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Natalie Kennedy Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Counsellor

London SE1 & SE26
07714309574
London SE1 & SE26

About me

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I am registered with UKCP, HCPC and BACP.  I have been working therapeutically with clients for the last 12 years and offer 1-1 therapy face to face and by skype.

My Approach

I am a relational therapist and building a supportive working relationship with clients is central to my work, as is how other aspects of their lives impact them (family, partnership, work, health, community).  I offer a space where clients can be really listened to, and explore difficult feelings and thoughts, and move forward at a pace that suits them.

Having trained in both talking and arts therapies, I am able to work collaboratively with clients to explore the issues they bring to therapy and space to make sense of these together. A creative approach can be helpful when talking is difficult and can offer new perspectives on a particular problem.

I believe that whilst therapy can be challenging when dealing with these issues, it can also be enlivening.  I have found the benefit of integrating theoretical ideas is that each one has a wide range of skills, or ways of working that values each person’s uniqueness and can also be tailored to each person.

Finding the right person can sometimes seem like a daunting task.  You can call or email me to discuss what you are looking for and to get a sense of me.  We can also meet for an initial session.

Special interest


I have worked with adults, foster carers and young people for many years. I have observed  how childhood experiences impact life in the present. I have a particular interest in how both resources and trauma are passed down from one generation to another.

I often work with adults who have been displaced and have a sense of not belonging.  I work with clients to tell their own story, find their identity and have more meaningful relationships with different parts of themselves and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
  • BA (hons) in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Children Matter: Play, Drama and Art Therapy Techniques with Children, Young People and Adults

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. This encompasses several perspectives: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Jungian, Transactional Analysis, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and the Arts therapies.

The Continuing Professional Development I have focused on recently has been on dealing with trauma that is passed on from generation to generation, and 'Parts work' which looks at the individual parts of us that perform a service or function (which we may not like).  For example  the parts of us that are self destructive, critical and/or punishing.


Work

Currently I work as an Arts Psychotherapist in private practice with adults.  In the last few years I have been facilitating a training and support package on 'Therapeutic Fostering'.  I am a tutor at City Lit and an assessor at IATE.

Prior to this, I worked as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the NHS, offered time limited therapy in a University Counselling Service and a Women's Domestic and Sexual Violence agency. I have also worked as a therapist in the private, community, education and voluntary/charity sectors.  Roles have included: Schools Counselling Manager, Freelance Programme Writer and Independent Fostering Panel Member.

I have written articles and contributions for Depression Alliance and Psychologies Magazines.


Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

My fees are £65-85 for a 50 minute session.  I do offer concessionary spaces, however they are full at present.

London
SE26

Waterloo
London
SE1

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

There is a lift at the Waterloo office. I would discuss the room dimensions with you. I also offer online or telephone counselling.

Availability

I currently have availability online or by telephone. In line with the advice by the government, I am not working face to face.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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