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Kerry Hodgkinson, MSc, UKCP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XF
07761 621874 Registered / Accredited
Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XF

About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor and EMDR Therapy Practitioner, registered with the UKCP and the EMDR Association. I offer therapy tailored to the individual’s need and support people aged 18 and above.

I have experience of working with many issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, sleep problems, pain, ocd and phobias. For several years I worked in a busy Rehabilitation Centre working with Firefighters and their families aswell as Prison Officers and Ambulance Personnel. Through this work, I fully appreciate the impact of injury, long term health conditions, pain, physical and psychological trauma.

I am an Integrative Therapist which means I draw on several modalities of therapy, those being Transactional Analysis, EMDR and Solution Focussed Therapy, and I also integrate Mindfulness and CBT techniques. Creative interventions may also be introduced if appropriate. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in therapy, and so being able to draw on a range of therapeutic approaches enables me to tailor the therapy to your needs.

Mental health issues can have an impact on our daily lives affecting our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Daily worries can develop into longer term problems and seeking professional support can help you move through and beyond these.

I work in a non-judgemental and supportive way, giving you the protected space to explore your feelings and emotions and identify areas of change and goals. We work together aiming to achieve these, whilst I facilitate you in understanding thoughts and feelings.

One area which I am passionate about is the connection between mind and body and how they are intrinsically linked. Physical injury or a health condition can impact your mental health and mental health issues can manifest in physical issues if not addressed. So I work holistically exploring both mind and body.

As one of the only accredited EMDR Practitioners in Cumbria, I am eager to share the effectiveness of this therapy. I have helped clients work through trauma and to regain stability and peace using EMDR. The satisfaction and joy of seeing clients being relieved of intrusive memories, flashbacks, and distressing thoughts is something I will never tire of!

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a psychotherapy which has been proven to be effective in treating trauma and is recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

When we experience traumatic events, we can relive the distressing thoughts and feelings involved and can feel stuck or helpless.

EMDR aims to help ‘process’ these memories and reduce the impact. We can’t change what has happened but we can change how we react to those incidents.

EMDR is very effective for the following:
• Childhood abuse/neglect
• Assault
• Road traffic accidents
• Surgical trauma
• War related experiences
• Work related experiences
• Stress, depression, anxiety
• Obsessive, compulsive disorder
• Phobias
• Performance anxiety
• Motivation

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc In Integrative Psychotherapy
Accredited Practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Postgrad Diploma in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

As part of the requirements of my Professional Bodies (UKCP, EMDR Association) I undertake regular clinical supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

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.

EMDR UK

EMDR Association UK

EMDR UK

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Please note in the current situation, I am offering online and telephone counselling only. Please contact me for details.

Normally, sessions are held in my therapy room in Queen Street Offices, Penrith.

I also work with James Pittam Health & Fitness (www.jamespittam.com)

Sessions are 1 hour in duration

(EMDR sessions may be longer by arrangement)

Please contact me for information on fees

For Insurance, Occupational Health & EAP referrals, please contact me for information on fees.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Further information

To arrange a free consultation, or book a therapy session, please contact me on 07761 621874 or by email - support@kerryhodgkinson.co.uk

I also offer training sessions and workshops on the following topics:

Stress Management

Sleep - issues and how to improve sleep

Mind Body Synergy

Mental Health Resilience

Queen Street Offices
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 7XF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kerry Hodgkinson, MSc, UKCP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Kerry Hodgkinson, MSc, UKCP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

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