Kerrie Hipgrave MBACP (Reg), Dip. TC, Dip. CBT
Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City
Countess Anne C Of E Academy
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 in their personal and professional lives. Whether it is depression due to loss or a feeling of failure, anger, emotional distress/anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, eating disorders or other issues that negatively affect mental health, counselling can help.
My aim is to keep you psychologically and emotionally safe whilst supporting you to reflect with rationality on the current circumstances 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 for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who is a BACP accredited registered member (No. 164016). I offer the following therapies that can be combined to suit an individual's 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 and children has given me a deep understanding of the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face on a daily basis. I possess a natural empathy and connectedness which is incorporated in my therapeutic work.
I work creatively with children through play and art as this approach enables me to see and reach behind their emotions and behaviours with empathy and sensitivity. By understanding some of what they are experiencing, often an unseen inner landscape of turmoil, chaos and anxiety, I can offer psychological and emotional support and a rational perspective.
My work revolves around being friendly yet ethically boundaried and professional. I am experienced in psychologically and emotionally supporting clients whilst they choose to address emotional issues from the past in the present. The journey through counselling provides an opportunity for a client to find acceptance and to free themselves 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.” - Young Girl
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
1. Visit my website for further information about my services: www.safetalkcounselling.com
2. Call or email to set-up an initial session to Tel 07970 319076, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.safetalkcounselling.com
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
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Please contact Safe Talk Counselling for a free consultation, check availability or to book an appointment
Types of client