“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Predominantly trained in the Person-Centred approach, my belief is that given the right conditions people can thrive and overcome adversity. I’m passionate about providing a safe and caring environment that helps clients look closely at what matters to them, where they feel completely accepted and understood.
My private practice is based in Stamford. I see clients face to face, online via Zoom or by phone. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This not only gives assurance of my training but also confidence that I adhere to their Ethical Framework and my commitment to continuing personal development. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate, full insurance and am GDPR compliant (Registered with the ICO).
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
Stress and Trauma – Cinnabar Training
Working with Shame – Carolyn Spring
Race and culture core competency – BACP
Open Dialogue Facilitator, Foundation Training – Open Dialogue UK (1 year, ends April 22)
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 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 – NSPC