About Me

michellekenny

With nearly two decades of counselling experience, I am a dedicated counsellor, supervisor, and teacher bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice. I enjoy incorporating Gestalt principles into my practice, fostering relational depth, and utilising a personable and creative style of working. I am passionate about witnessing people experience positive change and I feel incredibly fortunate to work in a field where I can retain passion and care for individuals, alongside engaging with the ever-expanding research to update my knowledge and practice.

As a trained EMDR therapist, I help numerous clients overcome the effects of trauma and achieve deep emotional healing. I currently work for a global majority organisation as a specialist trauma therapist. I am committed to anti-oppressive practices in my counselling work. I recognise the power imbalances that exist within society, and I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals feel valued and respected to explore their experiences without fear of judgment or discrimination. I aim to dismantle oppressive structures and challenge biases within myself. I engage in ongoing self-reflection and education to deepen my understanding of intersecting identities and the ways in which privilege and oppression manifest in my practice and ways of being in the world. 

I currently teach on the BA (Hons) at Kingston College, providing instruction on theory, counselling, and facilitating self-awareness and interpersonal relationship dynamics. I have spent a decade training and supervising counsellors, further enhancing my skills and commitment to the field of counselling.
I have worked extensively in higher education institutions such as City University, Kings University, Kingston University, and Kingston College, providing counselling services, supervision, and teaching to students and staff. I have also worked for Employment Assistant Counselling Services, the charity RNIB, and the Women and Girls Network, offering counselling and group facilitation on disability and loss.

I am committed to continuous professional development and have undertaken numerous courses and workshops to enhance my knowledge and skills in various areas of counselling practice. Recently, the programs that have inspired and shaped my practice have been the "Decentering Whiteness Reflective Practice" program, a monthly session aimed at exploring issues of race, privilege, and power dynamics within the counselling profession, an "Introduction to Psychosexual Counselling", equipping me with specialised skills to support individuals with psychosexual concerns.

In private practice, I offer counselling and supervision services to clients across a range of presenting issues. I adhere to ethical guidelines and regulations set by the BACP and EMDRUK.

With a strong commitment to ethical practice and continuous professional development, I bring a wealth of experience, compassion, and expertise to support growth and well-being.