Dr Ken Jennings Counselling Psychologist
Dr Ken Jennings is a Counselling Psychologist with over 35 years of experience. He offers private consulting, executive coaching and business workshops. He utilises a narrative, ecosystemic therapeutic approach and his consultative methodology is respectful and collaborative so that change can unfold in an emotionally safe conversational space. Ken is mindful of the complexity of emotional difficulties. In the therapeutic process he helps to generate new possibilities for action by expanding the way one interprets and perceives the difficulty.
Ken believes that we are both energy and information systems and that mind and body are in constant dialogue with each other. Given this, physical ailments and emotional struggles are intertwined. With regard to his clinical work, he has had extensive experience working with:
• post traumatic stress reaction
• depression and stress
• addictions and eating disorders
• sexual concerns and difficulties
• existential life issues
• career and work related performance struggles
• relationship and marital issues, divorce
• family problems and parental concerns
• children with emotional struggles
Besides his clinical work, Ken has extensive experience in the field of performance psychology. He has consulted with the South African Olympic team, as well as the South African cricket, rugby, hockey, bowls, rowing, swimming and polo teams. On an individual level, he has worked with international cyclists, golfers, tennis players, marathon runners, triathletes, jockeys, show jumpers, racing drivers and gymnasts. Ken has consulted with film companies on television commercials that require babies and children to perform in required roles. He has developed a unique model of performance when consulting with children in a playful, creative way and has helped facilitate numerous award winning television commercials.
He has written two books and numerous articles and has presented workshops on leadership, mentoring, coaching, sports enhancement, as well as family therapy.