Katrina Healey BA PGCE Dip. Coaching MSc Counselling Psychology MBACP (Accred)
Katrina Healey - BA (Hons) PGCE Dip. Coaching MSc MBACP (Accred.)
I offer integrative person-centred solution focused therapy, CBT, play/ children's therapy (under 11s) and personal development coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment.
I work with both short term interventions and long term support depending on your requirements. I will work alongside you in a non-judgmental, confidential, empathic way which will allow you the time and space to make sense of and face whatever issues you have to enable you to move forward.
How I work
For both therapy and coaching, I work in a ‘person-centred’ way, which is counselling speak for putting you at the centre of the work. There are no set agendas, and as you are the most important person in the relationship - your hour will be all about you, giving you the head-space to make sense of what is going on in your life.
Being person-centred means that I will not judge you, but rather will enter your world to support you to make choices and changes to your thinking, emotions and actions. I offer empathy, not sympathy to empower you to gain clarity and growth.
I am based near Walsall Arboretum in a light, relaxing room. I have disabled access and ample, free parking. I am passionate about the power of nature to support healing and also offer outdoors therapy/ ecopsychology. I also work as a Pets as Therapy (PaT) team with my dog as required.
Areas I cover
I work with children and adults encountering:
- Anxiety and Panic
- Bereavement and loss
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Family and relationship problems
- Postnatal depression
- Low self-esteem
- Work/ life balance
- Conflict management
- Influencing skills
- Lack of motivation
- Career progression/ change
- Start-up businesses
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accreditated member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I have over twenty years’ experience in personal development with a background in management consultancy, coaching, training, teaching and therapy.
In addition to my private practice I work in an agency dealing with GP referrals for anxiety and depression; a women’s aid charity for domestic and sexual abuse; and a national children’s charity as a play therapist in a local primary school.
- MSc degree from Keele University in Counselling Psychology
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Talking Achievement Coach (West Midlands Secondary Schools Programme)
- UK College of Life Coaching Accredited Life Coach
- Diploma in Coaching for Business Performance and Course trainer (Newcastle College)
- PGCE Primary with QTS
- Enhanced Makaton certification
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Practice)
- Understanding Autism Level 2 Open College Network
Recent Training Courses:
- UK Mental Health First Aid (2015) and Mental Health First Aid - Youth (2016)
- Couples counselling certificate (2017)
- Nature as Co Therapist (accredited by the BACP/ Keele University)
- Safeguarding and Child Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness (Black Country Women’s Aid)
As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics and have regular professional clinical supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Availability and Fees
I currently work Monday to Thursday daytimes; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings; and Saturday mornings. My sessions cost £45 per hour with concessions available, including a non-paying eco therapy slot per week.
I work either face to face in my practice room; side by side outdoors; or by telephone or Skype. I also offer email and telephone support for coaching clients (please contact me for more information).
With my corporate/ school clients, I work either out of my practice or your organisation, depending on specific requirements. I also offer training workshops and meeting facilitation.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually weekly or fortnightly.
I offer a free, initial 30 minute session where we can discuss how we might work together, what challenges you wish to work on, and answer any questions you have.
There is absolutely no obligation to return for a full session, as we may not be suited to each other, and it is important that you find a therapist/ coach who you feel you would be able to work with to gain the most out of the sessions. Here we could discuss our ‘contract’ – our agreement to how we will work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday daytimes
Saturday mornings (8.30am - 12pm)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|