Our Consultant Psychologist, Kerry Daynes is frequently asked to contribute to television, radio and news programmes in her capacity as an expert and has published numerous articles in the national press. Kerry is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her standing as a psychologist has attracted high-profile business leaders, sports personalities and celebrities as private clients. She is welcoming, down to earth and extremely understanding. Please click on the link to read more of her impressive biography.
Kerry has experience of enabling clients to find solutions to a wide range of issues, including:
- Acute or Chronic Stress
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss
- Body Image Problems
- Cosmetic Surgery (pre-surgery decision making and post-surgery changes)
- Personality Problems
- Post Natal / Post Menopausal Changes
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / Trauma
- Psychodermatological (skin- related) Problems
- Psychotic Symptoms
- Relationship & Family Difficulties
- Self Esteem & Confidence Problems
- Self Harm
- Workplace Success
She works with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution – each person’s story is important and their journey as unique as they are. Clients are able to choose from sixty , ninety minute or two hour long appointments, so they never feel rushed. Along with this flexible approach is the word ‘integrative’ which is all about bringing several methods of treatment together. Kerry is skilled at combining the following core and evidence-based techniques to best suit you:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most well-researched psychotherapeutic approach. The client and therapist work actively together to understand and change the way in which thoughts, emotions and behaviours interact to produce and maintain difficulties. ‘Third Wave’ CBT approaches also combine concepts such as mindfulness, behavioural activation, acceptance, personal values and spirituality to promote holistic health and wellbeing.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment originally designed to reduce the distress caused by traumatic experiences, but also used to treat a much wider range of problems. During part of the therapy, the client briefly pays attention to past memories and present triggers to distress whilst focusing on a form of bi-lateral brain stimulation (typically following the therapists fingers with their eyes).
Family & Systemic Psychotherapy assists the client to consider themselves in the context of a wider social group and how they can choose to interact with others, such as family, friends and work colleagues. This can includes both joint and non-direct work with other significant people in the client’s life.
Schema-Focused Therapy combines the most effective aspects of cognitive behavioural, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies to help clients understand the origins of self-defeating patterns of relating to the world around them that they have often lived with for a long time, and develop healthier alternatives for accomplishing their goals and getting their needs met.
Psychological Coaching uses the art and science of psychology in a highly practical way to support clients in creating their own success at work and in life. Coaching differs from therapy in that the client sets the agenda and is the ‘expert’. Coaching psychologists act as a resource for ideas, encouragement, problem-solving frameworks and accountability. They constructively challenge the beliefs and assumptions clients make that prevent them either from reaching their full potential or find a different path to follow in support of building a happier, more successful or satisfying life.