Kerry Kirkman

Kerry Kirkman, MA, HPCSA

Specializing in: Adolescents, Individuals and Couples, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Interactional Pattern Analysis (IPA)

Kerry Kirkman provides online therapy to expats in English and Afrikaans.

Kerry Kirkman is a clinical psychologist offering both short and long-term individual therapy for both adolescents and adults. She  works with expats who experience depression, anxiety, trauma or relationship difficulties.

Life doesn’t come with a manual. Sometimes navigating the curve balls it throws at us can be challenging and daunting. Kerry strongly believes in the human capacity to move through difficulty as something we all inherently possess. 

Kerry believes that building coping skills, awareness and psychological insight is done through a therapeutic relationship that leans on the foundations of safety, empathy and trust. 

Working from an integrative approach whilst holding in mind each unique client’s history, culture, values and goals allows her to work collaboratively to foster an environment where growth can take place. 

Kerry Kirkman is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF).

She has worked at the following organizations:
– St. Georges Hospital, Tooting, London, UK
– Learning to Play, Playing to Learn centre for autism, Cape Town
– Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, Pretoria
– Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, Krugersdorp
– Life Riverfield Lodge, Johannesburg
– Life Fourways Hospital, Johannesburg 

Her Approach

She offers evidence based psychological therapy for adolescents and individuals. Kerry’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Systemic Therapy. She also uses Narrative Therapy, Interactional pattern analysis (IPA) and Mindfulness techniques. She is approachable, supportive and compassionate. This provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore clients’ difficulties. 

Therapy Process

Therapy is a voluntary process and it is important to find a ‘fit’ with the therapist. Your initial session will classically involve creating context and sharing some background information that will assist in gaining a therapeutic understanding of the areas you’d like to address in the therapy space.

A treatment plan will also be discussed, covering topics such as the frequency of therapy, which individuals will be involved in therapy, and what form of therapy may be most useful.

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