Kerrie Hipgrave, Psychotherapist

Kerrie Hipgrave, Psychotherapist

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Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City
Herts
AL8 6PH

Countess Anne Primary School
School Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 8AX

07970 319076

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Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City
Herts
AL8 6PH

Countess Anne Primary School
School Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 8AX

07970 319076

About me

Hello, my name is Kerrie and I am a Psychotherapist who is experienced in CBT/REBT and Person Centred Therapy.  I am also a Behavioural Therapist who specialises in the treatment of tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.

I counsel adults, adolescents and children from all walks of life with empathy and I have a rational insight of the problems faced by each generation. Whether it is anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, anger, relationship difficulties or other issues, I can help you change confusion into clarity to find the 'happier you'.

Therapy supports a client to address and work on ‘real’ issues at a comfortable pace in a confidential, safe setting. My aim as a Therapist is to give you the tools to become your own therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychotherapist 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 Behaviour Therapy)
  • CBT for Children
  • Behaviour Therapy for Tics (Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders)

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.

Working creatively with children through play and art enables me to see and reach behind 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

BACP

Accredited register membership

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/assessment: Tel 07970 319076, E-mail

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

4. Attend a consultation to discuss:

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

5. All future counselling appointments will be confirmed at a mutually convenient time.

Fees

COUNSELLING SESSIONS

There is an initial consultation/assessment before counselling starts.  Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes on the same day and at the same time.  Sessions are payable at the end of each session in cash or by bank transfer 24 hours before the counselling session.  Class observations are by mutual arrangement.  All cancelled counselling sessions are payable in full.

Please contact Safe Talk Counselling to discuss fees

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY FOR TICS

There is an initial consultation/assessment before counselling starts. 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 are 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.  All cancelled sessions are payable in full.

Please contact Safe Talk Counselling to discuss fees

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.


Behavioral Therapy for Tics, the UK's Number One dynamic tic therapy:

Maps & Directions

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

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair access in Hatfield only

Availability

Please contact Safe Talk Counselling to check availability, practice venue and to book an appointment

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations