About Me

Thank you for visiting my information page.  I am a Psychologist, based in Birmingham, often working in London.  I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).  

I specialise in trauma (PTSD) and provide therapy to those who have been through difficult experiences, working to help people find themselves again.  I endeavour to listen openly, understand deeply and work respectfully.  I work with a wide range of people including those from LGBT, minority, culturally diverse backgrounds.  Whatever your issue or diversity need, I am probably fine with it.  

I also have an academic career as a university lecturer, leading a doctoral training programme in Psychology.  In previous jobs, I have worked in NHS long term psychotherapy settings, primary care mental health, and with charity organisations helping those with complex mental health issues to achieve some greater autonomy and personal freedom.  I enjoy what I do, and I hope to be useful to you too.  

Thanks for reading,
-G  

First Steps in Therapy

A first meeting focuses on exploring your issues and discussing the factors contributing to a personal problem.  There is also space to discuss the form that therapy may take, such as: the length of time, therapeutic type, techniques, boundaries and expectations.  If you are not sure what you need, the first few sessions are the space to understand it and consider options.  Understanding how a personal problem came to be can often help reveal the way forward.  

People attend therapy for different lengths of time - some for a few weeks, others for a few years.  I do not ask for many months or years of commitment up front, and usually clarify goals from the start - so you know what you have gotten what you need.  

Areas of Therapy
People usually come to talk with me about: Addiction, Anger, Anxiety & Nervousness, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Bullying, Children & Problem Behaviour, Depression, Eating Disorders, Past Emotional Abuse, Family issues, LGBT issues, Minority issues, Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Relationship issues, Self Esteem.

Fees
Initial Consultation: £90 - 90mins
Therapy Sessions: £70 - 60mins
Minor reports (e.g.: letters to other professionals): £25
  *Rates for children & young people or those affected by financial issues are negotiable.

Availability usually weekday evenings (5.30 -7.30), spaces are limited.

Insurance registrations: AXA, Aviva, CIGNA, PruHealth. 

Training

To achieve professional registration as a Psychologist requires 7 to 8 years training, reaching postgraduate doctoral level (3 years BSc & 3-4 years full time postgraduate, including a range of other placement based training experiences). As an Applied Psychologist, my training incorporated practices of science, research and clinical mental health with the traditions of counselling & psychotherapy. Programmes typically involve training in ethical principles, key therapeutic models (person-centred, CBT & psychodynamic), critical psychology & psychopathology, applied research, supervised placements and several years reflection in personal therapy.

Garrett Kennedy CPsychol | AFBPsS | HCPC Reg | FHEA 
Chartered & HCPC Registered Psychologist 
Registered EuroPsy Psychologist  | Clinical Supervisor