Dr Freya Kennedy

BA (Hons), DPsych, HCPC
Counselling Psychologist

Freya’s interest in mental health began when she was a young carer for a family member. It was during this time that she developed an understanding of how small changes to routines, and processing emotions can have a huge impact on psychological wellbeing. Since then, Freya has followed her interest through an honours degree in Psychology with Sociology, and eventually doctoral training in Counselling Psychology.

Freya is now a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. Freya offers a range of therapeutic interventions integrating; acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy, schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy, and person-centred therapy. Freya’s approach to therapy focuses on collaborating with her clients to find a tailored approach that meets their needs and goals for therapy.

Freya is trained and competent to work with; trauma (all presentations), OCD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, grief, bi-polar disorder, and presentations relating to life transitions (e.g. Transitioning to civilian life, relationship breakdown, gender transition, and health diagnoses). Freya has advanced experience working with survivors of trauma including; veterans, survivors of childhood abuse and neglect, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. As such, Freya is able to offer specialised interventions at all stages of recovery.

Freya has gained experience in NHS and charitable organisations, and as such practices in an evidence-based way, to the highest standard of professional proficiency. Freya has a warm and open manner, and aims to encourage her clients to achieve their goals through empowering their resilience and capacity for growth.

When Freya is not busy working as a psychologist, she enjoys hiking, reading, developing practice in mindful meditation, and hanging out with her cat.