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Brenda Kane

Psychotherapist & Associate

brenda@balancedminds.com

Brenda is a psychological therapist, with a history of working in mental health, having started her career in mental health in 1994 as a Mental Health Nurse.  Working in admissions, day services for people experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, and latterly working with people experiencing homelessness.   Brenda learned a lot from the people she worked with and recognised the impact of psychosocial interventions, therapeutic relationship, and more formal therapy which led to her developing her skills.  

When an opportunity arose to train in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) she was keen, a model introduced to her by a Psychiatrist she worked with.   Brenda went on to study other modalities, an opportunity to offer therapeutic models that may best suited the people she worked with, to collaboratively work towards improving their mental health and wellbeing. 

Working in general adult psychological therapies, she has experience of working with people who have presented with an array of difficulties impacting on their relationships, employment and in how they see themselves; regularly working with people experiencing Anxiety Disorders, Depression, PTSD and complex PTSD.

Brenda has worked in an adult Psychological Therapies team initially part time from 2008; but since 2015 she has focussed her time in full to the delivery of Psychological Therapies. 

 

Professional Training / Qualifications

01/11/2019       

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in a Group Setting        

2017-2018       

 

Level 1, 2 and 3 in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing 

2020 

Flash Technique & EMDR

2016

 

Training as facilitator – Survive & Thrive (Post Trauma) Psycho education programme

2015

Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy

2016

Accreditation as practitioner in Interpersonal Psychotherapy

2012

Introductory Course in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

2011     

Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Therapy

2008-2009       

PgCert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

2006

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

1994-1997

Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

1997-1999

BSc in Nursing Studies

 

Registration and Accreditation

IPT UK accreditation 

Nursing & Midwifery Council; under Mental Health Nursing

Recognised Provider for Private Health Insurer

Aviva (600139397)

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