|Sessions:||Face-to-Face, Online, Phone|
|Locations:||New Cross, Waterloo|
Building a supportive therapeutic relationship with clients is central to Natalie Kennedy’s work. She offers a space where clients can be really listened to, and explore difficult feelings and thoughts, as well as becoming more aware of the patterns in their relationships (with themselves and others). This can enable them to have a greater range of choices, rather than the automatic responses which often become habitual.
Having trained in both talking and arts therapies,Natalie is able to work collaboratively and creatively with them. An imaginative approach can be helpful when talking is difficult and can offer new perspectives on a particular problem.
Natalie has found the benefit of integrating theoretical ideas is that there are a range of skills/applications that can be tailored to each client. Her aim is to help them to come to a resolution of their problems, and to explore their potential as they find new ways to live a fuller life.
Natalie has worked with children, young people, women, birth foster families for many years. She has observed how childhood experiences impact the present. She has a particular interest in how both resources and trauma are passed down from one generation to another. She often works with adults who have a sense of not belonging and is curious about how culture, class and gender affect individuals.
Natalie Kennedy is a counsellor and integrative arts psychotherapist (IAP) registered with both HCPC and BACP. She has an Advanced Diploma in integrative counselling and a Masters in IAP. She is a tutor at City Lit.