Kirsty Vipond Counselling

Person-Centred Approach

I use the Person-Centred approach, a non-directive talking therapy that recognises that better results are gained when the counsellor is empathic, genuine and truly believes in the client.
As companions, our meaningful journey starts with a supportive relationship that builds in trust, with empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard. The therapeutic space is held for you to feel safe and free to talk without judgement and in confidence.
Alongside you, at your pace, I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs and behaviour. I will hear you deeply and try to understand how life is for you. I won’t tell you what to do or give you advice, after all no one else knows you better than yourself.
This journey of self-discovery empowers you to explore your true feelings, innate internal resources and strengths to find a way forward that is right for you.
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried.”
Carl Rogers
Making the decision to access counselling is a positive step if you are feeling emotionally distressed, have a sense of discontent or are troubled by experiences in your life present or past.
I have experience and 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.
“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brene Brown
I recognise that as human beings we are all unique. I may offer techniques or aspects from other theories to help you cope, embrace change, grow and heal.

If I feel you have additional needs that require more specific specialist support, I will guide you through the referral process.

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 well-being and autonomy; increasing self-acceptance.