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Counselling Services

Kathryn Howard - Acquired Brain Injury Counsellor

BA (hons) Dip. Couns MBACP 382708 / BABICM 0973

Kathryn or Kat (as she likes to be known) is a fully qualified accredited Brain Injury Counsellor and joined Headway Surrey in December 2020.

Her passion at home and at work is brain injury. Kat started her career in brain injury in March 2001. She became a brain injury case manager in August 2010 and qualified as a counsellor in 2019. That amounts to two decades of experience within the care industry, and brain injury rehabilitation and support. She also has a good working knowledge of those affected by brain injury.

Kat uses a humanistic, integrative and relational model which focuses on self-development, growth, responsibility and self-empowerment. She has specialist training in loss, trauma, suicide awareness and bereavement. She has also been a volunteer for three years at St. Winifred's Hospice, Sussex.

Kat offers a safe space to enable change without judgement where each person can explore and discuss their issues.

Short-Term Counselling

Short-term counselling is designed for those living with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers in the Surrey area.  

Brain injury survivors and their families may find that they need some extra support at different times, with emotional and mental health issues.   

Headway Surrey's short-term counselling is for a course of six sessions. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and they are currently held online, or via telephone. The counsellor has the option to offer an additional 2 sessions in special circumstances after the 6th session. 

Contact Kat Howard directly on 07387 771220

If you are struggling to cope ring the Samaritans on 116 123 or look at their website for helpful information and further contacts

Other Services

Charges and Referral

Read about our charges and how to be referred to Headway Surrey.

Art Sessions

Read about our sessions. The first one is free!

Brain Injury Education Workshops

Education workshops aim to help the understanding of how brain injury affects a person’s thinking skills.

One to one individual or group sessions

We offer one to one education sessions on zoom for individuals or family groups to educate and support on individual issues.

Brain Injury ID Card

The Card is designed to help the general public and Police to more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.

Coffee Morning Social

This is a FREE SERVICE and is available to anyone with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Community Support

Community support is focused upon an individual’s unique needs, goals and aspirations; our aim is to maximise a person’s potential and allow them to live as independently as possible.

Family and Carers Support

Family, close friends and carers are important and need their own space and time to deal with the effects of being with and caring for someone with a brain injury.

Friday Friends Social and Walks

This is a FREE SERVICE and is available to anyone with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Professional Training and talks

We can provide tailored training to your staff or group. This can be a presentation on a particular topic or a question-and-answer session.

How you can Help Us

Donate to Headway Surrey

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation


Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.


It is surprisingly easy to help raise funding for Headway Surrey.