Kathy Saville

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MBACP (REG) MA. BA .Supervisor
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Altrincham WA14 & West Yorkshire OL14
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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 … but I bring myself to the session, so that the experience is a real and genuine experience in which we both participate.

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 15 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 adults and I am a qualified supervisor.

I currently work mostly in private practice with individual clients but am also responsible for supervision with several organisations including a specialist domestic abuse service and work as a clinical supervisor with experienced individual counsellors and trainee counsellors.  Previously I worked for many years on a national counselling helpline,  and in employees assistance work. I have worked extensively in  face to face work but I now practice exclusively online and by telephone. 

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 for many years on a national counselling helpline and in work Wellbeing and with numerous EAP companies.

I was the Counselling Coordinator at the Womencentre Halifax and worked there for over 12 years until the start of 2020. I now supervise counsellors within the Thrive and survive team at Bradford specialising in domestic abuse. I work in private practice online and by telephone and specialise in supervision but also have individual private counselling clients.

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 in February 2010.

My supervision training was a mixture of Person Centred, Gestalt and TA and I qualified at the Manchester institute of Psychotherapy in March 2018.

I am registered to provide counselling and supervision with Leeds Beckett university and with Salford university. I also supervise students from Leeds college and counsellors in private practice, as well as counsellors with the Bradford Survive and Thrive team.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Problem solving, parenting and life coaching. I have worked a lot with neuro diversity, also with supervising counsellors who are neuro diverse.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fees per hour are £50, for individual counselling sessions.

I charge £60 per hour for supervision and £80 per 1.5 hours.

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 .

"I offer you much gratitude and warm appreciation for your insightful and kind guidance during my sessions with you.

Our sessions have had such a positive impact on the issues I faced and also less expectedly, on my wider confidence and ability to navigate life.

I found the balance between you listening and offering thoughts and suggestions to be just what I needed.

Heartfelt thanks. "

Elisabeth.  (November 23.)

Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14

West Yorkshire, OL14

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I am an Integrative Supervisor, trained in PC, Gestalt and a TA approach.Please feel free to contact me re a potential supervisory relationship.

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Kathy Saville
Kathy Saville