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About me

Hello, I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Behavioural Therapist and my practice is located 2 minutes walk from Hatfield Train Station.

I offer confidential online video sessions via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.  Face to face sessions are dependent on current Government Covid-19 guidelines.  Please contact Safe Talk for further information.

My integrative approach incorporates different therapy styles including humanistic and CBT/REBT and I also specialise in the treatment of tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.  I support adults and adolescents from all walks of life with empathy and I have a rational insight of the problems faced by each generation. Whether it is general anxiety disorder, health anxiety, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias or depression, I can help you change confusion into clarity to find the 'happier you'.

Therapy supports clients to address and work on ‘real’ issues at a comfortable pace in a confidential safe setting. I aim to ground you by supporting you to use the tools to become your own therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Behavioural Therapist who is a BACP accredited registered member. I integrate the following therapies to suit each clients' specific needs:

  • Person-Centred Therapy (Humanistic) - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Post Graduate short course Diploma in CBT/REBT, Regents University
  • Post Graduate short course Diploma in CBT for Children, IATE/University of East London
  • CBiT Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics - Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders

Safeguarding Level 1 and 2

First Aid Level 1

DBS checked

Professional Indemnity Insurance

My experience of working with all ages groups has given me a deep understanding of the intricacies of various psychological issues faced on a daily basis. I possess a natural empathy and warmth, changing confusion into clarity, helping to find the happier you.

There is an option to work creatively with art to reach behind emotions and behaviours with empathy and compassion. I 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. The therapeutic journey provides an opportunity to find acceptance and freedom to move towards a brighter, more confident future.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Getting started:

1. Visit my website for further information about my services: www.safetalkcounselling.com

2. Call or email me to set-up a consultation appointment: Tel 07970319076, email: safetalkcounselling@gmail.com

3. Read, complete and sign a Client Profile Form, Working Agreement and GDPR attached in your confirmation email.

4. Attend a consultation appointment to discuss:

  • Client Profile Form
  • Counsellor/Therapist/Client Agreement
  • A counselling goal/directionality
  • What is counselling and how it works
  • Questions

5. All future counselling appointments will be confirmed during the consultation appointment.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please contact Safe Talk to discuss availablity and fees

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact Safe Talk to check availability, fees and to book an appointment

Further information

CBiTS Comprehensive Behaviour Therapy for Tics

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a complex neurological disorder that 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 lasts approximately 10-12 weekly sessions depending on the number and severity of tics.  It is the UK's Number One dynamic tic therapy.

Safe Talk, Great North Business Centre
North Place
82 Great North Road
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 5BL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Single staircase to access therapy room

Online platforms

Skype

Social

Kerrie Hipgrave

Kerrie Hipgrave