Kerrie Hipgrave, Psychotherapist
Natural Health Therapy Rooms
36 Wigmores North
Welwyn Garden City
Countess Anne Primary School
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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
5. All future counselling appointments will be confirmed at a mutually convenient time.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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
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:
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Type of session
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Types of client