Bridin McKenna UKCP accd Psychotherapist & adult ADHD specialist
I am accredited by the UKCP as a clinical psychotherapist with a specialism in neurolinguistic psychotherapy (NLPt), and energy psychologies. My unique professional experience and training have evolved into combining integrative and holistic psychotherapy and functional psychiatry, which values each individual as a unified whole, mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and, socially. My mission is to truly influence the way mental health is practiced so that more people can have the health and flourishing life that they deserve. My areas of interest are neurodiversity, adult ADHD, Complex Trauma, PTS, Disordered Eating & Weight Management, Body esteem issues, weight shame and discrimination, and, historic childhood sexual abuse and trauma.
I work in private practice with a small and specialised multi-disciplinary team. We offer consultant psychiatric assessment/support, adult ADHD/mental health assessment with treatment, nutritional and dietetic support, integrative/functional medicine treatment options with qualified nurses, with dedicated complex trauma/PTS/addictions/eating disorder clinics
I offer brief solution-focused coaching/therapy/trauma interventions and long-term integrative psychotherapy. My approach is fully holistic and incorporates psychological therapies with a full root cause analysis which determines the underlying causes for ill health/mental health by focusing on imbalances in physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual health.
I regularly update my CPD, take professional supervision, and I hold professional membership with the following organisations:
UK Council for Psychotherapy: http://hypno-psychotherapy.org.uk/
Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/training-organisations/awaken-school-of-outcome-oriented-psychotherapies/
European Association for Research of Obesity: https://easo.org/
Association for Research of Obesity: https://www.aso.org.uk/
Irish Association of Obesity Research: http://asoi.info/
The association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology: https://www.energypsych.org/
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist
Adult ADHD specialist
Eating Disorder Clinician
Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapist
Bariatric Psychologist and pre-surgery Assessments
- Post Graduate Diploma; Advanced Patterns in Psychotherapy; Brief Solution Focussed Outcome Therapies; NLPt (Neurolinguistic-psychotherapy) Hypno-psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Techniques)
- Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
Advanced Diploma; Eating Disorders and Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
- Diploma Practitioner in Psychological Interventions for Obesity Management
- Certificate Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
- Certificate Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner
- Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma Neurolinguistic Programming
- Master Practitioner Diploma Neuro-Linguistic Programming
- Practitioner Certificate Free Association Hypnoanalysis
- PractitionerCertificate E.M.D.R (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprosessing)
- PractitionerCertificate Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band
- Practitioner Certificate Trainer in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Therapies
- Certificate Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Therapies
- Certificates Emotional Freedom Techniques; Levels one, two & three.
- Advanced Practitioner Certificate; Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
- Certificate: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Eating Disorders and Addictions
- NOCN Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training
- Suicide Postvention Training
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer pre surgery bariatric psychological assessments which are now a pre requirement with most ethical private hospitals by surgical teams offering weight loss surgery throughout Europe. Our multi disciplinary team offers expert dietetic, nutritional with pre and post surgery behavioural programmes for persons seeking surgery at home or abroad.
From £70.00 to £285.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£70 per 60 minute session.
Mornings, afternoons and evenings by appointment only.
As a leading advocate for persons of larger size, I continue to drive awareness of obesity-related stigma and weight phobia in order to educate and inform health professionals, public health campaigns, and clients about the consequences of this bias.
Within this role, I am a frequent expert guest speaker on local media and at health and wellness events and conferences, where I educate and inform on a wide range of mental health subjects
I am a qualified Bariatric Psychologist and within this role, I am currently completing a highly sought-after clinical fellowship with the American Association for Bariatric Counselling. I have been trained by the European Association for the Study of Obesity in Obesity Prevention and Management and I have completed a visiting clinical fellowship at Liverpool Aintree Weight Management and Bariatric NHS research and treatment Hospital, in order to establish obesity as an urgent and relevant priority to health and wellbeing on the Island of Ireland, to develop evolving evidence-based approaches for preventing and treating obesity across the lifespan, and to promote effective solutions through research, education, and policy in Northern Ireland.
I am available for consultancy and corporate training, workshops, or corporate mental health programs.
I am passionate about transforming the future of mental health treatment with several major clinical trials evolving in the near future in association with leading research partners and universities.