Kirsty Vipond Counselling

About Me

Kirsty Vipond
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl Rogers
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).

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.

Qualifications

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

Training

  • Open Dialogue Facilitator, Foundation Training – Open Dialogue UK
  • 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 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