Natalie Kennedy Counselling and Psychotherapy in Waterloo, South East London, E5 and Online

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About Me


I am a relational psychotherapist and see this as the core of my work. I have worked therapeutically for over 10 years. I bring warmth, attunement and compassion to my relationships with clients as well as keeping the focus on the client's particular issues and where they would like to be. I bring my clinical experience and knowledge to facilitate clients to reduce the negative impact of uncomfortable feelings and to make different choices as change occurs over time. Using creative methods and the imagination enables thoughts and feelings we are not aware of or we don't have words for yet to emerge, so they can be reflected on together.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked in the NHS in an outpatient clinic and in various therapeutic roles including: As a Schools Counselling Manager and student supervisor in central London; as a Training and Development Manager in a Community Counselling Agency, as a Children and Young People’s Worker and Trainer in a Women’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Centre, and as a Co ordinator and Group Facilitator of a recovery programme for women and child survivors of violence.

These help me to bring a broad range of experiences and knowledge to my private work with clients.

I am a University Lecturer and teach courses on Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, the Transpersonal and Integrative Psychotherapy.

I am also an external examiner for the MA in Arts Psychotherapy course at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.

Prior to becoming a therapist I worked on a national research project with the University of London, in education, training and early years services. This has enabled me to see how what happens in the past can impact us in the present.

I am interested in the arts including visual art, drama, journaling and storytelling, I also experiment with glass which echoes the process of therapy as with time, effort and the addition another element (in this case, fire), the glass becomes changed. These art forms have shown me how expressive arts enable us to communicate in different ways and inform my work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and arts therapist.

Qualifications:

MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education

Post Graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts - Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education

BA (Hons) in Counselling - Greenwich University, London

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Mary Ward Centre

Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy - Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

Therapeutic Life Story Work - Richard Rose

Group Facilitation with Children and Mothers
- Against Violence & Abuse (AVA)

Restorative Approaches to Conflict - Restorative Action, Lewisham

Play, Drama and Art Therapy Techniques with Children and Adults - Playing Matters

I engage in regular Continually Professional Development and clinical supervision to support my practice as a therapist.


Professional Training and Accredited Bodies

I am UKCP and HCPC registered.




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