About Ivy Kirk
Before setting up in private practice in 2019, my experience spanned working as a counsellor for the NSPCC, the Lambeth Academy, a secondary school in London, serving a multi-cultural community, and for the NHS, in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Kaleidoscope, in the Borough of Lewisham and in the Child and Adolescent Forensic Service, at the Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital, dealing with cases related to sexually harmful behaviours.
This experience gives me a unique insight into the different developmental pathways of neuro-diversity and early psychopathology, emotional and personality dis-regulation. But in my work now, I prefer to treat individuals as individuals, not labels.
I am originally from Paris and relocated to London for work. My first career was in marketing for global corporate brands and small start-ups. I started studying psychology initially to move from creative to strategic planning and changed path. Working through personal trauma, I have integrated mindfulness, and the psychology of intention, compassion and mind-body connection into my practice of hypnotherapy.
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MSc CAMH, MSc Dev Sc, BSc Psych.
Post Graduate Training
Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy, National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NCHP), London (Pending).
2016, MSc. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London.
2011, MSc. Neuro-Developmental Psychology, Birkbeck University, London.
2009, BSc. Psychology, Open University.
2008, Person Centred Counselling training, Childline, NSPCC.
‘Are there reliable predictors, during the preschool years, of a neurodevelopmental cascade leading to the emergence of ADHD in childhood?’ (2016).
‘Characterizing suicidal women in pregnancy and early postpartum’ (2011).
‘An international review of early childcare models’ (2011).
‘Comparative experience of fatherhood using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)’ (2009).
Systematic Review of Mindfulness Induced Neuroplasticity in Adults: Potential Areas of Interest for the Maturing Adolescent Brain. Kirk, V., Fatola, C. and Romero Gonzalez, M. Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders (2016).
I am a Graduate Member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) and
Trainee Member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).