Bridin Mc Kenna UKCP Registered and Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Clinician.
I have a broad base work background that has equipped me with a vast resource of experiences that are invaluable to me as a therapist, enabling greater understanding and effective progress in your therapy.
“I strongly believe that we can only take personal responsibility for our own lives, our actions and our inactions"
I utilise several, personally tailored approaches in the exploration of personal meaning and individual truth. This means that I intuitively adapt the methodology of the therapy I use, to best meet your needs. I treat each client as a unique individual. The causes of the need for therapy are as varied as our human characteristics; it therefore follows that the solutions may be similarly complex or surprisingly simple. Listening is the key; and I hear what you may not be saying. I respond to how you present at each session; each week you are a different complex being than you were at the previous one; you will have evolved and developed emotionally and cognitively, I respond intuitively to your needs.
I work by challenging your beliefs and coaching you to think for yourself so you can significantly improve your self confidence, self esteem and personal empowerment. As a result of this approach, you are highly likely to experience a renewed sense of hope, elevated mood and reduced anxiety, worry and stress. This may restore or even implement balance into your life.
I have recently launched Northern Ireland's first clinic treating obesity and eating disorders using evidence based psychological treatment models. Life Therapies Clinic offers specialist, integrative and psychodynamic treatment for obesity management, weight management and eating disorders. We offer expert and holistic support for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive and binge eating disorders and other associated mental health conditions.
We are a team of leading professionals in the field of psychological interventions and personal change. Our team includes UKCP accredited psychotherapists, eating disorder clinicians, registered & accredited coaches, nutritionists and holistic therapists.
We are living in stressful and difficult times, and at some time in our lives we may feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with our problems. Every day more and more people need help with feelings and problems that seem beyond their control – whether those problems are with an eating disorder, food or weight issues, family situation, job loss, relationships, the death of a loved one, depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma (PTSD), or addiction.
At Life Therapies Clinic, we wish to address and successfully treat moderate to severe mental health issues. Life Therapies Clinic is a Professional, Caring and multi Therapeutic Service. Our approach is fully holistic and incorporates psychological interventions with nutritional support and mind/body therapies to initiate and facilitate a process of positive change in all areas of life. . We value your privacy greatly and work within a strict set of ethical and professional guidelines. Your safety and confidentiality are paramount.
Our professional training programmes and workshops are specifically designed to provide you with an optimum learning environment to meet your outcomes. Our programmes are experiential and the combined skills of our trainers means that you will work with like-minded individuals who are keen to explore models of excellence and draw from the latest thinking in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, coaching and health psychology.
The mission of our corporate and consultancy service is to influence change with integrity, enabling organisations and individuals to achieve their own success.
We support organisations and individuals to grow at the level of vision, mission and spirit. We will support you by providing contexts and experiences to bring out the best in you and your people. Our aim is to enable you to become awakened to the possibilities and choices that exist through your own expansion and growth.
After qualifying as a psychotherapist I have further trained at the National Centre for Eating Disorders in London and am member of their professional network.
I have a particular interest and experience in working with treatment of addictive behaviours, particularly alcohol and substance misuse. I hold specialist qualifications for working with eating disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating Disorders and use evidence based treatment models for treatment of Obesity and Weight Management.
I also hold specific qualifications for specialist treatment of trauma, depression, stress, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and am trained to deal with the aftermath of suicide.
I run workshops around emotional management of food/food addiction, and CBT/NLP/EFT for stress, anxiety and depression. These workshops have proved highly popular and provide delegates with a powerful range of resources and tools, as well as learning to apply the therapies to everyday life situations. I am an energetic, dynamic and extremely empathetic presenter who brings passion and energy to my workshops.
I am an GoE approved Energy EFT and Energy Trainer and offer certified training for: Positive EFT and EFT levels 1,2&3 to Master Practitioner Level.
I hold qualifications in the following areas; Post Graduate Diploma: Advanced Patterns in Psychotherapy (hypno-psychotherapy and neurolinguistic-psychotherapy), Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity, Advanced Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Nutritional Interventions, Practitioner in Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) and is a Master Practitioner and Association of Meridian Therapies Approved Trainer of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Energy Therapies.
I have completed U.K.C.P Psychotherapy Accreditation and am a registered and accredited Clinical Psychotherapist. I hold professional memberships with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy: http://www.hypno-psychotherapy.org.uk/, Awaken School: www.awakenschool.co.uk, and The Association for Meridian Therapies: http://theamt.com/
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma; Advanced Patterns in Psychotherapy; Brief Solution Focussed Outcome Therapies; NLPt (Neurolinguistic-psychotherapy) Hypno-psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Techniques) Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
Advanced Diploma; Eating Disorders and Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
Diploma; Practitioner in Psychological Interventions for Obesity Management
Certificate; Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
Diploma; Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Diploma; Neuro Linguistic Programming; Practitioner
Certificate; Free Association Hypnoanalysis; Practitioner
Certificate; E.M.D.R (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprosessing); Practitioner
Certificate; Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band; Practitioner
Certificate: http://theamt.com/ Approved Trainer in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Therapies
Certificate: Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Therapies
Certificates; Emotional Freedom Techniques; Levels one, two and three. Advanced Practitioner
Certificate: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Eating Disorders and Addictions
NOCN Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training
Suicide Postvention Training