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

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

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The Birchcliffe Centre
Birchcliffe Rd
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

07967 831053

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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.

When you come to see me, the counselling session is about you, the focus is on you, …

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

I have worked as a Counsellor for 11 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 and also with loss and bereavement , anxiety, low confidence and 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 am the  Counselling Coordinator at the Womencentre Halifax and have worked there for 11 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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Problem solving, parenting and life coaching.


My fees per hour are £45, for individuals,  £55 per couple session.

I charge £60 per supervision session (90 minutes as recommended by the BACP).

Telephone sessions are £40/ per 50 minute session.

I do not offer a free initial session, however I am very happy to speak with potential clients on the phone to discuss the possibility of us working together and to answer any potential queries you may have. I will not charge you for this service.

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 8DG
Halifax, HX1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

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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