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.
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.
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.
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).
Reasons can include: -
Question you may ask yourself: Am I good enough?
I have extensive experience in a wide spectrum of issues including:-
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Please click here to contact me directly from this website.
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.
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)
COUPLES COUNSELLING BILLINGSHURST, PETWORTH AND HORSHAM (WEST SUSSEX). INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING CRANLEIGH (SURREY). COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY ONLINE. ONLINE THERAPIST. EXPAT THERAPIST. COUNSELLOR NEAR CHIDDINGFOLD AND HASLEMERE. ONLINE ZOOM AND SIGNAL COUNSELLOR. TELETHERAPY / TELEPHONE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE ON ALL DAYS.