Kay Zega,MA,Dip Therapeutic Counselling,Adv Dip(Couns),MBACP,MNCS(Accr),AVR Reg
Stress, anxiety, worry, fear, sadness, confidence/self esteem, depression, grief/loss, anger/conflict, relationship problems can devastate your usual ability to cope, impacting on every aspect of your life. The resulting emotional turmoil can be overwhelming, exhausting, leaving you feeling lonely, isolated and scared.
As well as considerable experience helping others with these issues, I myself have suffered and successfully overcome them at different times in my life.
Counselling is About ‘Therapeutic Change’ (change for the better/personal empowerment).
Whatever is causing your distress it shows strength, not weakness, to seek support from a professional to whom you can talk, in confidence about your distress; who treats you with respect and doesn't judge; someone not involved but who is committed to helping you work out what's best for you, all things considered.
Choose Your Counsellor/Psychotherapist Carefully
Choosing someone with whom to share deeply personal stuff isn't easy. There are an ever increasing number of counsellors/psychotherapists from which to choose. In checking them out, trust your instinct in deciding which of them feel right for you. And remember - if for whatever reason you and they don't 'click' - it is perfectly OK to decide to choose another counsellor/psychotherapist. After all, overcoming whatever is/has been preventing you enjoying life is what is most important.
If my profile resonates, I'll be happy to chat with you. If you then choose me as your counsellor, I will do my best to help you explore and work towards overcoming whatever is/has been causing your distress.
As well as an Accredited/AVR Registered Counsellor, I am also a Positive Life Change Specialist and Holistic Therapist & Teacher. As a mature counsellor, I have 20+ years' experience building trust and helping others find lasting ways of dealing with issues troubling/affecting them and impacting on their self esteem, relationships, career, studies, etc and preventing them living life the way they prefer.
My Counselling Style
is largely humanistic / person-centred and, with your agreement, I integrate CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques, Mindfulness, TA (Transactional Analysis) and aspects of other counselling orientations. My long experience in HR, business, education and holism contribute to my integrative approach and I offer my extensive skills gently, respectfully, appropriately in line with what will best benefit you.
If you choose me as your counsellor for short, medium or longer term work, I will treat you with respect and work with you as the unique human being you are - with all of your talents and limitations. I'll encourage development of a counselling relationship that builds trust and enables you to achieve real growth. I won't tell you what to do. Instead, respecting you as the expert in your own life, I'll assist you in finding your own solutions. And I'll provide support as you examine the pros and cons of different options towards any changes you decide to make.
My motivational, empowering approach is gentle but it also includes respectful challenges to irrational thinking/beliefs and redundant defence mechanisms.
AVR Registered with BACP & NCS
I am Accredited with the National Counselling Society and am a full member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am AVR registered with both.
Where I'm Based/Availability
I operate as a confidential private counsellor in the WR4 area of Worcester. I am not attached to any GP practice. I offer daytime weekday sessions to adults and can usually arrange an initial appointment within 2 weeks.
Please note: I do not offer evening or weekend appointments.
Ring or email me
For a no obligation chat about how counselling sessions with me might help you with your stress, anxiety, worry, fear, confusion, sadness, grief, depression, anger, relationship problems, ring me on 01905 26002 or email me on via this website.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Learning & Development); Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Counselling; CertEd; Advanced Holistic/Complementary Therapy qualifications.
Throughout my career roles - secretarial, managerial, then director posts; college lecturer positions; practitioner/teacher of holistic therapies & spiritual development; and counsellor/positive life change specialist - it has been a privilege to be involved in the development of those ready to embrace change.
Having extensive teaching experience (supported by training and further/higher education teaching qualifications), in addition to my private counselling practice I have taught stress management; anger/conflict resolution; building better relationships; and other positive life change workshops.
I am a lifelong learner and committed to continuing personal & professional development. This helps keep me up to date with advances in counselling and associated therapies, furthers my understanding and increases my skills so that I can best assist clients who choose to work with me in making greater sense of their life.
Past experience in overcoming significant personal, relationship and job-related trauma adds depth to my counselling.
Since 2001 I have specialised in holistic multi-therapies and, in addition to operating as a counsellor, I am a complementary therapist, wellness and positive life change specialist and trainer.
I am bound by BACP's Ethical Framework and by the Codes of Practice of other professional Associations of which I am a member. Memberships include: BACP, National Counselling Society, Healer Foundation & British Complementary Medicine Association.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Telephone counselling available
Fees charged by counsellors can vary considerably. At a time when it may not be easy to justify expenditure on therapy, before opting for the cheapest, do check out what you are getting for your investment in your emotional and mental wellbeing.
My daytime, weekday rates:
£50 per hour
PPP (Peak Principled Performance programme of solution-focused counselling that incorporates complementary therapies for tailored personal development and positive life change)
£65 per hour and a half.
Please note: Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are liable for the full fee.
My private practice is in a quiet location and provides a peaceful place in which to talk things over in confidence. It is close to Worcester Royal Hospital and is within easy reach of junctions 6 & 7 of the M5. There is free parking.
I also offer telephone counselling.
In addition to person-centred integrative counselling, I offer the Peak Principled Performance programme of solution-focused counselling that incorporates complementary therapies for tailored personal development and positive life change.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time Monday to Thursday
Types of client