Kate Heavey BA (Hons) FdSc BACP (Accredited) - Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering Counselling in Ripley, Counselling near Woking and Psychotherapy near Guildford
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I pride myself on being an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Click here to visit the BACP's website.
I have over 30 years' experience including corporate, caring and helping professions and have extensive knowledge of people and relationship. My current work includes bereavement, relationship, alcoholism, abuse, anxiety, anger, mental health and learning disability clients.
I very much see my role as listening, reflecting, supporting, tentatively challenging and offering input using my experience and training whilst sitting alongside you as a fellow human with my own life-experience.
Alongside my private work I have gained experience as a volunteer counsellor at Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge which involved working with bereaved clients and family members. I also gained experience working at a local Rape and Sexual Abuse centre in Guildford. I continue to work actively with alcoholism (12 step program).
I have a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) which enables me to work with vulnerable adults.
BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) Degree Counselling - Greenwich University
FdSc Degree Integrative Counselling - Greenwich University
NCFE 3 - Counselling Skills Theory
NCFE 2 - Counselling (Helping) Skills
NCFE 1 - Interpersonal Skills
Additional Training and Workshops include:
The Fundamentals of Working with Couples (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Working With Couples: Dealing with Affairs (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Communication and Difference (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Meeting Partners Needs (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Introduction to use of Attachment Theory When Working With Couples (International Attachment Network)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Workshop
Working with addiction: underlying causes
Recovery from Alcoholism (12 step program)
UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
What's wrong with porn? The rising prevalance of sex and pornography addiction
Working with obesity - looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder
Mental Health and working with depression and anxiety
Mindfulness (8 week course)
Sexualised Trauma and the Window of Tolerance
The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
Working With Survivors of Domestic Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Tauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (Dr. Janina Fisher)
Rewind Technique (David Muss)
Working with Ritual Abuse
Understanding Coercive Control (Professor Evan Stark)
Attachment and Well Being (Sir Richard Bowlby)
Understanding and Working with Anxiously Attached Clients (Linda Cundy)
Perspectives on Interpretation: What makes a good interpretation in Therapy?
Internal Family Systems (Dr Richard Schwartz)
Effective Anger Management Tools for Working with Men
Alzheimers and Dementia
Adapting Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum
Working with Vulnerable Adults
How to Work Safely and Ethically with Online Clients
Moving Your Practice Online (Online Therapy Institute)
How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (Open University and BACP course)
Plus on-going continued professional development (CPD), training and supervision.
As a BACP member I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework which advises I have at least 30 hours CPD per year and a minimum of 90 minutes supervision a month (as a safe practitioner, believing there is much learning to do in this world, I generally exceed both requirements).
Please click here to contact me directly from my website
Email directly [email protected]
Telephone / text 07941 305511