John Kennedy

John Kennedy

John Kennedy 

Adv. Dip. Counselling (COSCA)

John is a friendly and experienced counsellor offering 1-1 sessions on Fridays at Napiers Clinic in Edinburgh city centre and online via FaceTime/Skype. He has worked in private practice supporting people for over 18 years and brings a wealth of experience.

John approaches each person with an open mind and a desire to work together collaboratively. Research has shown that one of the most important things is having a good working relationship between counsellor and client. He aims to create a warm welcoming space within which you can bring everything you want and need to talk about, especially the things you struggle with or that have not felt heard elsewhere. His main approach to therapeutic work is person centred. He's also influenced by creative therapies, psychodynamic theory and practice and IFS.

Counselling is a supportive process that encourages each person to express themselves in their own way and at their own pace. It highly values the unique perspective we each have on life and our own particular situation. Counselling offers us the opportunity to gain insight and understanding and with the right support allows people to find their voice and their own way forward.

In addition to working as a therapist with adults in private practice, John also works with children and young people in school settings. He has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling which has been professionally validated by COSCA (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland). He also has a Certificate in Counselling Children which is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). He is a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychtherapy), abides by their code of ethics and practice, receives regular supervision and holds suitable professional insurance.

John practices from Napiers Edinburgh Clinic
If you would like to contact John directly on 07890 685 346, feel free to give him a call. He’s happy to have a chat and arrange an initial appointment. You can also visit John's website here.

Alternatively, if you need any further help please call Napiers Edinburgh Clinic on 0131 225 5542 or email

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