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

Welcome. Kate17082018

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


**Update 23 October 2020**

Due to Government Guidelines of 'work from home if you can' I continue to work via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and the telephone only.

I currently have a full practice and will release appointments as and when they become available. Some will be 'online only' (Monday) and others commencing online will then move to face to face (Tuesday and Wednesday) when guidelines allow.

Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented times.


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 couples 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.

And with regards to relationship everything we learn is in relationship and what is learnt 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 self, marriage, business colleagues, family or friends
  • New opportunities created / embraced
  • Changed outlook / life-perspective
  • Freedom from depression, stress and unhealthy anxiety
  • Improved self-esteem, confidence and self-expression
  • Movement from passive or aggressive communication to assertiveness
  • Ability to deal with emotions; particularly challenging ones, i.e. anger or bereavement
  • Healthier ways of relating / living for you
  • Learning about alcohol / alcoholism and being free to make 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 or family concerns
  • Increase in unpleasant feelings such as anger, frustration, 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Couples counselling including affairs/betrayals, trust issues, difficulty communicating or conflict
  • 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, feeling dissatisfied and 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. arising from
  • Anger management although I prefer the term 'anger awareness'
  • 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 word that accurately matches experience, whether internally or externally, can help something shift inside bringing understanding and awareness yet 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 counselling in Ripley (in Surrey) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so if you are looking for a counsellor near Woking or psychotherapy near Guildford I could be the counsellor for you.

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

    My counselling office in Ripley (Surrey) is accessable to the surrounding villages 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 counselling in Ripley being convenient for psychotherapy near Guildford, Godalming, Worplesdon, Ash, Aldershot, Merrow, Burpham, Farnham, Frimley, Farnborough, Dorking, Milford, Chiddingfold, Esher, West Byfleet and Byfleet as all are within a 30 minute journey.

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

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    Online Counselling


    I offer online counselling via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype or the telephone on a Monday for clients.

    Currently Tuesday and Wednesday 'office' appointments are also being conducted online due to the pandemic we currently find ourselves in.


    Contact Details


    Please click here to contact me directly on this website
    Email [email protected]
    Telephone / text 07941 305511


    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) - COUNSELLOR IN WOKING AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST NEAR GUILDFORD PROVIDING FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING IN RIPLEY (SURREY). ONLINE COUNSELLOR VIA ZOOM AND SKYPE. TELEPHONE COUNSELLING. WHATSAPP COUNSELLOR.



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