Harmonious Counselling Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ripley
near Woking and Guildford in Surrey

Welcome. Kate17082018

Kate Heavey BA (Hons) FdSc BACP (Accredited) - Individual, Couples and Online Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype and the telephone only.

**Update 15 June 2021**

Please note I currently have the following weekly appointment available: -

Monday 2.30pm.

This is an online only appointment so please only contact me if this time would work for you on an on-going weekly basis.

Counselling students: Please do still contact me if you are looking to start counselling for your September course with details of what appointment times you will be looking for.

14 June 2021 Roadmap Review

The Government today did not lift restrictions as had been anticipated due to the new Covid variants. The message therefore continues to be that "people should continue to work from home where then can". They feel that by 'easing off the accelerator' and being cautious now that there is hope that England will start to ease out from lockdown on the 19th July (if not sooner).

In line with this I have made an ethical considered decision to only continue to offer counselling and psychotherapy via Zoom, Skype and the phone.

Furthermore, taking into account all the information available today, and after careful consideration, I have made a further decision that face to face counselling will not resume in the Ripley Office until 7th September 2021. As of this time, the 'peak' that is anticipated will hopefully have come and gone and also age 24+ adults will have had the second dosage of vaccine which then covers the ages of clients I see mitigaging risk to all.

I am aware that many continue to have their mental health impacted as adjustments and loss is dealt with, not to mention long Covid symptoms too. Therefore it is important that, if you do need immediate support, that you reach out to channels such as private counsellors (like myself), charity funded counselling or services such as the Samaritans (24/7), 111, or, in the case of emergency, your local A & E service.

In these unprecedented times, all you can do is your best.

Welcome to my website which I hope will give you an idea of how I work as a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I am an individual and couple counsellor and I am very passionate about my work believing change is available to all.

What is interesting in life is that we are only born with two fears.....fear of falling and fear of loud noises; everything else (thoughts, feelings and behaviour) is learnt; what we learn can be unlearnt if we want to.

Benefits of counselling

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Insights into your patterns to empower you to bring change
  • Improvement in relationship whether this be with yourself, marriage, colleagues, family or friends
  • New opportunities created / embraced
  • Changed outlook / life-perspective
  • Freedom from depression, loneliness, stress and unhealthy anxiety
  • Improved self-esteem, self-confidence, self-expression and self-compassion
  • Movement from passive or aggressive communication to assertiveness
  • Ability to deal with unpleasant emotions; particularly challenging ones, i.e. anger or bereavement
  • Healthier ways of relating / living for you
  • Learning about alcohol addiction / alcoholism
  • Knowledge of unhealthy patterns surrounding food enabling freedom of more informed choices
  • Healing from abuse and trauma
  • Recovery from current wounds

    Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling / psychotherapy our sessions are confidential and separate from your everyday life.

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  • Reasons for counselling

  • Feeling stuck, unfulfilled or that life is going no-where
  • Relationship, marriage, couple or family concerns
  • Increase in unpleasant feelings such as anger, frustration, stress, confusion or sadness
  • Not feeling listened to or understood
  • Embracing a part of life you are currently struggling with
  • Making sense of childhood experiences such as neglect, trauma, not having needs met or shaming
  • Helping process feelings of abandonment, rejection or helplessness
  • Increasing self-awareness / self-confidence / self-esteem
  • Working on self-acceptance
  • Exploring choices you have made or are about to make
  • Talking through a life-changing event, e.g. bereavement, abuse, rape, redundancy, divorce, etc.
  • Increase in use of alcohol or food
  • Awareness of mental health decline
  • To gain a different perspective on life
  • Exploring isolation / loneliness
  • Wanting to feel happier / more contented
  • Talking in a confidential space away from your everyday life
  • ....or it may be none of the above as you have your own reason for seeking counselling.

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  • Who I work with

    I work with men and women on an individual and couples basis.

