Mentors 2022

Kenna Cormie

In the early part of her career, Kenna was involved in academic research and teaching at the University of Zimbabwe. She was also the Project Manager for community-based HIV/AIDS Behavioural Intervention Programmes in 5 locations across Zimbabwe.

In 1996, she opened a private psychology practice and this was when her special interest in trauma began to develop.Two years later, Kenna was invited to become a member of the management team of a women’s clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she did individual, couple and family therapy. She was also involved in the clinic’s Continuing Professional Education, Community Outreach and Staff Development Programmes.

Kenna has a depth of experience in the field of Psychology. Her early training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy was a solid foundation from which she began to explore ways of working with clients in a more holistic way. She has trained in a variety of modalities including mindfulness, somatic approaches, and gender equity work. She draws from her diverse toolbox to best serve the needs of her clients.

Kenna first encountered Systemic and Family Constellations in 2010 and was immediately drawn to it, both personally and a professionally. She facilitates individual constellations in her practice, and the training has strongly influenced her approach to work and to life in general. She weaves aspects of constellation work into much of what she does.

Kenna currently has a private practice in Cape Town. For the last nine years, she has also been involved in a holistic youth development programme, where she offers individual and group counselling, mentoring and facilitation, mostly on a voluntary basis.
Much of her current work focuses on working with trauma and navigating transitions. She has a particular passion for working with transgenerational trauma.


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