Dr Helen Kennerley

Clinical Psychologist Consultant


Dr. Helen Kennerley is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist (NHS & MOD) and University Tutor (University of Oxford). She has specialised in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for most of her career.  She has written or co-authored several CBT texts including The ABC of CBT and An Introduction to CBT (both Sage Publications)

Following Udo’s stroke in October 2016, Udo Kischka and Helen Kennerley brought together their professional skills and personal experience and wrote “Surviving Stroke: the story of a neurologist and his family“ https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/helen-kennerley/surviving-stroke/9781472144454/  . Their aim was to share the reality of adjusting to life after a severe brain injury whilst offering guidance for getting through. This is one reviewer’s description of “Surviving Stroke”:  ‘[This book] gives a clear description and explanation of exactly how shattering a stroke can be. There is no magic moment; there are downs as well as ups; things happen for no reason; it is all agonisingly slow; uncertainty is crippling and exhausting; loss of control and choice is frightening and severe. It paints a very real picture, stripped of all gloss yet still allowing hope and restoration’ – Professor Derick Wade, Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation.

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