Kay Hoggett

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BSc (Hons), PGDip, Dip Couns, MBACP(Accred)
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Market Harborough LE16 & London EC2R
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Warm, supportive, professional help that works

I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and coach, with a warm, supportive and non judgemental style. I offer therapy and coaching in Foxton near Market Harborough, and online. I can help you to overcome difficulties and make positive, meaningful and lasting changes in your life. Typically my clients report significant improvements in their enjoyment of and satisfaction with life, having come for support with issues such as:

  • stress and burn out
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • issues at work and work/life balance
  • relationship issues
  • confidence and self-esteem
  • imposter syndrome
  • adult survivors of child abuse
  • overweight and obesity
  • disordered eating
  • anger management
  • bereavement and loss
  • personal development

I am happy to offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation if you would like to understand more about how I can help you, so please call or email to book your free consultation.

Alongside private practice, I serve as voluntary chair of the trustee board at a counselling charity.

How I can help

My core approach to counselling is known as integrative. This means that I can draw upon approaches from several different 'schools' of counselling and therapy, as well as coaching and NLP, depending on what is appropriate and best suits your needs. Alongside this, I focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship in which you can speak freely. This allows us to look at current and past issues which may be impacting your wellbeing, so that they lose their power and you can develop new perspectives and different patterns of behaviour. This is not a fixed step by step process, but one that develops organically and under your control.

I offer both short and long term therapy and we will discuss what you might need when we meet or on your free telephone consultation. It can be difficult to know at the beginning exactly what you want or how many sessions you might need, so I will regularly review with you if you are getting what you need from the counselling and whether you wish to continue.

In addition to counselling, I am trained and experienced in management, executive, business and life coaching and I have a thriving coaching practice alongside my therapy work.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their code of ethics.

Why I am a counsellor and coach

My transition into coaching and therapy started with two very different experiences in my twenties. I had a successful career and seemingly happy life, but was also struggling for a long time to support someone with severe mental health issues; it was very distressing for both of us. This experience gave me first hand insight into mental health issues, and I started to educate myself about them.

In the same decade, I attended a management course at Cranfield Business School which explored the psychology of leadership and prompted my own further study into the factors affecting management and leadership performance. These two experiences are the foundation of a lifelong interest in people and how we function, both at work and in life.

I held a variety of leadership roles in the public sector and in the City, leading large international teams of people and my greatest interest lay in supporting people to do their best work. When I became a mother I set up my own business providing consultancy, change management and coaching services to large companies.

During this time I invested in my own self-awareness and personal growth through periods of therapy, coaching and training that I found hugely beneficial. Today I am privileged to enjoy a wonderful variety of rewarding work, both privately and as a volunteer, supporting people who are looking for therapy and coaching that works.


I have a comfortable consulting room in Leicestershire, (within easy reach of Market Harborough, Oadby, Wigston, Leicester, Corby, Lutterworth and surrounding villages).

Training, qualifications & experience

Principal Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Sue Pattison Training)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching (University of East London, Psychology Department)
  • Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • NLP Practitioner Diploma (certified by John Grinder, co-founder of NLP)

Other Training:

  • Aspects of Supervision
  • Transitions - Transpersonal workshop
  • Rewind Therapy for Trauma
  • Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Working with Anger
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
  • Certificate in Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
  • Diploma in Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders
  • Diploma in Practitioner Skills in Overweight and Obesity
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Working with those affected by Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Working with Self Harm
  • Working with Shame
  • Exploring the Brain (Neuroscience)
  • Coaching for Health
  • Psychological perspectives on leadership
  • Extensive management training
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours

Professional Memberships:

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the principal professional body in the UK for counselling and coaching. Accreditation recognises a high standard of knowledge and experience in counselling and psychotherapy, following a rigorous assessment process beyond normal registration and in addition to my training and qualifications.

The BACP has a Code of Ethics, and I am committed to working within this (see https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/).

I undertake ongoing training to keep my skills up to date, and I am fully insured.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£70 per session 

I offer a free introductory phone call of up to 45 minutes, so we can see if we are a good fit. Do get in touch if you'd like to book a call. 

I also offer personal development coaching and leadership coaching. Sessions are normally 90 minutes at 2-4 weekly intervals. 

When I work

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Kay Hoggett is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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I am a supervisor for counsellors, coaches and integrative coach-therapists, working online and near Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

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Kay Hoggett
Kay Hoggett