Kerry Hirst

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MBACP (Accred), MSET, PG Dip Clinical Supervision
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4US
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

I have an office near to the prison in Lincoln it has free parking and disabled access. Please see the map for the location.

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.

Your Session

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.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling sessions are approx 50 minutes and are £40 per session, couples/family counselling £50 per session.

Supervision sessions are £45 per session (90 minutes).

I offer friendly, confidential counselling service in person, by phone,
​WhatsApp video, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams.

Sessions to be held weekly or fortnightly depending on what you require.

Day and evenings appointments available for counselling and supervision.

My Lime Kiln Way office has disabled access.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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.

Greetwell Place, Lime Kiln Way, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4US

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person

I offer friendly, confidential supervision service in person, by phone, WhatsApp video, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, FaceTime.

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Kerry Hirst
Kerry Hirst