Kelly Garrett, Clinical Director of The Awareness Centre, is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Trauma, Relationship & Couples Therapist and a Clinical Supervisor. She holds a Masters of Arts in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling and postgraduate diplomas in Clinical Supervision and Group Therapy, Trauma Therapy as well as extensive training working with couples. She is UKCP Accred. (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and MBACP (Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Kelly has been in private practice in 2004 and has extensive experience of working with a broad range of issues and specialises in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexuality and couples therapy. She is also a certified Coach and has extensive experience working in corporate environments.
Although Existential thought underpins her practice, Kelly’s interests include a psychodynamic approach with particular interest in the work of John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory.
Kelly has a wide range of experience supervising practitioners both individually and in a group employing an integrative approach. Her overall belief is to support the practitioner by providing a regular space for the supervisee to reflect on the content and process of their work and develop an understanding of their skills and development needs.
She currently supervises placements therapists at The Awareness Centre supporting them with open-ended and NHS brief counselling. She also provides private supervision. Kelly recognises the importance of a consistent and vibrant supervision relationship and its potential to contribute to effective, safe practice, successful outcomes and professional development. Although clinical supervision is primarily about the professional self, Kelly still works in the knowledge that we are relational beings: the connections we have and the feedback we get can help us find the meaning of our experience. This alone can be very helpful to a fellow professional in enriching the work they do.
Kelly is also fluent in Spanish and Turkish and offers both psychotherapy and supervision in these languages.