Kathy Saville. MBACP (REG) MA. BA . BSC.

Kathy Saville. MBACP (REG) MA. BA . BSC.

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The Hebden Therapy Centre C I C
9 Wragley House
Valley Road
West Yorkshire

Calderdale WomenCentre
23 Silver Street
West Yorkshire

07967 831053

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The Hebden Therapy Centre C I C
9 Wragley House
Valley Road
West Yorkshire

Calderdale WomenCentre
23 Silver Street
West Yorkshire

07967 831053

About me

"Between the idea And the reality... Falls the Shadow" T.S. Eliot.
I get the shadow ...

Hello and welcome to this page- I imagine it must have been quite a journey to get to this point - so I would just like to welcome you before I say anything about me.

The session is about you, the focus is on you, but sometimes its hard to know what you mean, or how to say what you feel. My particular skill is in getting that and getting you to know what it is you feel and how to be able to articulate it; sometimes for the first time to yourself, and then maybe if you need to, to someone else.

I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor with over 3000 hours of individual 1:1 counselling experience. I work with both men and women and I currently work in a woman's centre, in private practice and on a national counselling helpline.
I was previously a health professional( physiotherapist) both within the NHs and in private practice for 25 years plus.

I currently manage groups around self awareness and well-being in Halifax and work with individual Counselling clients in Hebden Bridge and Halifax town centre.

I work with integrity, in a very open and honest way with whatever issues you would like to bring.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, registered Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Relevant qualifications

As well as my health professional skills, I am a qualified Acupuncturist and Aromatherapist and have post degree level qualifications in creative writing and drama- I bring all, none or some of these skills into my practice according to my clients comfort levels.My counsellor training is integrative and includes TA, Person centred, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and some CBT- again these approaches are used and discarded according to client need and preference.

Working experience

I have set up and delivered a Counselling services in 5 Sure Start Centres in Huddersfield and I ran my own practice in Rochdale, whilst working for Leeds Counselling.I have worked in an IAPT service with Insight therapies in Calderdale which provides structured short term counselling (up to 6 sessions)and I have worked long term with clients- up to 2 years doing delicate explorative work, both within organisations and in private practice. I have worked at the Womancentre halifax for 8 years.
My experience is very broad but I regard myself as most practiced at working with trauma and abuse including childhood, adult and domestic and sexual abuse and in working with clients who have, or are being bereaved.I have also worked extensively with relationship issues and on self awareness and low self esteem.

narrative therapy, CBT techniques for self help, safeguarding- adults and children, domestic abuse, anxiety management,depression, phobias,OCD, trauma management including sexual trauma,suicide prevention,stress management,working with the inner child,Facets of self- psychosynthesis,time limited therapy, substance misuse,5 ways to wellbeing, self harm, working with bereavement and terminal care and drug and alcohol awareness.

Psycho educational individual and group work delivered


  • well-being
  • self awareness
  • self esteem
  • assertiveness
  • confidence building
  • problem solving
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loneliness
  • sleep and relaxation
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • anger

I work well with people of all backgrounds and class and I am not easily shocked.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My charges for a 50 minute session are £35.

Maps & Directions

Valley Road, HX7 7BN
Halifax, HX1 1JN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evening appointments are available in Hebden Bridge. Daytime appointments in Halifax and Hebden Bridge.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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