Kelly Rippin BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip Couns & CBT, MBACP (Accredited)
Hello, I'm Kelly. I build relationships based on compassion and empathy and the people I work with consistently feedback that I am genuine and professional. Whether you want practical solutions, coping strategies, or a space to be heard and reflect, we can explore your situation and gain an understanding to help you cope better.
My interest in counselling began with my own personal issues and experience of therapy. My aim is to offer a service based on what I feel is important to getting the most out of counselling - a trusting relationship, valuing you as an individual and strategies that are appropriate and workable for you and your life.
Think about these questions:
· Do you want to improve your quality of life?
· How would your life be different if you felt better?
· What is the most important thing to you right now?
I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues. My approach is Person Centred and I utilise other therapies such Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy to help you sort out confused feelings, attempt a different approach, or just find a better way of living.
I also have specialist training to work with issues of eating distress and body image. So if you are experiencing emotional or compulsive eating, chronic dieting or restrictive eating, binge eating or bulimia, I can help you restore a healthy, enjoyable relationship with food and with yourself. I apply a variety of practical interventions such as nutritional guidance alongside therapeutic counselling, following guidance from The National Centre for Eating Disorders.
You can text, email or call me, your initial 30 minute telephone consultation is free of charge, so we can discuss your situation and how we may work together before you commit to ongoing sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for one of the UK’s leading EAP's (Employer Assisted Programme) for the past 6 years helping people to explore and manage their issues, including depression, generalised anxiety, work related stress, relationship issues, trauma.
I also have experience working with a national Rape Crisis Centre counselling women who have experienced recent or childhood abuse with issues such as self confidence and esteem, self harm, body image, relationship issues and conflicts, assertiveness and personal boundaries.
I have also worked in College and University settings counselling students around issues such as stress, panic attacks, low mood, anger, sexuality, communication, time management, relationship conflicts and life transitions.
Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology (Derby University)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders
Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
Understanding Substance Misuse
Anger Rage and Relationship
Creative Tools for Therapy
Clinical Trauma Coach for PTS
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- eating distress
- emotional eating
- over eating
- restrictive eating
- under eating
- self image
- nutritional guidance
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When you contact me we will arrange an initial assessment over the phone to discuss your needs and how we may best work together. This will be free of charge and can last up to 30 minutes.
If you then want to work together, our first session will focus on your goals for therapy and begin exploring your issues. This will be 50 minutes and charged at £50. We will review your progress at each session to ensure that we are working well and moving towards your goals.
If you have any queries please do contact me.
Please note, I offer discounted rate to counselling trainees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|