My name is Kathleen Kelly and I am an experienced addictions and trauma therapist and counsellor. I help individuals struggling with alcohol, drug, food and behavioural addictions. I also work with adult children of alcoholics, developmental and relational trauma, co-dependency, relapse prevention and personal growth in recovery.
I have an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling from a London university, and trained as an addiction and trauma therapist at The Priory in London and The Meadows in Arizona. My approach to working with addiction is based on the Meadows model of understanding the adaptations and defenses individuals have made to accommodate developmental experiences that were less than nurturing. This is an attachment-oriented approach to therapy using evidence-based practices for recovery and informed by the Minnesota model of addiction.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor. My practice is insured and registered in Belgium; I engage in continuing education; and practice with the supervision of a senior UKCP registered therapist.
I adhere to the code of ethics endorsed by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and respect the confidentiality of the relationship between therapist and client.
In addition to an MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, I also hold a PhD in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia, and have specialist training in Lifespan Integration, Inner Child Work, Psychological Coaching, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
If you would like to schedule an introductory meeting or ask for further information, please feel free to contact me using the email form at the bottom of this page or by calling me at 0497 23 0447.