Kerrie Hipgrave MBACP (Reg), Dip. TC, Dip. CBT

Kerrie Hipgrave MBACP (Reg), Dip. TC, Dip. CBT

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Countess Anne C Of E Academy
School Lane
AL10 8AX

Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City

07970 319076

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Countess Anne C Of E Academy
School Lane
AL10 8AX

Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City

07970 319076

About me

Hello, my name is Kerrie Hipgrave and I am a Counsellor who is empathic, insightful and non-judgemental.

My experience of working with adults and children from all walks of life has provided me with a deep insight and a practical view of the problems faced by every generation. Whether it is depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, family issues, addiction, eating disorders or other issues, I can help you to change confusion into clarity and find the happier you.

My aim is to keep you psychologically and emotionally safe whilst supporting you to look at the issues impacting your life. Often your beliefs are keeping you ‘stuck’ somewhere uncomfortable. Counselling enables you to address and work on your ‘real’ issues at your own pace and to reflect on your past and the present in a confidential, safe setting. You will be offered the tools to find a level of acceptance and harmony in your life today and in the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor who is a BACP accredited registered member. I offer the following therapies that can be combined to suit your specific needs:

  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • CBT/REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Behaviour Therapy for Tics (Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders)

My experience of working with adults, adolescents and children has given me a deep understanding of the intricacies of various psychological issues that you face on a daily basis. I possess a natural empathy and warmth and I can support you in changing confusion into clarity, helping you find the happier you.

Working creatively with children through play and art enables me to see and reach behind their emotions and behaviours with empathy and sensitivity.  By understanding some of what you are experiencing, I can offer psychological and emotional support and a SAFE space to talk.

My work revolves around being friendly yet ethically boundaried and professional.  I am experienced in psychologically and emotionally supporting you to address emotional issues from the past in the present.  The journey through counselling provides an opportunity for you to find acceptance and to free yourself to move towards a brighter, more confident future.

“Counselling carefully takes care of my feelings.  I feel safe and free to share and I know that I can trust counselling.” - Testimonial: Young Girl

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Getting started:

1. Visit my website for further information about my services:
2. Call or email to set-up an initial session to Tel 07970 319076, email:
3. Complete a Client Profile Form (available on my website).
4. Attend an initial counselling session to discuss:

  • how counselling works
  • Client Profile Form
  • Counsellor/Client Agreement
  • what you hope to gain from counselling
  • anything else you would like to share

5. If you are happy to continue, we will agree a mutually convenient time and a day for further counselling       sessions.


Counselling Sessions and Fees

Sessions usually take place weekly or twice weekly and last for 50 minutes on the same day and at the same time. These sessions cost £50 payable in cash at the end of each session.  Extended appointments of 75 minutes are also available at a cost of £75. Student counsellors maybe offered concessions.

Behaviour Therapy for Tics

A course of treatment consists of between 10-12 sessions, depending on the client and the therapist and it is vital that clients are committed to complete the whole course of treatment.  Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes on the same day and at the same time.  Private sessions cost £60 per session, payable in cash at the end of each session.  If I cancel a session, you will not be expected to pay for it and, where possible, I will offer you another appointment.  Sessions which you cancel incur a £15 cancellation fee.

Pleases see 'Sessions and Fees' on my website:

Further information

Behaviour Therapy for Tics

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a complex neurological condition that now affects 1 in 100 school age children living in the UK and 300,000 children and adults.  It is defined by involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements known as ‘tics’.

Behaviour Therapy for Tics is the UK’s front line, evidence based treatment for individuals with tic disorders.  It is an alternative means of controlling tics without medication.  Evidence suggests that it is most effective for children older than 8 years of age and adults.  Behaviour Therapy is not a cure, but it can be effective in helping individuals gain control over their tics in situations when they choose to do so, thus helping to improve their quality of life. The quality of life of individuals with more severe TS is often impacted physically, educationally, economically and socially.

A course of Behaviour Therapy is usually for 10-12 weekly sessions, but this can depend on the person with tics and the therapist.

Maps & Directions

Hatfield, AL10 8AX
Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please contact Safe Talk Counselling for a free consultation, check availability or to book an appointment

Types of client

Young people
Older adults