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Welcome to Relationship Counselling Online

Kate Heavey – BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. Qualified in Individual, Couple, Marriage and Two’s Counselling. Specialties – Relationships, Alcohol Addiction, Loss / Bereavement and Single-Session Therapy. Online Zoom, Skype and Phone Therapy in the UK + Worldwide.

I am a proud and passionate qualified BACP Accredited online counsellor, online psychotherapist and online relationship practitioner.

About Me

Part of being human is that we can all be challenged with relationships and life events along life’s path.

The reasons I trained as a psychotherapist were twofold:-

  1. Awareness that so many of us get stuck as we have not been given the right tools to grow and what can be seemingly easy to some is, sadly, difficult for others.
  2. Having received my own counselling and now living a more fulfilled life, I was proof that counselling changes lives (BACP) and I wanted to be able to support others in their own journey.

A motto I adapted during my training was Gandhi’s ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’. For me, being a ‘glass half-full person’, I believe that change is available to all and leopards can change their spots. However, this is only if they want to.

Private Practice

I started Private Practice in 2017 and have not looked back since. I had spent 10 years at that point in the mental health and learning disability field and, previous to that, I had worked in administration and sales so all of my life, 35 years of work, I had been working in relationship centred on others needs.

Previous Counselling Experience

I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Sam Beare Hospice (Weybridge) where I counselled family members whose loved ones had been diagnosed with a critical illness and were on end of life care.

I volunteered at Guildford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) where I supported men and women who are survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse (both historical and current). 

Counselling Session Aims

I am a passionate accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In every counselling session my aim is to work wholeheartedly to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. My focus in all of my counselling and psychotherapy work is to always work ethically and with good practice in mind.

Personal Qualities

My attributes are being friendly, passionate, encouraging, calm, understanding, empathic, sincere, caring, interested, fair, compassionate, non-judgemental, neutral, unbiased, committed, interactive, resilient, respectful and reflective.



BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

BA (Hons) Degree Counselling – Greenwich University

FdSc Degree Integrative Counselling – Greenwich University

NCFE 3 – Counselling Skills Theory – Guildford College

NCFE 2 – Counselling (Helping) Skills – Guildford College

NCFE 1 – Interpersonal Skills – Guildford College

Additional Couple Qualifications

Additional Couple Qualifications

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy – College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute (integrating Attachment Theory, Differentiation Theory and Neuroscience)

Working Online Training

Online Courses

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)

Additional Training and Workshops

Additional Training and Workshops informing my work 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 Partner’s Needs (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)

Couples in Conflict (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)

Sex Arousal and Ageing (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

Single-Session therapy (Maximising the effect of every therapeutic or coaching encounter, Windy Dryden)

Working with addiction: underlying causes

Recovery from Alcoholism (12 step program)

Addiction Informed Training (Dr Gabor Maté)

Relationships as mirrors of our trauma (Dr Gabor Maté and Esther Perel)

UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders

What’s wrong with porn? The rising prevalence of sex and pornography addiction (Paula Hall)

Working with obesity – looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder

Body Image: Skin, Identity, and the Gaze in Psychotherapy (Linda Cundy and Dr Nicole Schnackenberg).

Treating Shame, Tools and Techniques

Working with Shame (Sue Parker Hall)

Avoidant Attachment: Shame and Defences Against Intimacy (Linda Cundy)

Exploring Sibling Relationships with an Attachment Perspective

The Neurobiology of Shame (Dan Siegel)

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 Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (Dr Janina Fisher)

Rewind Technique (David Muss)

Working with Ritual Abuse

Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)

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

7 Keys for Working Successfully with Men in Therapy (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

Effective Anger Management Tools for Working with Men

Bereavement and Loss Models (Tonkins, Dual Process, Worden, Kübler-Ross)

Working with Grief (David Kessler)

Working with Bereaved Clients

Understanding Birth Trauma Workshop

Narcissism & Echoism

Mental Health and working with depression and anxiety

Mindfulness (8 week course)

Vicarious Trauma

Working with Dreams

Adapting Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum

Working with ADHD

Working with Vulnerable Adults

NAPPI training

Plus much more with on-going continued professional development (CPD) and clinical supervision. And, at times, my own counselling.

On-going BACP Requirements

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 exceed both requirements).


Get in touch

If you would like to enquire about a weekly appointment, please fill in your details here and click ‘send message’.

Alternatively, you can call, text or WhatsApp 07941 305511.

If I am not available, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

Please know that my email account and voicemail are password protected and only accessible by me.

Note: If your telephone number is unfamiliar to me, and you do not leave a message, I will not call you back as I am unaware of your individual situation.

I work in Private Practice Monday – Thursday and I will get back to you within these times.

A quote for reflection….

“Show me the girl and I will show you the woman. Show me the boy and I will show you the man. Meaning we are our backgrounds. Yet, through counselling, we can re-learn and become more secure within ourselves (and relationships).”

Kate – Relationship Counselling Online

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