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

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

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Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

07967 831053

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Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

07967 831053

About me

"Between the idea And the reality... Falls the shadow" TS Eliot.

I get the shadow.

Sometimes it's hard to know what you feel, or how you feel and even harder to be able to express it - to yourself, never mind to someone else; my particular skill is in getting that and helping you to get that.  Once the feelings are identified and understood we are able to unpick what it is that's actually going on and deal with it in a way that feels comfortable and possible for you.

Approaching any professional as a potential client, I would expect them to be safe, qualified and experienced.

In a counselling relationship I would want more than that -

I would want someone bright,quick, quirky maybe, with a different way of looking at things than the way I do.Maybe someone who might pick up on something that I'd missed or couldn't see, someone who would "get me"... fast - so that I didn't have to waste my time, my energy and my money on explaining myself, setting the scene, accommodating that professional.

Before I came to see that professional, I would already have looked at what I could do, what I might do,what could work and what I knew already, didn't. So I wouldn't want to start from that place ,I would want to be further along, I would want that counsellor to respect that, to help me, to work with me easily, in a way that felt natural and comfortable for me but without dumbing down or patronising me - or worse using counsellor speak...

This and structure and empathy and understanding and clarity of vision,combined with warmth, wit and honesty I can offer you.

I have worked as a Counsellor for 10 years and have a very broad base and depth of experience.

I have worked particularly  with trauma and sexual/ physical/ domestic abuse and unequal emotional relationships of all kinds, including working relationships.

I have worked extensively with loss and bereavement  and with anxiety, low confidence and on building low self esteem.

I work with individuals and couples and and am a qualified supervisor.

I currently work in private practice , on a national counselling helpline, in a Woman's centre and in employees assistance, telephone counselling.

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

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

Training, qualifications & experience

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

I am a qualified supervisor with a certificate in Supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy

Working experience

I started working as a Counsellor in 2008.
I have set up and delivered Counselling services in 5 Sure Start Centres in Huddersfield  and worked for Leeds Counselling.

I have worked in an IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies service ) with Insight therapies in Calderdale which provides structured short term counselling (up to 6 sessions) for individuals within the NHS and I have worked long term with clients- up to 3 years doing delicate explorative work, both within organisations and in private practice.

I have worked at the Womencentre Halifax for 10 years.

My background is in Arts and as a Health Professional for 25 years (Physiotherapist)

Psycho educational individual and group work delivered whilst counselling


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

For Counsellors/Psychologically Interested Parties

My Counselling training was Integrative, I am primarily Person Centred, but use TA, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, Existentialist, Solution focussed and some CBT techniques.I qualified at Sheffield hallam University.

My supervision training was a mixture of Person Centred, Gestalt and TA and I qualified at the Manchester institute of Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fees per hour are £40,

I charge a flat rate whether seeing counselling clients, students, couples or supervisees.

Supervisees require an hour and a half as per BACP recommendations and I recommend an hour and a half per couple session.

Further information

  • Testimonial

"I think its difficult to explain just how perceptive kathy is and how quickly she can understand where you are at and where you may need/like to be.

I met her when I was very nearly in complete crisis and she helped me so professionally and empathically. She spotted things that other teams hadn't noticed and I can never thank her enough for her genuinely life changing work in supporting me"

Sophia .

Maps & Directions

Hebden Bridge, HX7
Halifax, HX1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Evening and daytime appointments are available in Hebden Bridge. Early afternoon Halifax.Please contact me as I am flexible depending on what work you want to do.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an integrative supervisor, trained in Person centred, Gestalt and a TA approach, please contact me if you wish to explore a potential supervisory relationship.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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