Welcome to my practice
I'm Dr Megan Kendall, a Clinical Psychologist offering psychological assessments and therapy online and in person, in Ashley Cross, Poole, Dorset. I specialise in working with adults and adolescents aged 12 and older. I am approachable and down to earth, and very much enjoy working with people wanting to experience significant change within themselves and their lives.
Therapy aims to help you achieve your natural state of well-being and the ability to regulate and manage emotions as and when they arise. We can't eliminate life's challenges, but we can learn to cope with whatever comes our way with calmness and compassion for ourselves and others.
Your treatment will be tailored according to your unique strengths, difficulties, hopes and goals. In therapy, I draw on therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have completed extensive training in these models, including supervised practice.
I currently have a waiting list. I will continue to offer initial assessments within 2-4 weeks for people who are able to wait to begin therapy. There is no way of accurately predicting the wait time, but I estimate that it is currently around 3-6 months for a regular, weekly therapy appointment. This partly depends on your availability as well.