Mr Garrett Kennedy

Senior Lecturer

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Email address: Phone number: 01902 321339 Location: MC324 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Science Areas of expertise: .Counselling Psychology


Garrett is a Chartered & HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. He currently works as the Programme Director for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton. He works with regional NHS services in the West Midlands to support Counselling Psychologists in clinical practice. Prior experience includes working in psychotherapy settings with clients suffering severe and enduring mental health issues, and primary care IAPT settings. He has also worked as part of a pilot-team developing new primary care mental health services in the West-Midlands. 

Research interests

Research interests include LGBT issues, religion & spirituality, critical psychopathology, social constructs in psychotherapy, counselling psychology training, mental health, personal development, destigmatisation and attitudes towards mental health & help-seeking. 


Doctorate in Counselling Psychology- Research Conversion Programme undertaking

University of Wolverhampton 

PGCert in Academic Practice 2013

Post-MSc Counselling Psychology (HCPC & BPS Chartership Qualification

University of Wolverhampton


MSc Counselling Psychology 

University of Wolverhampton

NUI Certificate in Counselling Skills (1st Class Honours)  2006

BSc in Psychology (Honours) 

American College Dublin, Ireland




Kennedy, G., & Arikut-Treece, Y. (2015). Working as a Counselling Psychologist in Primary Care. In Douglas, B., Woolfe, R., Strawbridge, S., Dryden, W. & Galbraith, V. Handbook of Counselling Psychology. UK: Sage 

Conference Presentations

Kennedy, G (2014).  “Words are too good to be wasted” A professional workshop in personal writing.  Division of Counselling Psychology Conference - British Psychological Society: London

Previous professional experience

Programme Director & Senior Lecturer September 2011 - Present
University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton

Practitioner Psychologist / Clinical Lead November 2010 - Present Birmingham

Practitioner Psychologist October 2008 - May 2012
Base 25 Wolverhampton

Trainee Psychologist & Practitioner Psychologist November 2007 - December 2010
Wolverhampton PCT Healthy Minds (IAPT / NHS) Wolverhampton

Trainee Psychologist November 2007 - September 2008
Integrated Psychology & Psychotherapy Service (NHS) Wolverhampton

Assistant Manager & Customer Services December 2005 - December 2006
Details Ltd Dublin, Ireland

Assistant to Psychologists & Psychiatrists January 2004 - May 2004
Dublin Country Stress Clinic - St. John of God Hospital Dublin, Ireland

Further information

Additional Training & Experience

BPS Supervision Training Levels 1,2,3 & 4 January 2013

Expert Witness (Level 1 - BPS Accredited) February 2013

BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Conference Committee October 2011 - July 2014