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About Us

Alex Kennedy

Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor
HG.Dip.P,MGHI

 

Alex is the Clinical Director of The Mind the Mind Practice, as well as being the senior practitioner, and supervisor. Alex is a highly skilled and experienced therapist with extensive experience of working with all forms of emotional and psychological distress. 

 

Alex always strives to ensure that alongside specific work carried out during appointments, clients have a firm foundation of understanding and a set of tools to continue to maintain their own mental and emotional health proactively in the future.


As well as his therapeutic practice Alex was the founder and senior Director of One Step Borders, a charity that provides mental health support to young people in the Scottish Borders. Prior to this his career has included working with the survivors of domestic abuse and their families through Scotlands National Charity Children's 1st and working with individuals with long term mental health conditions through the charity New Horizons.

Alex also has experience of working with children, young people and staff in schools and higher education institutions delivering both support and training on a range of topics.

 

Outside of his professional work Alex is a dad of three and an avid football fan. He enjoys coaching the local kids football team and playing himself.

As a registered member of the Human Givens Institute, (HG.Dip.P,MGHI) Alex works in accordance with their code of ethics for good practice and takes outcome measures to provide evidence and demonstrate results to his clients. He is also a Human Givens Institute Supervisor.

Alex is registered with the HGI, Information Commissioner’s Office, Professional Standards Authority and holds enhanced disclosure.

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CLIENT FEEDBACK

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" Alex has been so helpful in helping me understand anxious thoughts and feeling and helping me get a handle on them so they don't play such a prominent role in my life. I have no idea how he does it, it just seems to happen! Thanks Alex "
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Rosie Kennedy

Psychotherapist & Counsellor 

APT.Dip.CBT, S.N.H.S. Dip. (Hypnotherapy), VIG Practitioner, NDC Accredited, HG.Dip.P.MGHI, FEDANT 12558

 

Rosie joins the practice in 2024 bringing with her a wealth of therapeutic knowledge and skills. She is a highly experienced therapist and is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities with extensive experience of working with all forms of emotional and psychological distress. 

 

Rosie has worked therapeutically for over 10 years and during that time has had the privilege of supporting individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, she is known for her specialist perinatal and infant mental health work and holds a real specialisim in this area.

She endeavours to create a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship with her clients, and will work with you to create a shared understanding of your difficulties, set meaningful goals and work towards long-lasting change.


As well as her therapeutic work here at Mind the Mind, Rosie is also the Founder and Managing Director of the Charity Nurture the Borders which provides specialist mental health support to parents who are struggling with their mental wellbeing during pregnancy and the early years of their baby's life. Within this role Rosie provides clinical supervision, specialist therapy and perinatal education. 

Prior to her role at Nurture the Borders Rosie worked within both the NHS and the local authority specialising in working to reduce inequalities and supporting marginalised and hard to reach groups. During this time she lead and contributed to the development of domestic abuse services, refugee relocation schemes, inclusive services for people with disabilities, equality and diversity training for teaching staff, and a hate crime remote reporting scheme.

 

When she is not seeing clients, she enjoy yoga, skiing, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband, kids, and their dogs.

As a registered member of the Human Givens Institute, Rosie works in accordance with their code of ethics for good practice and takes outcome measures to provide evidence and demonstrate results to her clients.

Rosie is registered with the HGI, Information Commissioner’s Office, Professional Standards Authority and holds enhanced disclosure.

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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" Rosie provided wonderful therapy and support to me following the sudden and very traumatic death of my father. I was really struggling to process what had happened and to cope. She was so kind and compassionate and gave me hope from the very first session that I could get through this terrible time. She gently worked with me to help me process what had happen, to grieve and to heal. She is a truly talented and wonderful therapist who I recommend whole heartedly to anyone."
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