I have worked in NHS mental health services since 1994, initially as a community mental health nurse practitioner, then as a senior nurse lecturer. Since 2011, alongside lecturing, I have been practicing as a family and systemic psychotherapist within the NHS. My practice has been based in specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS), specialist eating disorder services and currently Early Intervention psychosis services for young people and adults.
I am currently undertaking a systemic practice doctoral programme and my research is focused on the often unheard impact of mental health illness on families.
For individual, couples, children or family therapy I will offer a free consultation call to discuss your needs and to let you know how I can work to support you. Session fee's can also be discussed during the call.
My practice day for face to face appointments is Sundays 9am - 7pm.
MSc Systemic practice
Final year student Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice.
UKCP REGISTERED SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST
NMC REGISTERED NURSE AND TEACHER
HEA TEACHING FELLOW
I work with:
Children and young people
Paula Kennedy - DipHE (Nursing), BSc (Health Studies) MSC (Management)
PGCE (T&L:HE), MSc (Systemic Family Therapy)
Final year Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice student.
As a registered family and systemic psychotherapist since 2011, I have offered consultation and interventions to individuals, couples and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including (but not limited to):
Depression, stress & anxiety
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Loss & bereavement
Separation & divorce
Low self esteem and confidence
Difficulties with emotional regulation
I utilise a number of evidenced based systemic intervention approaches in my practice, always tailored to meet the needs of individuals, couples or families.
As a family and systemic psychotherapist my role involves helping people in close relationships with others to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Family and systemic psychotherapy offers opportunities for individuals, families and couples to explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely and to reflect and build upon their strengths and resources.