Heather Kapelko BA (hons) Counselling, MBACP Accredited, Supervisor, Coach.
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 and I am happy to work creatively with you if this is what you would like. The counselling 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 we 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 an accredited registered member of BACP and work according to their code of practice and ethics.
Please see my website www.abbotswoodcounsellingbristol.co.uk for details of my privacy statement and how I use and protect any information that you give me when using my service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced diploma in Relational Supervision 2019
Ascentis Level 3 Supervision 2015
Clinical Supervisor Bristol Cruse 2014 to date
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 2017
Work coach 2000 to date
I also under take continual professional development to update my practice each year.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For the initial individual session of 30 minutes the charge is £15.
For couples the first session is 50 minutes and the charge is £25.
At this session we can meet and see if you feel I am the right counsellor to work with you.
After the initial session, all sessions are 50 minutes in length.
I charge my fees according to my clients circumstances those being:-
Couples £45.00 per session
Waged earners £35.00 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 can not access my home through illness.
Missed sessions are charged at the full sessional rate.
Short term counselling work usually lasts anywhere between 1 to 12 sessions. This is useful for times of crisis or for focusing on specific problems or difficulties that are being experienced. Longer term work of 12 sessions or more would be useful to explore deeper issues that have been with you for a longer time and have shaped the person you are. These issues may be stopping you from living the life you want to have. By being aware of what has 'shaped' us in this way would be the first step to understanding why we behave in certain ways and can be the first step to changing in a way that may better help you live the life you want.
My practice is based in a dedicated counselling room in my home. There is a step into the garden and two steps into my counselling room. If you feel you are not able to access my room please still enquire as I am able to carry out home visits in the local area. I am a multi faith / non faith liberal viewed counsellor.
Feedback from clients.
I am now feeling a great deal better. The individual support from Heather was perfect for me. She was very understanding and empathetic. I no longer feel alone.
Things are going unbelievably well between us, we are stronger than ever, which is a wonderful feeling to have. We are both growing as a couple and as individuals.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have sessions available from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
"Amazing things can happen when we listen to one another" Hunt (1986) About me as a supervisor.My supervision practice is based on the seven eyed model of supervision by R Shohet and P Hawkins see "Supervision in the Helping Professions" which gives both the supervisor and counsellor a map to work from within each supervision session.I am warmly relational and when working together I would encourage you to bring the client into focus in the room as a unique human being, looking at the work from their perspective through their own lens.