About me

Humanistic Counsellor in the Witterings West Sussex. Practicing short and long term therapy for individuals and couples. Face-to-face and telephone counselling offered. Relationship, anxiety, depression, addiction, terminal illness and bereavement are some of the areas I work with.

I work from a Humanistic Holistic perspective. This way of working allows the exploration of the whole person, mind, body and spirit and the connectivity which exists between them. My belief is that we all have the resources needed to heal and make change in our emotional wellbeing, this may be achieved within the therapeutic relationship which counselling offers.

How to Get Started! I offer a free telephone session as an introduction. If we feel comfortable working together we will then book weekly sessions for the next six weeks, after which we assess further sessions if needed.

Feel free to call or email with any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling
Dip in Counselling
Certificate In CBT
Training in addiction with CRI
Duo training with CRI

I have worked in the field of addiction with CRI and SDAC. I also work for a Cancer charity working with cancer sufferers and anyone who has been affected by cancer. I  have a private practice in the Witterings.

I attend regular training sessions and workshops that apply to the issues I work with and help develop my practice and deepen my knowledge.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Additional information

Initial consultation 30 minutes by telephone  FREE - during this consultation we will discuss how we could work together, and contract details.

There after sessions are 50 minutes charged at £40 per session for individuals.

Couples fees are £50 per session

Charges are negotiable for clients on benefits or low income.


availability Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointments avaiable

Further information

Client Testimonials

Kay really listened. I have found that I am dealing with problems better, and am coping more. Counselling was a great help. SM

Didn't know what to expect at first, but Kay put me at ease. I felt comfortable, and was allowed to say it as it is. I feel now that I understand myself and where I have been. This has been a very comfortable and positive experience. TL

Many areas were discussed. Kay has helped to strengthen my character and confidence, ultimately helping in my process of recovery. SH

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Kay Rivers

Kay Rivers