Kedzie Penfield UKCP, BPC

Kedzie Penfield UKCP, BPC

1C Dublin Street Lane South

0131 5571120 / 07733 417990

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About me

My work as an analytic therapist is based on the belief that we need reflection time with another person in a confidential safe space. From this space we can come up with solutions, explanations and understandings about ourselves in our lives.

I have always been interested in how we manage, contain or experience our internal histories and external situation. Our inner worlds play a part in the way we live our lives but our external world may impose unacceptable events on us that take thought as well as action to change.

I believe that our creativity can come into play to help us through particularly difficult times, so sometimes I introduce movement and drawing to take our work forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a therapist for the past 30 years and currently have my own practice based in the New Town in Edinburgh. I also teach in the Counseling and Psychotherapy Department at Edinburgh University and supervise practitioners and students in counseling and arts therapies.

I originally trained as a dance movement therapist in the USA, where I qualified as a movement analyst in the 1970s. I then moved to Scotland where I worked in the NHS and voluntary sector as a freelance staff trainer and consultant in non-verbal communication skills, team building and work place relationships and stress.

In the 1990s I trained as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist because I wanted to understand the power of words and how they work with our inner world. I qualified in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in 2001.

I qualified in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in 2001.

UKCP and BPC registered, CMA, BC-DMT, SrDMP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Support and life process skills

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 3PX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


I am available Tuesday through Thursdays, inclusive of early morning and evening times.

Supervision & training

I offer verbal supervision for psychoanalytic psychotherapy work whether in a counselling or an analytic framework.

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