Harmonious Counselling Counselling and Psychotherapy in Alfold, Cranleigh, Surrey and Online and Telephone Counselling for Individuals and Couples

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Kate Heavey BA (Hons) FdSc BACP Accredited - Individual, Couple and Marriage psychotherapist and counsellor. Counselling Cranleigh (Alfold) and Woking (Ripley) in Surrey. Teletherapy, psychotherapy online and phone counsellor.

Welcome to my website which I hope will give you an idea of how I work as a BACP accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and relationship therapist.

I am qualified to work with both individuals and couples and I am very passionate about my work believing change is available to all.

What is interesting 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 is learnt can be unlearnt if you want to.

15 January 2022 - News - Closing of Ripley Office - Opening of Alfold Office

Welcome. News

Ripley has been my main Harmonious Counselling Office for 7 years and it has flourished. During that time I have built many therapeutic relationships with clients in the local area and each time I am chosen to be on an individual /couple journey I feel immense gratitude.

Yet, over the last two years, the pandemic has changed hugely how many of us live life including how we choose to receive counselling. What I now find is that in the evenings online counselling is much more sort after, especially with couples as they no longer need to get childcare (unless they want to of course).

Therefore it has not been an easy business decision yet, as I always chosen not to have internet access at Ripley, I am now closing this office. I follow my own words of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ and my last working day at Ripley will be Wednesday 23rd February (Government enabling as face to face counselling is currently suspended).

So what now?

As all my current clients are aware, I will now be offering face to face counselling from the conservatory at my home in Alfold (near Cranleigh) which I have been busy converting into a therapeutic space.

Alfold is a 35 minute journey from Ripley and so I am aware it may not be accessible for all and I can only apologise for this. Of course, I will continue to offer counselling by Zoom, Signal, telephone, etc. so we can continue to work together if you require.

Please do contact me in the usual way if you want to discuss this, or anything else.

Appointment Availability

**Update 15 January 2022**

Please note I currently have one online / telephone 50 minute appointment available: -

Thursday - 11am.

Please do contact me if this appointment time works for you on a weekly basis.

Benefits of counselling
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Insights into patterns to empower change
  • Improved relationships, i.e. with you, marriage, colleagues, family, children or friends
  • Working through feelings after relatonship betrayal and affairs
  • New opportunities created / embraced
  • Changed outlook / life-perspective
  • Recovery from alcoholism and binge eating disorder
  • Knowledge of patterns around alcohol and food addiction for more informed choice
  • Freedom from stress and unhealthy anxiety
  • Improved self-esteem, self-confidence, self-expression and self-compassion
  • Awareness of passive, assertive and aggressive communication
  • Ability to manage unpleasant and challenging emotions, i.e. anger, rage, shame and guilt
  • Healthier ways of relating / living for you
  • Healing from abuse and trauma
  • Learning how to continue a bond after a bereavement, death or loss
  • The importance of your own needs and how to voice them to empower you.

    A further benefit of private practice counselling is that, whatever the reason for you seeking therapy, our sessions are confidential and separate away from your everyday life and no-one else is informed (and nothing goes on your doctor records either).

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  • Couple, Marriage and Relationship Counselling and Psychotherapy
    When we are in healthy relationships we are more connected with ourself and others whether this is parents, in-laws, children, siblings, steps, friends or work colleagues. Relationship counselling is about all 'two's' and is not just for our most intimate relationship.

    Reasons can include: -

  • Lack of communication skills, i.e. more arguments, feeling unheard, struggling to accept difference
  • Built-up resentment is replaying old hurts with an inability to repair
  • Lack of intimacy / sex life / desire
  • You are self-loathing and self-critical of yourself and/or one another
  • Betrayal, affairs, loss or bereavement, i.e. death, miscarriage, baby loss, redundancy
  • Impact of becoming parents,i.e. loss of independence, inequality feelings, loneliness, isolation, etc.
  • Unresolved past baggage being triggered, i.e. trust, trauma, abuse, jealousy, envy, shame, etc.
  • Family squabbles and fall outs causing conflict
  • Impact of addiction on relationship (alcohol addiction, porn and/or food)
  • Learnt survival techniques (fight, flight, freeze, friend, flop) causing relational conflict
  • Pre-marriage therapy (or newly married)
  • .... plus a.n.other reason.

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  • Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
    There are many reasons you may find yourself here yet what is known is that you are currently unhappy and unfulfilled and looking for some support for yourself. Therapy offers this and I can provide assistance with talking through: -

  • A life-changing event, e.g. bereavement, abuse, rape, redundancy, divorce, etc.
  • Anxiety which may be crippling you and has you feeling worried
  • Alcohol consumption increase - concerns that you may have an alcohol addiction / alcoholism
  • Binge Eating Disorder - you have realised you have an unhealthy relationship with food
  • Feeling unhappy, unfulfilled or stuck that life is going no-where
  • Increase in unpleasant feelings such as anger, frustration, stress, confusion or sadness
  • Not feeling listened to, heard or understood
  • Parts of your life you are currently struggling with
  • Childhood experiences such as neglect, trauma, not having needs met or shaming
  • Feelings of abandonment, rejection or helplessness
  • The impact and consequences of choices you have made or are about to make
  • Concern around your mental health decline
  • Isolation and lonely feelings
  • ....a.n.other reason in a setting away from your day to day life.

