Dr India Kennedy
You're a clinical psychologist: what does that mean?
Being a Clinical Psychologist means that I completed an undergraduate degree and then a post-graduate doctoral degree. At its most broad definition, I see my job as supporting the people I see to make sense of their experiences, to reduce distress and increase psychological wellbeing.
Where do you work?
I work in the London base of GIDS with young people and families coming into the service, as well as facilitating groups and supporting local services and organisations around the topics of gender.
Do you have any advice for people coming to their first appointment with you?
We understand that coming to your first appointment here can be quite a daunting experience, especially if you have travelled quite far and so we work hard to put families at ease. I would encourage people to just be themselves when they come to their first appointment! We know each and every person who comes to our service is an individual and has had different experiences and so our aim is to understand your particular journey and see how we can support you best.
Do you have a favourite season?
One of the reasons I love living in the UK is for the variety of seasons we have here! Although it’s a tough choice I would have to say that Spring is my favourite season as I see it as a time full of hope for the upcoming summer. I also love running and swimming outdoors and so Spring is a time when it’s not too cold and not too hot!