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Penny Kennett

Registered Psychotherapist, MNZAP, Graduate of Hakomi Mindfulness-centred Somatic Psychotherapy, Perth, W.A., BASS (Psychotherapy) EIT Hawke's Bay, BA (English and History)

Location: CBD, Monday to Thursday
Email: pkstar@gmail.com
Phone: 021 0222 7355

NB: I am booked up now through to Christmas and will be on leave from 21nd Dec to 8th Jan 2018. Please leave me a message so I can get back to you on my return.

Keynote statement

Some situations seem too difficult to handle by ourselves or too tough. It takes courage to seek out someone to talk to outside family, friends and colleagues. You wouldn’t make that move unless hard pressed. With your courage and honesty, and with a range of tools and strategies, we can make our way through the upset and confusion to find a way forward that makes sense for you.

Clarity can bring relief: mindfulness is a calm way of looking at whatever strong feelings and thoughts you find troubling, without judging. This can be useful during upsetting times in life. Non-violent communication, Hakomi psychotherapy and humanistic psychotherapy are useful for anger management, grief, loss and difficult life transitions.

About me

I’ve been working with individuals and couples since graduating from EIT Hawke’s Bay with a Bachelor of Applied Social Services (Psychotherapy) in 2005. I worked in Perth, Western Australia (2005-2007) as a psychotherapist for people with various backgrounds, a range of challenges and ages (from 18 to 78); for students at Manukau Institute of Technology (2008-2010); and for central city employees since 2010. I have been in private practice since 2008 and in the CBD since 2010.

With my training, knowledge and experience acquired over the years - and your willingness to make change, and motivation and courage to sit down, we can have a good look at the situation. Between us we can see our way to understanding and peace of mind.

Working with

I routinely work with relationship concerns, life transitions, intimacy issues, anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma recovery, stress, grief, loss, and self-development. Long or short term therapy.

Registration

Fully registered with PBANZ, and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

Location

The office is in the CBD, Auckland, handy to public transport, ferries, central city offices and universities.

Fees

The cost of a one hour session is $130.

Enquiries

Enquiries are welcome - you can usually book the first session within one or two weeks. Contact pkstar@gmail.com or 021 0222 7355 - leave a message and you can expect a call back within the day or the next weekday.