Kerry Hirst MBACP, MSET, PG Dip Clinical Supervision
Hi, my name is Kerry, I am a Consultant Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
You may feel anxious or nervous about making the first step in going to see a counsellor. However taking that step you will be able to start to make sense of the feelings you have.
I feel that with the right counsellor you can build a good working relationship and be able to find that light at the end of the tunnel.
Why not come for an initial appointment and see how you feel? You can ask questions, talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and then decide if it is the right time for you and if I am the right person.
I offer friendly, safe, confidential counselling service in which to talk about you and your feelings in a relaxed environment. I will support you through your difficulties to help you achieve clarity and help you take those steps to move forward with your life. One of my specialist areas of counselling is child bereavement but most of my clients see me for a whole host of different problems from depression to work related issues.
Often issues affect partners so I am happy to counsel couples as this may resolve issues much quicker. I have also helped people suffering with anxiety, relationship problems, childhood related issues, bereavement, child bereavement, self harm, anger management difficulties, alcohol and drug related issues, addiction and stress.
My private practice is based in Thorpe-on-the Hill (just off the A46 Lincoln Bypass) approx 5 miles outside Lincoln. I also have an office near to the prison in Lincoln both venues have free parking and disabled access. Please see the maps for the locations.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its ethical framework.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is about helping people who want to change some aspects of their thoughts, feelings or behaviour to improve their life, or simply to explore and clarify their thoughts or feelings.
It’s about talking to a properly qualified counsellor who has regular professional supervision.
Sessions usually last for 50 mins and at our first meeting you can decide if you would like to continue to work together. We will discuss the number of sessions we believe will be appropriate to help you, and we will regularly review how you are feeling (this is typically around 6 sessions but maybe less or more). You of course are free to end counselling at any time you wish.
If you feel that you would like to arrange a session or require any further information please give me a ring or send me an e-mail. My aim is to see a client within 48 hours of their initial enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Visiting lecturer to colleges and universities
- PG Dip in Clinical Supervision
- DTLLS Diploma in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- ASIST Qualified (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Volunteer for CASY (Care and Support of Young People) with children aged 11-16
- Senior Counsellor for the YMCA
- Experienced in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, childhood related issues, bereavement, child bereavement, work related problems, self harm, anger management difficulties, alcohol and drug related issues, addiction and stress.
- Enhanced CRB checked
- I have had over 10 years working in the public sector (NHS, Social Services) working with anxiety, stress, self harm, bullying, anger management difficulties, eating disorders, mental health issues, drug related issues.
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
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
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions are approx 50 minutes and are £35 per session. I have a concession rate for students and people on low income of £30 per session, couples counselling £40 per session.
Supervision sessions are £35 per session (90 minutes).
I offer friendly, confidential counselling service in person, by phone,
WhatsApp video, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, FaceTime.
Sessions to be held weekly or fortnightly depending on what you require.
Day, evenings and weekends appointments available for counselling and supervision.
My Lime Kiln Way office has disabled access.
I can be contacted via email, text, phone at any time and I will respond as soon as I can if I am unable to answer straight away.