Kerrie Hipgrave

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MBACP Accred | Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Behaviouralist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hitchin SG5 & Hatfield AL9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced accredited Psychotherapist offering psychological and emotional support to adults, teenagers and children experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger management, neurodiversity  including OCD and ADHD, relationship problems, abuse, trauma and addictions.  Knowing how to live and cope with challenging thoughts, emotions and behaviours is a life skill and it is something I can support you to do so that you can thrive, feel safer and happy in life.

If you are overwhelmed by your feelings and you are unhappy, I can help you to be autonomous and  free to explore you, your past lived experiences and any anxious thoughts and fears of the future. I am non-judgemental and I approach all clients with kindness and understanding.  You will have the space and time to talk and share your inner thoughts and feelings.  I think "out of the box" and there is an option of working creatively and with breathwork to enhance self expression and self empowerment.

I specialise in CBiT (Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics) Therapy for Tic Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome with HRT and ERP.  I am also experienced in behavioural therapy for phobias, trichotillomania and dermatillomania and OCD.

My integrative approach combines different therapy styles including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) to support your individual needs.  I have an insight into the problems faced by each generation, changing 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. The aim of therapy is to ground you and empower you to become your own therapist.

Please contact me for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Behaviouralist and Breathwork Coach who is BACP accredited.  I integrate the following therapies to suit each clients' specific needs:

  • Person-Centred Therapy (Humanistic) - Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) - Postgraduate Diploma, Regents University, London
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Children, Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), University of East London (UEL)
  • Accredited Breathwork Coach - International Breathwork Foundation IBF
  • CBiT Therapist (Comprehensive Behaviour Intervention for Tics) - Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorder, Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania

My experience of working with all ages groups has given me a deep understanding of the intricate challenges faced on a daily basis. I possess a natural empathy. warmth and kindness.  You will develop deep insight and clarity whilst feeling safe, supported and understood, changing confusion into clarity.

You have the option of working creatively and with breathwork to address overwhelming emotions.  I offer confidential psychological and emotional support and a SAFE space to talk.

I am approachable yet ethically boundaried and professional.  I am experienced in psychologically and emotionally supporting you to address emotional issues from the past and fears of the future. The therapeutic journey provides an opportunity to develop resilience and acceptance, freeing you to move towards a brighter, more confident future.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Call or email me to set-up a consultation appointment: Tel 07970319076 or send an email.

During a consultation appointment we will discuss:

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

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

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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please contact Safe Talk / Tics Talk  to arrange a free 10 minute phone or online video call.

When I work

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

Further information

CBiT Therapy - Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics Therapy

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 sounds and movements known as ‘tics’.

Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics Therapy (CBiT) is the UK’s front line evidence based treatment for tics.  Research has shown that it is as effective as medication without the side effects.   Evidence suggests that it is most effective for children 8+ years of age and adults.  CBiT therapy is not a cure, but it is effective in helping individuals understand, accept and gain control of  your tics.  Psychoeducation empowers you to let go of shame and to develop a positive self concept. Tics can impact the quality of life physically, mentally, educationally, economically and emotionally.

Weekly CBiT therapy is approximately 8-12 sessions depending on the type, number and the severity of the tics.  It is the UK's No. 1 dynamic tic therapy.

Additional Information:

Enhanced DBS

Safeguarding Level 2

Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance

ICO Registered for GDPR Data Protection

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5

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 check

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PVG Scheme

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Kerrie Hipgrave
Kerrie Hipgrave