Kerry Griggs

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MBACP counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Frome BA11 & Bath BA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Kerry and I am a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor. I am currently offering counselling face to face, online, walk and talk and via telephone in Fome and Bath.

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 

Experience

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).

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Fees

£30.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

I am currently able to offer face to face, telephone sessions, online sessions.

Face to face and online counsellors is on a sliding scale from £40 to £35

I offer some concession rates for those on low income. I have limited concession spaces available so this is subject to availability. 

When I work

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Afternoon
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Available weekdays 9.30am to 4pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am to 3pm

Frome, Somerset, BA11

Bath, Somerset, BA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp
Skype