Laura Kennedy

London, EC2M 5SQ
07745 299430 07745 299430 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am passionate about helping clients intercept 'stuck' cycles by finding new ways of adjusting and coping. Many of the clients that I work with find themselves struggling with life demands or what the World Health Organisation (WHO) typically defines as 'burn-out' (ICD-10). Quite often they feel overwhelmed, depleted and unable to find an obvious solution to their problem. They find themselves chronically ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading to vicious cycles of depression and anxiety. These clients require a specialised therapist who can offer brief, effective treatment.

I help my clients to understand and to intercept their 'stuck' cycles by guiding them to find ways to effective ways of coping. My main treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), alongside Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). All of my treatment approaches are evidence-based and recommended by the NICE guidelines.

I place a great emphasis on compassion and collaboration in my work and pride myself on achieving successful outcomes with clients. My aim is to empower clients to become their own therapist by guiding them to formulate and intercept their own problem cycles.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (PgDip)
  • Professional Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies (PgCert)
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology (PgDip/ M.Sc)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Psychology (BA hons.)
  • Accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • Member of the EMDR Association, UK & Ireland

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Insomnia, sleep difficulties,

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • EMDR

Photos & videos

Fees

CBT assessment (50 mins): £100

CBT treatment session (50 mins): £100

EMDR assessment (50 mins): £100

EMDR processing session (60-90 mins): £120 - £150

Further information

My particular areas of interest are:

Depression, generalised anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, insomnia, Trichotillomania, low self-esteem, trauma and stress reaction.

Salisbury House
Finsbury Circus
Moorgate
London
EC2M 5SQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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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 Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Laura Kennedy

Laura Kennedy