John Kennedy (Adv. Diploma, MBACP)
I am a friendly and experienced counsellor offering 1-1 sessions at Napiers Clinic, Bristo Place in Edinburgh city centre. As your counsellor I will offer understanding, acceptance and support wherever you are at. I won't offer advice or solutions as I believe that with the right support we can all learn to make better choices about our lives. Counselling offers us the opportunity to gain insight and understanding and supports people to find their voice and their own way forward.
My main approach to therapeutic work is person centred. I'm also influenced by creative therapies and psychodynamic theory and practice. Regardless of a counsellor's theoretical background the most important thing is having a good working relationship between counsellor and client. I aim to create a warm welcoming space within which you can bring everything you want and need to talk about, especially the things you struggle with or that have not felt heard elsewhere.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling which has been professionally validated by COSCA (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland). I am also a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychtherapy).
I subscribe and adhere to BACP’s code of ethics and practice. I receive regular supervision and hold suitable professional insurance. The counselling sessions that I offer are confidential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £50 and last for 1 hour. For students and those on low incomes I offer a sliding scale in the hope this will make sessions more accessible.
I see counselling as a supportive process that sensitively encourages each person to express themselves in their own way and at their own pace. It highly values the unique perspective that each of us has on life and on our own particular situation. It allows people the chance to share their experiences and feel heard and understood. It creates a safe space to explore who you are and what you want. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Whether it's an unresolved moment from your past, an area needing attention in the present or the desire for life to take a new direction, counselling offers you the time and space to reflect and explore.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The clinic is on the ground floor and there are no stairs to reach the room.
Monday evenings from 5.30pm and Friday 9am-6pm
Types of client