    I have extensive experience in a wide spectrum of issues including:-

  • Relationship issues, i.e. communication, co-dependency, coercive control or conflict (more info)
  • Couple work, i.e. affairs/betrayals, trust issues, communication struggles, conflict, difference.
  • Alcohol addiction / alcohol dependency / alcoholism (more info)
  • Bereavement, grief and loss including separation, affairs, divorce, pet or childhood (more info)
  • Mental health issues including anxiety, social anxiety, fear, depression and low mood
  • Learning disabilities of Aspergers, Autism and Prader-Willi
  • Work issues including assertiveness, stress, loneliness, exclusion, feeling dissatisfied or anger
  • Exploring job or career change
  • Family issues with parents, siblings, clash of personalities, 'steps' or estrangement
  • Life events and transitions such as leaving home, 'mid-life crisis', retirement or moving house
  • Loss / change of purpose
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Abuse whether this be sexual, emotional, physical or verbal
  • Traumatic experiences and feelings of shame, helplessness, loss, rage, anger etc.
  • Anger management (although I prefer the term 'anger expression')
  • Terminal illness diagnosis working with patients and carers
  • Death anxiety where you may feel like the clock is ticking, have thoughts of death or fear dying

    (Being diagnosed with a label and finding a condition that accurately matches your experience, whether internally or externally, can help something shift inside you and bring understanding and awareness yet I truly believe that each person is so much more than a label being unique, special and different).

  • Location - Ripley (Woking) Office

    **Please note that face to face counselling is currently suspended due to Government Guidelines**

    I offer individual and couples counselling in Ripley (Surrey) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    My Ripley office is located on the first floor of business premises (sadly no lift available).

    My counselling office is accessable to the surrounding villages in Surrey of Burnt Common, Send, Old Woking, Ockham, Pyrford, Knaphill, East Horsley, West Horsley, Cobham, Sheerwater, Wisley, Sutton Green, Jacobs Well, Shere, Shalford, Effingham and Clandon being on the Portsmouth Road (B2215) in Ripley.

    If you are coming from further afield you are likely to use the A3 to access individual and couples counselling in Ripley (Surrey) and within a 30 minute journey of Ripley is Guildford, Godalming, Worplesdon, Ash, Aldershot, Merrow, Burpham, Farnham, Frimley, Farnborough, Dorking, Milford, Chiddingfold, Esher, West Byfleet and Byfleet.

    If you do not have use of a car and require counselling near Woking then my Ripley Office is on bus routes 462 and 463 and will get you to within 50 metres of my Ripley Office. Likewise, if you require individual, couples counselling or psychotherapy in Ripley from Guildford or Kingston, bus 715 will get you to my office.

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    Online Counselling

    On a Monday and Thursday's I offered online counselling via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype (and other mediums) and the telephone.

    Tuesday and Wednesday Ripley face-to-face appointments are conducted inline with current government restrictions.

    Currently I will require you to self-assess and I will do a temperature check on your arrival to the Ripley Office.


    Contact from website
    Please click here to contact me directly from this website.

    Email Contact
    Email [email protected]
    I will email you back the same day if a working day. Please be rest assured emails are confidential and only seen by me.

    Telephone Contact
    Call 07941 305511
    If I am unable to answer please leave a brief message informing me of your enquiry along with your name, telephone number and when it is a good time for me to call you back.
    Please note:- If your number is not familiar to me, and you do not leave a message, I will not call you back as I am aware this could be dangerous without knowing your individual situation.
    My answering machine is confidential and your message will only be listened to by me.

    Text / WhatsApp Contact
    Text 07941 305511 to make an appointment.
    If I am in an appointment I may not be able to answer you straight away yet I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.

    When emailing, calling, or texting, please note I work in Private Practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings so this will delay a response if you contact me on non-working days.

    Not ready yet?
    If you feel you are not quite ready to commit to an appointment please feel free to message me. I have been where you are now and am happy to help with your transition.

    Counselling is a journey and in the words of Carl Jung "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." What will you choose to become?

    Counselling students: My training is Clarkson - 5 Relationship Model

    KATE HEAVEY BA (Hons) BACP (Accredited)

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