Kay Murray

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BACP Accredited Member
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Calstock, Cornwall, PL18 9SQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor based in Calstock, Cornwall and Plymouth. I provide one-to-one counselling to help people find their way through at times of distress. I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self injury, shame, guilt and relationship problems along with many other difficult emotional issues.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where you can share your experiences in confidence and help make sense of whatever is causing you distress.

Counselling can help us gain an understanding of ourselves; how we behave and how our past experiences effect who we are today. Explaining our thoughts and feelings can help us understand our distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help us deal with the challenges life throws at us.

For many people approaching counselling can cause feelings of anxiety but I truly believe that this new journey of exploration will bring a positive experience facilitating personal growth with endless possibilities for positive changes. My aim is to empower people with the confidence and skills they need to lead more happier and enriched lives.


Whatever you bring to a session will be kept confidential. The only person I talk to about my work is my supervisor which is required under the BACP Ethical Framework. However, the identity of clients is kept totally confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have gained a wide range of exerience working as a volunteer in The Zone, Plymouth with issues such as self esteem, self injury, relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

I have worked for the past 8 years in Primary and Secondary schools and colleges in Plymouth and Bodmin offering counselling in a one-to-one setting with young people from the age of 6 to 18 years. I have also worked alongside families to help gain understanding of deeper issues such as working with children with anger, behavioural issues and attachment disorder.

I have experience of working with clients in a GP Practice who have diverse and challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, bereavement and relationships problems.

I currently run a private practice based in Calstock.

Please feel free to give me a ring for a brief chat with no obligation to give you the opportunity to assess whether I am the right person to help you.

Qualifications and Training

  • Diploma in Professional Supervision
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural therapy
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Certificate in Attachment and Trauma

I am registered and an accredited member of B.A.C.P (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their Ethical Framework  for Good Practice.

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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per hour counselling session.

£60 per 1.5 hours Supervision session

For those who may have difficulty meeting these fees, I am able to offer a limited number of places that enable me to use my discretion and can negotiate with the individual concerned.  Please feel free to contact me to arrange this.

When I work

I work 9am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday

Lornace, Harewood, Calstock, Cornwall, PL18 9SQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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