefits.

Further information

I am willing to work on a short term or long term basis.

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, empathic and I no longer feel alone.

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

Bristol, BS37

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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