Project Description

Gary Kennedy

Counsellor and Coach


Areas of Expertise

  • Life Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Hypnotherapy
  • NLP
  • CBT

Languages Spoken

  • English



Certifications and Training

Counselling Certificate Level 3

CBT Certificate Level 4

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
  • NLP Practitioner
    NLP Master Practitioner
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
  • Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology
  • Counselling Practitioner Certificate
  • Peer Coaching Certificate (ICF accredited)
  • Contact

    Counsellor and Coach

    Gary Kennedy


    Member since: 4th May 2022

    Last online: 28th September 2023

    • Workshops hosted: 7 (this month: 0)

    • Workshops attended: 64 (this month: 0)

    • Clients helped: 0

    • Hours coached: 0 (this month: 0)

    Currently, I am working in Guangzhou, China, contracted as a Wellness coach for teachers and staff at a Level 1 International school.  Immediately before leaving the UK, I worked in the NHS as a chaplain, supporting those facing life-changing situations and those who were bereaved or facing bereavement.  The care and suppport I gave face-to-face, I now offer remotely.

    My interest in people and how we best care for each other has been life long and has guided me in all my career decisions.  I have been involved in mental health, pastoral care and counselling for over 38 years and I am now specialising in coaching , CBT methodology and related disciplines.  In addition, I am trained to ICF standards in Coaching and I continue to develop and grow in all disciplines of life coaching.

    Strengths Profile:

    Personal Responsibility - true to my word, knowing if I make a promise, I am sure to keep it.

    Incubator - I love to think, to ponder and to reflect throughout my day, every day.

    Bounceback - whatever setback or disappointment I come up against, it makes me more determined to succeed.

    Creativity - I like to be creative.

    Improver - I like to look for ways to do things better.

    Catalyst - I have the potential to inspire other people to take part in a range of activities and projects.

    Top 5 VIA Character Strengths:

    Spirituality - I have coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe.  My beliefs shape my conduct and provides comfort.

    Fairness - I treat all the same according to notions of justice and fairness; not letting feelings bias decisions about others; giving everyone a fair chance.

    Love - I value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated; being close to people.

    Honesty - speaking the truth, but more generally presenting myself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for my feelings and actions.

    Gratitude - I am aware and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks.



    Gary Kennedy is offering the following services and can be contacted directly if required:

    One-to-one coaching or counselling depending on your needs.  I use a wide range of methods to help people get themselves unstuck from unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns; feelings of sadness and depression; panic attacks; and wanting to take the next step in life's challenges (personal and professional).

    My aim is to fully understand where you are coming from and what you want to achieve.

    Generally, no more than six sessions, but it is very individual, so some people benefit from more sessions, some very quickly realise they are unstuck and happily move on!



    MindFreeks is a collaborative platform that encourages collaboration between practitioners. As such, practitioners work together, continue growing with each other, are mentoring each other and continue learning. Here is a list of other practitioners that are vouching for Gary Kennedy:

    Paul De Kock
    Life Coach
    Gary is a great listener, asks great questions and is very intuitive. I felt completely safe sharing with him what I would withhold from others.
    Paul De Kock, Life Coach
    18th of October 2022