Katrina Healey MSc Counselling Psychology, PGCE, Dip. Coaching, MBACP (Accred)
Katrina Healey - MSc BA (Hons) PGCE Dip. Coaching MBACP (Accred.)
I am an accredited member of the BACP, and a director and professional member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP). I have over twenty years’ experience in personal development with a background in management consultancy, coaching, training, teaching and therapy.
I offer person-centred, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and personal development coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment, either face to face in my practice room, or remotely by telephone, webcam or fully encrypted email - whichever works best for you. As a Director of ACTO, I am fully committed and trained in working online.
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
I offer face to face and online therapy via Zoom, MS Teams, Skype, Doxy.me, WhatsApp video, email and telephone.
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 will make you think and encourage you towards change - therapy is not just chatting, it can be hard work.
I am based near Walsall Arboretum in a light, relaxing room. I have disabled access and ample, free parking. If you prefer to work remotely, as a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO), I am trained in telephone and web-based counselling and take your data security seriously. Online therapy gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which suits you best.
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 accredited 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 with an Employment Assistance Provider; Black Country Women's Aid; Local Authority Children's services and BUPA, and have previously worked for the national children’s charity Place2Be as a therapist using child-led play in a local primary school.
- MSc Counselling Psychology (Keele University)
- Certified Cyber Therapist from the Online Therapy Institute
- Diploma in CBT (University of Western Scotland)
- Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- NLP Master Practitioner
- UK College of Life Coaching Accredited Life Coach
- Diploma in Coaching for Business Performance and Course trainer (Newcastle College)
- PGCE Primary with QTS
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Practice)
Recent Training Courses:
- Post Grad Certificate in Clinical Supervision University of Derby (2020)
- Solution Focused Therapy (2020)
- Transactional Analysis TA101 (2019)
- Understanding Autism (Cache Level 2 - 2019)
- Safeguarding and Prevent (2019)
- UK Mental Health First Aid: Youth (2016)
- UK Mental Health First Aid: Adults (2015)
- Nature as Co Therapist (accredited by the BACP/ Keele University)
- Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness (Black Country Women’s Aid)
As an accredited member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics and guidelines for working online, and have regular professional clinical supervision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
encrypted email via hushmail.com
encrypted webcam sessions
Availability and Fees
I currently work Monday to Wednesday daytime; evenings/late night and Saturday mornings. I work either face to face in my practice room; side by side outdoors; telephone or via video link (Zoom, MS Teams, Skype). I also offer fully secure encrypted email and telephone support (please contact me for more information).
With my corporate/ school clients, I work either out of my practice room, online or at your organisation, depending on specific requirements. I also offer training workshops and meeting facilitation.
My sessions cost from £45 per hour (£60 couples) with concessions available, including a non-paying eco-therapy slot per week. Children aged 8-11 are discounted as sessions are 45 minutes. I accept bank transfers, card payments, PayPal and cash payments.
Concessions offered for
Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually weekly or fortnightly.
I offer a free, initial 20 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. This covers my legal obligations for the GDPR Data Protection Laws, Insurance Liabilities and ethical practice.