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.

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 you 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.


**Update 19 July 2021**

Please note I have a full practice and I am not currently taking on new clients.

Please visit BACP's website (www.bacp.co.uk) to find an alternative BACP accredited therapist.

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


Covid Update - Roadmap Stage 4

Taking into account the information available today regarding infection rates and that, as of the 19th July, only 2/3rds of adults will be double vaccinated, I will keep to the decision to return to face to face counselling in my Ripley Office from Tuesday 7th September 2021 (regulations permitting). As of that time there is hope that infection rates will once again be down and that age 24+ adults will have had their second dosage of vaccine. This then covers the ages of clients I see therefore mitigating as much risk as possible for all given the size of the office, lack of air circulation (due to confidentiality) and duration of the session.


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

    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

    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)
    INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES COUNSELLING RIPLEY. COUNSELLING WOKING. PSYCHOTHERAPY GUILDFORD. COUNSELLOR COBHAM. ONLINE COUNSELLOR VIA ZOOM AND SKYPE WITH WHATSAPP AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE



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