Kerry Griggs MBACP Person centred Counsellor
My name is Kerry and I am a fully qualified person-centred counselor based in Frome.
Choosing the right therapist can seem quite a daunting prospect, especially when life already feels overwhelming. I, therefore, hope to ease any concerns and dispel any fears of what counselling really is.
I offer a safe, confidential space for counselling where individuals find their voice and can be heard and feel valued. Sometimes simply being heard can be sufficient to alleviate pain and difficult feelings. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. I will offer you insights and reflections, not options or solutions. I help individuals by supporting them to talk freely about their issues which they are struggling with. I then help them step back and look again at their responses. This promotes insight and enables individuals to develop new and creative ways of responding to the challenges they face.
I provide counselling to individuals. Over the past three years, I have gained experience working for Cruse in an agency setting, helping clients come to terms with bereavement. Bereavement after a loss can arise from changes and life transitions such as a breakdown of a relationship, divorce, break up, separation, betrayal, death of a loved one, loss of your health, retirement, miscarriage, loss of trust, or abandonment.
I can help you to engage with your emotions as they are right now, and gain a deeper understanding of them, yourself and your experiences of loss, grief and bereavement. I can also help with depression, feeling low, self-criticism, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, childhood trauma, loneliness, discrimination, work or the lack of it, gender identity, addiction and self-harm.
Although predominantly Person-centred, I am able to support you in an integrative way, occasionally drawing upon different counselling approaches to meet your particular needs. We will look at what brings you to therapy and explore a new way forward.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, feel free to contact me safely and discreetly via email, text or phone. Within our first session, we will explore what you want to get out of counselling and how I am able to support you with your needs. If there is a mutual feeling that we are able to work together, we can then arrange our next session, with a view to setting up regular meetings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
- Diploma in social care
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills
- Cruse Certificate in Bereavement
I have worked with young autistic adults, children and parents of autistic children I have worked with women who have experienced domestic violence
I have extensive experience working within a counselling agency setting, offering support and guidance to people struggling with bereavement.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am committed to working within the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling.
I attend regular supervision and I am committed to regular continual professional development (CPD)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
All sessions are 50 minutes long. I offer a free initial session. I am able to offer Walk and Talk therapy sessions, or zoom or telephone sessions depending on what you feel comfortable with. Sessions are £35.00.
l also offer concession rates for those on low income, NHS workers and teachers. Please do ask when contacting me.
I work in The Bath Practice Rooms and work in a comfortable room at the Frome therapy rooms
Concessions offered for
Available weekdays 9am to 6pm Currently working via telephone/online via zoom
I am happy to negotiate the cost if counselling is on going, you are not working or in debt. I can work evenings and some weekends I offer other therapies on request