Hello, I’m Janine Kennedy, a counsellor, psychotherapist and weight management coach, and I’m so glad that you’ve logged on. My hope is that you will find help and support in your journey to freedom and peace!
I come alongside those who are overwhelmed to help them find the strength and encouragement they need to experience freedom and move forward in their lives
I work with a variety of areas; the most common issues I provide support with are depression, anxiety, body image and food/weight issues, recovery from domestic abuse, and issues around living with chronic illness.
I also provide a weight management service – this takes the form of coaching or mentoring rather than counselling, and the interventions used are based on the most current research in weight management
If you are unsure if I can help you with something, please feel free to discuss it with me – if I cannot help you I will do my best to signpost you to those who can.
You can take the step to come alongside me on a one to one basis via skype, telephone or face to face counselling. I provide short or long term therapy depending on your needs, using a variety of therapeutic techniques some of which are CBT, mindfulness, humanistic, and solution focused therapy. I also provide faith based counselling. You will be assured a warm and safe environment in which you can explore, share and understand your thoughts and feelings and how they are presented within your reality.
I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the NCS (National Counselling Society). I abide by their code of ethics and work under professional supervision, practising in Belfast, Newtownabbey, the surrounding areas and also online. I hold a current enhanced police check. I provide counselling one day a week in Carrickfergus with the Cithrah Foundation to those who are affected by domestic violence, and lead monthly support groups for those who experience eating distress. I take continuing professional development seriously and am currently studying a diploma in nutritional interventions.
Practitioner Skills in Obesity Management
Advanced Mindfulness Based CBT Diploma (A*)
Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Politics & Philosophy BA Hons
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Working with Trauma
Trauma Treatment Modalities
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy