Kay Healey BA; MA Counselling & Psychotherapy; MBACP (Accred)
UPDATE: during the current Coronavirus pandemic I am offering telephone therapy only. Telephone therapy provides a safe, therapeutic space for us to talk through any issue or anxiety you are experiencing.
I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment which enables us, together, to establish and build a trusting relationship in which to explore your past and present experiences and feelings to discover how these impact in your current life. As difficult feelings are worked through, personal growth and healthy relating facilitate the steps on your journey to where you wish to be.Sometimes unwanted distressing, difficult feelings, thoughts and events create disharmony and upset in our life.
Counselling - within counselling difficult and challenging anxieties and issues can be explored and processed to create awareness and understanding, helping you move towards developing full potential at your own pace; respecting you as the unique individual you are.
Personal therapy - often a course requirement for student counsellors, however, it is also accessed by professionals. A safe, confidential space is offered for reflection, exploration and processing to increase self-awareness, insight and personal and professional growth.
Supervision - working within the ethical guidelines of the BACP, a supportive space and trusting relationship is offered for a therapist to reflect upon experiencing with clients to promote safe, boundaried practice and create an environment for professional and personal development. Both one-to-one and small group sessions are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling & Psychotherapy
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse
Certificate in Bereavement Care
Certificate in Working with Children and Young People
NCFE Certificate in Equality and Diversity Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling Certificate in CBT
Certificate in Telephone Counselling Working With Long & Short Term Clients Certificate in Telephone Counselling BACP Competency Update Training
British Mindfulness Institution: Certificate in Mindfulness and Meditation
PG Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Bereavement Care Supervision
ETF Advancing Equality and Diversity
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £50 per session.
*Counselling students undertaking personal therapy requirements - £40 per session*
EAPs - £50 per session.
Couples - £60 per session.
Supervision (individual) - £50 per 1 hour session. £70 for 1.5 hours (Telephone supervision also available).
Supervision Students (individual) £45 per hour session. £65 for 1.5 hours.
Face to face or telephone supervision available.
I work alongside adults (individuals and couples) and young people offering both short (brief solution focused) and long term counselling. I respect diversity and difference.
Alongside private practice I have experience of counselling within the IAPT system and private health providers; Working with mental health issues, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, depression / low mood and stress - personal; relationship, work related stress/issues;Relationship/marital/family problems, infidelity, sexuality. Bereavement , grief and loss; Low self-esteem/self-confidence. Aspergers, ocd; Learning difficulties / disabilities.
I am also a trainer / facilitator
I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Regular supervision and cpd is undertaken in accordance with BACP guidelines.