Kirsty Vipond

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Counsellor - MBACP
Available for new clients
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Stamford, PE9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Kirsty, a Counsellor in Stamford providing a safe space for you to be heard and deeply understood, where you will be accepted for exactly who you are.

Predominantly trained in the Person-Centred approach, I offer a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship that helps you look closely at what matters to you. 

At times we can feel overwhelmed, anxious, emotionally distressed, or be troubled by events in our lives past or present. Counselling offers the opportunity to talk with someone trained to listen with compassion and nurture your wellbeing. 

In sessions, you will find me warm, empathic, thoughtful, open and honest. Think of me as a companion on your journey helping you explore your true feelings, innate internal resources and strengths to find a way forward that is right for you. 

As we work together, at your pace, I may offer tools or utilise other theories which encourage you through the process to help you cope, embrace change, grow and heal.

I offer counselling from my home-based private practice in Stamford, online or by phone. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), have an enhanced DBS certificate and full insurance.

I can help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, anger, trauma, abuse, autism spectrum, cancer, illness, bereavement, loss, miscarriage, baby loss, relationship struggles and family difficulties.

Counselling offers many benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety; feeling less overwhelmed or isolated; gaining insight into yourself and relationships; identifying goals and dreams; improving wellbeing and autonomy; increasing self-acceptance.

I provide an initial session, with no obligation to continue, which involves an informal assessment exploring what brings you to therapy and an opportunity for you to find out if counselling with me is right for you.

It takes courage to seek support and the decision to start counselling can feel unsettling, for some. If you would like to talk first, please feel free to ring for a brief conversation on 07702 527702.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

  • Owner and Counsellor – Kirsty Vipond Counselling, Stamford.  
  • Counsellor – Action for Asperger’s, registered charity, Corby.
  • Volunteer Counsellor in a male prison for 3 years.
  • Volunteer Counsellor for young people at a local college.
  • Managed and facilitated Hollyhocks Cancer Support Group for 4 years - offering one to one, community and peer support to cancer patients, carers, family members and those who have been bereaved through cancer touching their lives. 
  • Member of Baby Loss Counselling Network supporting those who have experienced baby loss through miscarriage or still birth.


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 5
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills Level 3
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2


  • Open Dialogue Facilitator, Foundation Training – Open Dialogue UK 
  • Trauma and the Body - Carolyn Spring
  • Dealing with Stress, working with suicide and self harm - Carolyn Spring
  • Stress and Trauma - Cinnabar Training
  • Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring
  • Race and culture core competency - BACP
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing - Carolyn Spring
  • Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD - University of Derby
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training - Accredited pregnancy and infant loss specialist
    The Foundation for Infant Loss Training - Accredited specialist in supporting clients with subsequent pregnancies after loss
  • Counselling online: a Coronavirus primer - The Open University
  • Baby Loss Awareness - Royal College of Midwives
  • Cancer Awareness - Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Supporting others through Loss, Grief & Bereavement - Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Wellbeing & Resilience - Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Working with Depression - Cinnabar Training
  • Past Trauma and the Unconscious Mind - Cinnabar Training
  • Life Events and Social Networks - Cinnabar Training
  • Safeguarding Adults - LSAB
  • Safeguarding Everyone - Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk - LSAB
  • Safeguarding 16-25 year olds: England and Wales - NSPCC

Member organisations

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

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 - 1 hour initial assessment.

£45 - 50 minute counselling session.

Payment by bank transfer on day of session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

50 minute sessions, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday day time & evenings.

One to one sessions for adults, short term or long term counselling, face to face, online or by phone.

Further information

  • Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance with Oxygen Insurance.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate.
  • GDPR Compliant, registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  • Undertake regular Supervision to ensure I am working safely and ethically.
  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Car parking available, toilet facilities and wheelchair access.

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Kirsty Vipond
Kirsty Vipond