Kate Heavey BA (Hons) MBACP Adults and Couples
Hello and a warm welcome. My name is Kate and I am a passionate, down-to-earth, empathic professionally qualified counsellor. I have over 30 years' experience of people and relationship gained in the counselling, mental health and corporate sectors with the last 10 years specifically in the counselling and mental health sector working with issues such as depression and anxiety.
The reason you are seeking counselling will be personal and unique to you. It could be anything from a life-changing event (past or current), to feeling out of control, to genuine fed-upness with you asking yourself 'how did I get here?'
By the time you get to this page life may be exhausting and feel like a daily battle and how you feel on the inside will be starting to spill out. This could be through increased food / alcohol levels or that you are feeling angry, frustrated, depressed, anxious, lonely, sad or are questioning life. What is probably a given is that your relationships (with yourself and others) are being effected to. The good news....you have made it here and you have decided to invest in yourself and take action.
The benefits of your counselling are really dependent on your own needs yet may include increased self-awareness; improved relationships; realisation of full potential; new opportunities; empowerment; changed outlook; improved self-esteem / confidence; embracing of emotions; healing past trauma or recovery from current wounds.
I work with individual and couples (age 16+) on a face-to-face basis at my practices in Cranleigh and Ripley.
My work includes relationship, addiction (including alcoholism / 12 step work), abuse, mental health issues (anxiety, depression, low mood, anger, etc.), terminal illness (diagnosed and carers), work issues (stress, feeling dissatisfied, redundancy, assertiveness, change of career, etc.) and learning disability clients. Mindfulness can be incorporated (on request).
I am a true advocator of the counselling relationship being on an 'I'm Ok -You're Ok'* basis; you bring your knowledge and experience of you and my role is to be alongside you in your journey listening, reflecting, supporting, tentatively challenging and offering input using my training and fellow life experience. Our successful relationship will be built on mutual honesty, realness, trust and genuineness enabling you to share what is really going on for you in a safe and confidential way away from your everyday life.
With the relationship being paramount to your therapy, I offer your first 60 minute session for the reduced price of £30. This gives an opportunity for you to discuss what brings you to counselling and for us to discuss how we might work together. This is without obligation to book a further appointment.
Please get in touch stating which practice you wish to attend and what counselling times generally suit you. I always endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours yet it is generally sooner.
(Please note I do not pick my voicemails up on Sundays).
Counselling is not always an easy journey yet I absolutely guarantee it is a worthwhile one.
And to leave you with what I consider powerful words:-
"Be the change you want to see in the world' (Gandhi)
Training, qualifications & experience
A long-term volunteer counsellor at a Weybridge hospice working with carers, families and the bereaved.
Voluntary work at RASASC working with rape and / or sexual abused clients (men and women).
Extensive knowledge of addiction / alcoholism (including the 12 step program, AA meetings and reduction groups).
BA (Hons) in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (University of Greenwich)
BACP Registered Member (093164)
Fundamentals of Working with Couples training (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
NCFE 1 - Interpersonal Skills
NCFE 2 - Counselling (Helping) Skills
NCFE 3 - Counselling Skills Theory
As part of continued professional development I regularly attend additional training / workshops and up-to-date details can be found in the 'about Kate' tab on my own counselling website www.harmoniouscounselling.com
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple work includes:-
- Relationship changes (e.g. marriage, parenting)
- Affairs / betrayal
- Loss of ability to talk to one another
- Discussing porn use
- Increased arguments
- Feelings of rejection or avoidance
- Increased intensity of feelings (fear, sadness, resentment, anger, etc.)
- Baggage from old relationships entering current (e.g. trust, trauma, abuse, etc.)
- Lack of sex life / intimacy.
I am a Clarkson trained integrative counsellor and integrate four different approaches: person centred, psychodynamic, existential and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) dependent on the needs of the client. I offer a flexible way of working centred on you, the client(s).
Creative work, mindfulness, visualisations, drawing, poetry, etc. can be incorporated as a way of working alongside talking therapy.
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Initial 60 minute session: £30.
An initial session enables you to discuss what brings you to counselling and how we might work together. This is offered without further obligation.
individual counselling - 60 minutes - £45
Couples counselling - 60 minutes - £60
(90 minute sessions available - add £20 to each price)
Believing that counselling be affordable to all I offer a limited number of low-cost daytime appointments at a reduced rate (£35 individuals, £50 couples) - please ask when enquiring.
Counselling students in training are offered a reduced rate of £35 (I am Clarkson five relational model trained).
I am fully insured and have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check.
Registered BACP number: 093164
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day, evening and Saturday appointments available. Initial session: £30 for 60 minutes. Thereafter 60 minute sessions £45 for individuals and £60 for couples.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|