A Change for the Better

Hello - I'm Carol Kay and I can work with you to change your life for the better

Learn more from my website or contact me for more information


01873 830724.          07813 376703



I am a qualified counsellor and coach, a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by its ethical framework - click here to read it.

I've worked as a counsellor for six years and as a coach for three years

I have experience of  working with a wide range of issues - personal, lifestyle, traumatic experiences, mental health.

I can work with you on issues related to emotional, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, adoption, ageing and related issues, anxiety, assertiveness / self confidence / self esteem, bereavement and loss, depression, divorce/separation, financial difficulties, illness and dying, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationships, self harm, sexual identity, social phobia, spirituality / meaning of life, suicidal feelings, trauma, unhappiness with your life, violence / victim support




a change for the better

My approach is based round building a close, trusting, safe and - when the time is right and in the right way - challenging relationship with you, my client.

I work without assumptions with you as an individual and the issues you bring to counselling.  I adapt my approach to meet your specific needs.

I aim to create a safe and supportive place where you can explore your issues and options to change for the better.

My therapy room is in my home in the lovely Brecon Beacons, providing a peaceful, beautiful setting for our time together.


Talking Therapy

I offer sessions to meet your requirements - daytime, evenings or weekends

Typically a session will last 50 minutes - but that can vary to meet your needs

Sessions can be weekly or more or less frequently

My approach is person and relationship centred, mainly you talking and me listening, with challenge where needed

Our counselling relationship is central to successful counselling outcomes.  For that reason, I offer a no cost, initial half hour session to allow both of us to decide whether we can work together successfully

Costs - Daytime (10 till 4) sessions - £45 per hour

             Evening and weekend sessions - £50 per hour

Walking Therapy

Sometimes, it can be easier and more beneficial to talk whilst walking.

I offer Walking Therapy - walking and talking in the beautiful countryside around my home - at an energy level to suit you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I get an appointment? 

Usually within a week if you can be flexible on timing

How long does a session last?

Usually one hour, but we can agree to vary that to meet your needs


How many sessions will I need?

That depends on you and the issues you bring to counselling.  Some clients only need a small number of sessions, others need longer therapy


How often would we need to meet?

Typically we would meet weekly but this can be flexible.  We would decide together how often to meet and this can change as the therapy progresses


Who decides what we talk about?

You do - but we'll agree at the outset what you want to get out of counselling.  Part of my job is to make sure we stay on track and that your counselling stays focussed on the issues you have identified as most important to you.


How much will it cost?

Daytime sessions - £45 per hour

Evening and weekend sessions - £50 per hour


Can I park nearby?

There is plenty of parking in the road outside my home


What My Clients Say

As a new counselling business, I've not gathered much client feedback as yet. Below are comments from some of my coaching clients

"Working with Carol gave me the space to explore my options without pressure and to gain the insight I needed to make some important decisions" B

" Exploring my situation with Carol helped me realise that I needed to make some big changes.  With Carol's help I was able to explore my options and think through the best way for me to feel more fulfilled in my life". S

"Carol helped me realise  that I have the resources and resilience to deal with work and family issues and helped move me from worrying to taking action" M


Carol Kay

Abergavenny Counselling

Appletree Cottage

School Lane


Abergavenny, NP7 9RH


01873 830724 or 07813 376703


I can provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments by prior arrangement


Govilon is a couple of miles outside Abergavenny and on two bus routes.  Ring me if you need detailed directions