Kate Sapara - Dip.Couns, Registered MBACP
I work with adults, children, young people and families who want to explore and move beyond difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
My theoretical perspective is Humanistic. Being empathic and non-judgemental is of upmost importance to me in order to help you access and understand your feelings. The goal of most therapy is to restore balance and so in our work together we are likely to explore what's happening inside yourself and in the environment and how the two relate. I may also invite you to look into your past for the light it can shine on how you respond and relate in your day to day life now. Being Integrative gives me the advantage of being able to draw from a range of approaches to suit you and your unique needs and preferences.
In our initial 30 minute consultation, which I offer free of charge, we will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling and how together we might fulfil any expectations or desired outcome you might have. This time together will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. It is human connection and acceptance that makes therapy productive so our relationship will be key to you feeling safe in exploring your feelings and experiences.
In further sessions, as we work towards a greater understanding of what is going on for you, an important part of the healing process will be in recognising and validating your feelings. Although my approach is predominantly 'talking therapy' some clients find creative approaches helpful, such as sand tray, art work, visualisation, body awareness and breath-work. These may include coping techniques/skills for use outside of sessions. Our work together will be a collaborative process, keeping your goals very much in mind throughout.
The therapeutic process can bring deeply held emotions to the surface, the idea of which may initially be daunting. However, it can also be comforting, enriching, exciting and empowering, where real and lasting change can take place.
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can be found on the BACP Register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
My qualifications include the BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Wealden Psychology Institute) specialising in three main approaches;
Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
Alongside my private practice I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer for the charity Time 4 Children (reg.1111837) and assist in training and supervising their practitioners in supporting children, with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues, in schools. I have worked in St Catherine's Hospice counselling anticipatory and bereaved adult clients and have specialised training and experience with Headway, working with clients with Acquired Brain Injury.
I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and in my commitment to continuing professional development I have additional training in: Anxiety, Depression, Children, Young People and Families (covering the new BACP requirements), Trans/Gender Identity, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Trauma and Recovery, Personality Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Attachment Disorders, Child Protection and Multi-Agency Safeguarding.
I have current Enhanced DBS Clearances.
I attend regular supervision and have full-cover professional indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I see clients once a week (more often if requested) and my fees are:
Weekdays and evenings (50 mins) - £40
Weekends (50 mins) - £50
I offer long and short-term counselling. The number of sessions you have is, of course, up to you and can be discussed in the first session or/and as therapy progresses.
I offer a limited number of concessionary rates to those on a low income.
Please feel free to email me with any questions prior to meeting.
My office is situated in the centre of Haywards Heath, 10 minutes walk from Haywards Heath mainline station. Free parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and some evening and weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|