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Ulrike Kennedy

BA Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip Coaching, BCom (Hons)

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Profile

Ulrike works as a counsellor, psychotherapist and coach for many years. From Germany, she began her professional career in Hamburg where she worked as a Marketing/PR-Professional in different senior management positions for over 13 years before moving to Ireland in 2005.

During her corporate work, she discovered the benefits which coaching offers employees and organisations. The more she considered it, the more she started to see ways to combine the world of management consultancy and the methods of coaching. She then trained as a coach and change management consultant in Hamburg and moved away from the field of Marketing into a new field of supporting people to reach their full potential, rethink their careers, achieve their goals and improve their chances for growth.

Excited by the possibilities, Ulrike went for further training and completed a BA-degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a certificate in Analytical Psychology with Art Therapy.

This equipped her to work with people on a deeper level and explore the underlying issues that make many of us behave according to certain patterns which may cause general unhappiness, depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties.

Ulrike works with individual as well as corporate clients. She places compassion and integrity at the core of her practice. She honours the unique path of everyone she works with, creating a safe place to enhance well-being.

Qualifications

Ulrike holds a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Executive Coaching and Change Management, a Certificate in Analytical Psychology with Art Therapy and an Honours Degree in Commerce.

Memberships, Affiliations and Supervision

Ulrike is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Key Skills

Ulrike is convinced that solutions lie within people. She sees her role in supporting people to connect to their solutions by helping them to understand themselves better, to sort out what concerns them or is holding them back, to identify ways forward with clarity and confidence and to remove real (or perceived) barriers to progress.

Ulrike trained in integrative psychotherapy, encompassing concepts from person-centered, existential, psycho-dynamic and solution-focused therapy. Furthermore, she draws significantly from concepts of Analytical Psychology according to C. G. Jung. Her coaching training was systemic and is strongly influenced by communications psychology according to Friedemann Schulz von Thun and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Other Interests

Ulrike also works as a psychotherapist for Cancer Care West and has an interest in supporting cancer patients and their families who struggle with adapting to their diagnosis.

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