Dr. Nini Kerr
Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Edinburgh
Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Accredited Practitioner of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have been in practice for over a decade and am experienced in working with a variety of adults from all backgrounds and a range of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, identity issues, bereavement and loss, and eating disorders. Our work together will support you to look into deeper motives behind behaviours or patterns of behaviours that you find unhelpful or destructive for you. This will happen through a gentle, relational approach of story-telling and meditative reflection, and questions will be asked to help us gain insights into aspects of yourself you may not previously know. By gaining these insights about yourself, you will gain more freedom to define for yourself how you wish to live and to make that happen for yourself.
I have published extensively on psychotherapeutic practice, cultural analysis, and psychoanalytic theory in international, specialist journals within the field. We live in complex times, and cultural and political issues can be powerful influences on how we experience ourselves and live our lives. I welcome any explorations with you on how you might be impacted by wider issues in a society and how they might form a source of persistent psychological disturbances for you. I also teach on the counselling and psychotherapy programmes at the University of Edinburgh.
Our work together will begin with a 50min assessment session and if we decide to proceed, we will work together for 6 weeks and then review.