    Question you may ask yourself: Am I good enough?

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  • Answer: - Everyone is good enough and that most definitely includes you.

    Who I work with
    I work with men and women on an individual and couple basis.

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

  • Relationship issues, i.e. communication, co-dependency, coercive control, conflict, etc. (more info)
  • Marriage / couple work, i.e. affairs, betrayals, trust issues, difference
  • Alcohol addiction / alcohol dependency / alcoholism (more info)
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bereavement, grief and loss including death, separation, divorce, pet or childhood (more info)
  • Mental health issues including anxiety, social anxiety, fear, depression and low mood
  • Work issues including assertiveness, stress, anxiety, feeling left out, not good enough, etc.
  • Exploring a potential 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 or low self-acceptance
  • Trauma and abuse whether this is sexual, emotional, physical or verbal
  • Feelings of shame, helplessness, loss, rage, anger, etc.
  • Anger management (although I prefer the term 'anger expression')
  • Terminal illness diagnosis - working with both patients and carers
  • Death anxiety - feeling like the clock is ticking or there is a fear of death
  • Suicidal thoughts.

    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. For me counselling is about embracing your uniqueness and individuality and all you are.

  • Cost

    Welcome. Free Consultation - Green

    Counselling and psychotherapy is a very personal experience. As such I feel it is important for you to find the right counsellor and therapist for you and that is why I offer the first session complimentary for individuals and just £30 for couples (due to pre-assessment work).

    Face to Face Sessions in Ripley and Alfold: -

    Individual - 60 minutes - £55

    Couple - 60 minutes - £75

    Trainee Counsellors - 60 minute - £45

    Low-cost daytime appointments at a reduced rate (£50 individuals, £70 couples) - please ask when enquiring.

    Online Sessions: -

    Individual - 50 minutes - £50

    Couple - 50 minutes - £70

    Trainee Counsellors - 50 minute - £40

    Low-cost daytime appointments at a reduced rate (£45 individuals, £65 couples) - please ask when enquiring.

    Employee Assisted Programme Work - Aviva, AXA and Vitalityhealth.

    Location - Ripley (Woking, Surrey) Office
    As a counsellor and therapist I offer individual and couples counselling in Ripley, Woking 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. Providing psychotherapy near Guildford within surrounding areas within 30 minutes, i.e. 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. Bus number 715 brings you for individual and couples psychotherapy (Guildford / Kingston).

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    Location - Alfold (Cranleigh, Surrey) Office
    I offer individual, couple, marriage and relationships counselling in Alfold on Fridays.

    My Alfold office is located on the ground floor of my home and is gained through side gate access. There is one step and double door access into the conservatory. Convenient driveway parking is available.

    Please note that this office is not suitable for those with cat allergies. If this may cause an issue, please let me know and we can discuss the possibility of meeting in a location nearby.

    The Alfold office is accessible to surrounding villages in Surrey and West Sussex. These include Petworth, Loxwood, Loxhill, Dunsfold, Lakers Green, Bramley, Rudgwick, Chiddingfold, Ellen's Green, Cranleigh, Ewhurst, Plaistow, Ifold, Haslemere, Busbridge, North Chapel, Kirdford, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, Five Oaks and Slinfold. I am located within a half a mile of the A281 which connects Horsham and Guildford.

    Bus services: Bus route 42 from Cranleigh to Guildford via Hascombe, Farncombe and Godalming has a bus stop with a 10 minute walk (Alfold Crossways). Bus route 69 operates via Billingshurst, Adversane, Codmore Hill, Pulborough, Arundel and Worthing and this bus stop is a 2 minute walk. Note: Please do look at the bus timetables prior to contacting me as, like many village locations, they are not always hourly.

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    Online Counselling
    On a Monday and Thursday I am an online counsellor and therapist. I offer counselling via Zoom, WhatsApp, Signal (and other video online links) and the telephone. I offer individual and relationships counselling online.

    As an online counsellor, my current caseload includes the UK, Europe and many countries worldwide (excluding USA and Canada due to local licencing laws).

    Note: Even though I am qualified and registered here in the UK, it is the legislation laws in the country where the counselling and psychotherapy takes place that govern therapy, i.e. here in the UK I have a legal responsibility to report terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering yet legal requirements may differ in the country where counselling is offered.

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    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.

    Please note I work in Private Practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays with Thursdays and Friday's being mornings only so this may cause a delay in my response to you.

    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 Relational Model

    KATE HEAVEY BA (Hons) BACP (Accredited)

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