Jennifer Kennedy Dip. TA Psychotherapy, MBACP, PGCert Mental Health
BACP registered therapist specialising in working with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues and issues relating to spirituality and meaning in life. I work either in person, by telephone or online I will help you to recognise and understand your unhelpful patterns and the difficulties which result from challenging life events or past experiences. Sometimes feelings can come out of the blue and seem to have no specific cause, I will help you to explore and understand this so you can make changes to how you feel. I use an integrative approach to therapy including Transactional Analysis, Body Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling approaches.
How I work
I work on a short and long term basis either face to face, by telephone or online to help you make lasting positive changes to your life. If you have been experiencing anxiety or depression for a long time, it can take time to work through the patterns of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors which are maintaining your anxious or depressed feelings. The process therefore requires focus and a commitment to getting better.
I use an integrated style incorporating Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Counselling approaches and body-centred Psychotherapy. This is because everyone is unique and different types of therapy work for different people, I therefore tailor the style used to suit you and the therapeutic relationship forms the foundation of the work. I also use mindfulness techniques to enhance your self awareness and help you make positive changes.
What happens in the first session?
The first session is an opportunity to talk through the difficulties you are experiencing. I will ask some questions about whats happening and explain a bit about how I work. This session is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions and decide if we wish to work together.
Where I work
I work as a therapist in private practice in my room in South Manchester The room is situated in a therapy centre on a quiet, tree lined street where there is plenty of parking available. The centre is conveniently located and accessible via public transport and the environment is comfortable and welcoming. I also work on the telephone or an increasing number of people are opting for the convenience of working online via skype.
I am a professional and reliable therapist who will create a confidential and safe space in which you can explore your difficulties and make the necessary changes to your life. I believe in the power of talking as a way of understanding ourselves and making sense of our lives. Through the process of sharing our experiences we can begin to work out what we want out of life and can shape our future to look how we desire rather than staying in the same old stuck patterns. I work at depth to explore the underlying reasons for unhappiness and therefore the therapy generally takes place on a medium to long term basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Diploma in Life Coaching
Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health in Primary Health Care
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
I have experience of working as a therapist in a wide variety of settings including private practice, in voluntary organisations and in the NHS. I have experience of working with a range of issues including trauma, abuse, anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, childhood issues and low self esteem. I facilitate groups for a number of mental health charities and deliver anxiety and depression management courses in organisations such as the NHS.
I also work with those on a spiritual path who wish to explore issues around life, spirituality, meaning and finding the true self. I provide support and guidance for those exploring the deeper aspects of self or who are in a spiritual awakening process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My areas of interest and specialism are as follows:
- Anxiety disorders
- Childhood trauma
- Low self esteem
- Panic attacks and Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Health anxiety
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship difficulties
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Individual Counselling/Therapy - 50 minutes session - £45.00 per session
Online/ telephone therapy - 60 minutes session - £45.00 per session
Group Therapy - £30.00 per session
Workshops and courses - Scale of fees
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm
Types of client