Kay Sturgess BA (hons) Counselling.
My name is Kay Sturgess and I am a mature, qualified and fully insured Humanistic Counsellor.
I have had a private practice for several years now and I have experience of a range of issues, including loss, bereavement, phobias, trauma, sexual abuse and anxiety. In addition I have gained extensive experience of working with a wide variety of people whilst volunteering for Emotional Support for Carers. Most of my clients come from recommendations from previous clients.
I believe an integral part of counselling is trust which starts with finding a counsellor you feel totally comfortable with. I understand the process of finding and deciding on whom to work with can be daunting, if you would like to call me for an informal chat we can discuss your needs which may allay some anxieties.
In my counselling practice I provide a safe space in which experiences, thoughts and feelings can be explored. As a Humanistic counsellor my aim is to offer a non-judgemental, warm and accepting environment, drawing on a range of mediums including talking, writing, art and visualisation to explore what it is like for you to exist in your life. Sessions are lead by you the client, using methods you are comfortable with, and are paced according to each person's individual needs.
Existing in today’s world is in itself challenging, often exploring the present and/or the past can allow us to have a greater understanding of who we are. How we are each uniquely formed in early life can greatly impact on the person we are today, our behaviours and how we deal with difficult experiences.
My wish for each of my clients is to gain a better understanding of themselves so that they may achieve a greater sense of peace, wholeness, and be happier with themselves in their day to day lives.
On a more formal note I adhere to the ethical code of conduct of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and have regular supervision. I also hold a clean CRB certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Humanistic Counselling BA (hons) Degree
Diploma Humanistic Counselling
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support for Carers
Individuals - £30 per hour
Couples - £45 per hour
Students - £25 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer varied session times from 0900 to 1930 Monday to Friday and 0900 to 1200 some Saturdays and Sundays.