Ian Kennedy B.A. Hons, PG Dip, MBACP, Member of Bowlby Centre.
I work from my consulting room by Peckham Rye Common and in the Bowlby Centre in Highbury and Islington and also work over the phone and video over the internet. I work during the day and in the evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as an attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I completetd this training in 2011 and registered with the UKCP in 2015. Before this I trained and worked as a mental health nurse and cognitive behavioural therapist. I also worked at the Institute of Psychiatry , King's College London as a lecturer practitioner in mental health. I have 25 years experience as a mental health worker. I have worked in many different areas of mental health including drug and alcohol use, serious mental illness and assessment, depression and anxiety difficulties.
I am also a musician and some of my work as a psychotherapist is with people with performing and creative backgrounds.
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
My fee starts from £60 a session of 50 minutes depending on your circumstances and time of day. I also see some people for a concessionary rate of £45- £55.