Katy Hepburn

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MBACP (ACCRED), Dip Counselling, BA(Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I draw on a number of theories (including Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Developmental) in order to work in a way that suits you and the issues you bring. I have understanding and experience working with a wide range of difficulties and have a special interest in Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Loss and Depression. I offer sessions both online and face to face in Bishop's Stortford.  

How can I help?

I understand that it can be difficult taking the step to come to counselling if you are struggling in some way. You may be feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed and need support outside of your family and friends. Perhaps you're feeling distressed trying to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings, or struggling in relationships (professional and/or personal). I understand how difficult it can be to feel stuck in whatever distress you may be feeling. I aim to offer you a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space where you can explore these feelings. I believe this can help to build a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and through this discover opportunities for change and growth.

Take the next step..

Please give me a call on 07502603193 or send an email via the link if you would like to discuss your needs further without any obligation. If you would like to consider counselling with me, we can then arrange an initial assessment session.

The initial assessment is an opportunity for us to discuss your concerns, and your hopes for therapy. It is also a chance for you to see if you feel comfortable with me and the way I work and explore whether further sessions would be helpful.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited training at Mary Ward Centre, London WC1
  • PG Dip Occupational Therapy.
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science
  • Ascentis Accreditation Awareness in Bereavement - with CRUSE bereavement charity
  • The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma. Workshop training with Babette Rothschild 
  • Internal Family Systems - Introduction.  IFS Institute
  • Internal Family Systems:  Mastering IFS therapy for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression.  Dr Richard Schwartz and Dr Frank Anderson.  (Online PESI training)
  • Complex Trauma and Shame.  Somatic Intervention with Janina Fisher (Online training PESI).
  • Applying Child Development Theory and Research in Psychotherapy with Adult Clients.  Dr Richard Erskine
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adult ADHD.  Dr Russ Harris

Work Experience

  • Currently I work in private practice in Bishop's Stortford. I work with young adults, adults and older adults. I offer both long and short term therapy.
  • Previously an  Associate Counsellor for SAIF bereavement charity.
  • Previously a counsellor with Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
  • I have also worked as a Bereavement Counsellor with Cruse.
  • Over 10 years experience working in health care both in hospital and in the community (working in Neurology, Mental Health, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation).
  • I am an accredited  member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fees are £60 for a 50 minute session of individual counselling.  I am able to offer concessions on a sliding scale for people on lower incomes 

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Katy Hepburn
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