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Kerrie Hipgrave, Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Behavioural Therapist

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5BL
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5BL

About me

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

Due to Covid-19, I now offer confidential online video sessions via Skype or FaceTime and phone sessions.

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 giving you tools to become your own therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Behavioural Therapist who is a BACP accredited registered member. I offer the following therapies that can be combined to suit your specific needs:

  • Person-Centred Therapy (Humanistic)
  • CBT/REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy)
  • CBT for Children
  • Behaviour Therapy for Tics CBiTS (Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders)
  • CBT for Phobias

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.

“Counselling carefully takes care of my feelings.  I feel safe and free to share and I know that I can trust counselling.” - Testimonial

Member organisations


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/assessment: Tel 07970319076, E-mail

3. Read, complete and sign a Client Profile Form, Working Agreement and GDPR 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 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



There is an initial consultation/assessment prior to therapy sessions. Sessions are 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 therapy session.

Please contact Safe Talk to discuss fees


There is an initial consultation/assessment before therapy starts. A course of treatment consists of between 10-12 sessions 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.

Please contact Safe Talk to discuss fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

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 is usually for 10-12 weekly sessions.

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

Safe Talk
Great North Business Centre
North Place
82 Great North Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Kerrie Hipgrave, Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Behavioural Therapist

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