Kedzie Penfield UKCP, BPC
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support and life process skills
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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.View supervision profile