Kate Heavey BA (Hons) FdSc BACP (Accredited) - Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering Online and Telephone Counselling. Based in Ripley in Surrey. Counselling near Woking and Psychotherapy near Guildford.
**Update 9 July 2020**
I currently have a full practice and I am not currently taking on new clients.
Please visit BACP's website (www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists) to find an alternative BACP accredited therapist.
Note: Counselling students wishing to start therapy or previous clients please do contact me to talk through your individual requirements.
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 very passionate about my work believing change is available to us all if we want it. I offer counselling in Ripley, near Woking, Surrey and online and telephone counselling for those further afield.
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 what is learnt can be unlearnt.
Important information – Adjustment to way of working due to Covid-19 / CoronaVirus and social distancing
Updated 6 July 2020
What is currently going on in England has impacted how I work.
Government guidelines continue to state that 'people who can work from home should continue to do so' which is the category that I currently fall under. Therefore, I continue to offer the majority of counselling via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and telephone working in a risk-free, ethical and safe way.
A face to face appointment may only be conducted subject to all current guidelines being followed, i.e. 2 metres social distancing, windows being open (confidentiality cannot be ensured), cleaning in between sessions, etc., if, in my professional opinion, it is detrimental to a client's mental health to not have a face to face appointment.
For those that live / work locally and would like to start online counselling with a view to moving to face to face counselling when it is safe to do so, please do contact me.
For those further afield who deem I am the right counsellor for them, equally, please do get in touch as I do offer a few online counselling only appointments in my working week.
We know the impact of the pandemic is worldwide and in March I wrote an article based on my own experience. I share this here as I hope it may help others to make sense of what is possibly going on in their own world:-
Reasons for counselling during COVID-19 / Coronavirus
Having been in this pandemic for over 100 days you may be finding life challenging due to guidelines imposed or due to spending more time in initimate relationship then you normally would. Challenges are perfectly normal when adjusting to any change. It may be that you feel that a grenade has gone off in your life (the shock) and you are wondering how to adapt. Some of the challenges you may be experiencing:-
What is important at that time is to take time for yourself and to talk about what you may be bottling up inside you; counselling offers a safe confidential place to do that......you and your mental health are important.
Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling / psychotherapy our sessions are confidential and separate from your everyday life.
I work with men and women on an individual and couple basis.
I have extensive experience in a wide spectrum of issues including:-
(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).
Zoom and Skype Online Counselling. Counselling Ripley (Surrey). Counsellor Woking. Psychotherapy Guildford.
I offer Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and telephone counselling as an alternative to face to face which I do from home so please do advise me of your preferred counselling method when contacting.
All face to face counselling is currently suspended.
I offer counselling in Ripley (in Surrey) on Mondays, 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 in 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.
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
Online Counselling (Zoom and Skype). Telephone Counselling (and WhatsApp). Counselling Ripley. Counsellor Woking. Psychotherapy Guildford.
KATE HEAVEY BA (Hons) BACP (Accredited) - ONLINE COUNSELLOR VIA ZOOM AND SKYPE. TELEPHONE COUNSELLING. WHATSAPP COUNSELLING. COUNSELLOR IN WOKING AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST NEAR GUILDFORD PROVIDING COUNSELLING IN RIPLEY (SURREY).