About Mersey Psychotherapies

A Wirral based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Service

Meet our professional team

Mersey Psychotherapies Team

Lynn Keenan,
MSc, PGDip, PGCert, DipH.E., RMN
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant
Paul Edwards,
MSc, PGDip, PGCert, BSc, MBPsS
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Claire Ingham,
PGDip, PGCert, BSc
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Jennifer Welch,
PGDip, PGCert, BSc
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

All staff are regularly supervised according to BABCP and EMDR Association UK Guidelines by an Accredited Supervisor to maintain the highest professional standards.

Lynn Keenan, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, DipH.E., RMN

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant

Lynn has over 30 years experience of working within the field of mental health. She is an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and a European Accredited EMDR Consultant, Facilitator and Supervisor, and a Registered Mental Nurse. Lynn has completed EMDR Child Training.

Lynn has an MSc in Addiction and Substance Use, a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and a Diploma of Higher Education in Community Health.

Lynn is also an associate Lecturer at Edgehill University, Ormskirk and regularly teaches on the Master’s programme for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Under Graduate Mental Health courses and on the Pre – Registered Nursing programme for Mental Health Nursing.

Lynn provides cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR for a range of psychological problems. She has a special interest in Psychological Trauma and has delivered presentations at International, European and National conferences in EMDR, and workshops for the local branch of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. She is a co-author on two publications and currently has a paper in press.

Lynn also provides clinical supervision for therapists practising cognitive behavioural therapy at both low and high intensity levels and for EMDR practitioners at all levels including, accredited practitioners and fellow EMDR Consultants.

Lynn is a member of the Humanity Assistance Programme and has taken an active role in delivering EMDR Training for Mental Health Professionals in Pakistan following the earthquake in 2008 which killed 88,000 people.

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant in training

Claire has worked within the mental health field for over 16 years since completing her BSc in Psychology and Sport. Claire is a European Accredited EMDR Practitioner and is BABCP accredited.

Claire has a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health and has completed the full training in EMDR to Consultant level.

Claire has provided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a range of psychological problems, with a special interest in Psychological Trauma and Anxiety disorders such as specific phobias.

Claire is also able to provide clinical supervision for therapists practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at both Low and High Intensity levels and for EMDR Practitioners at Levels 1 to 3.

Claire Ingham, PGDip, PGCert, BSc

Paul Edwards, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, BSc, MBPsS

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Paul has worked within Primary Care Mental Health Services for over 10 years, currently practising as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and as a European Accredited EMDR Practitioner.

His background includes qualifying with a BSc in Applied Psychology, an MSc In Sport Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health, and more recently a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies.

Paul’s clinical work involves using Cognitive Behavioural and EMDR interventions for a range of common mental health problems, including PTSD. He also offers clinical supervision for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) / Low Intensity Workers delivering CBT interventions, and for EMDR Practitioners at Levels 1 to 3.

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant in Training.

Jennifer has also completed EMDR Child and Adolescent training.

Jennifer has been working within the mental health field for over 16 years, gaining experience within a transitional rehabilitation unit for acquired traumatic brain injury before moving briefly into secondary care mental health services and then moving into primary care mental health services.

Jennifer has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Jennifer has provided CBT and EMDR therapy for a range of psychological disorders throughout her role within the NHS and in private practice with Mersey Psychotherapies. She has a specialist interest in PTSD and has delivered presentations on Phantom Limb Pain and CBT/EMDR interventions to PostGraduate CBT students at Edgehill University.

Jennifer can provide clinical supervision for practicing CBT therapists and for EMDR Practitioners at Level 1-3 in their work with adults.

Jennifer Welch, PGDip, PGCert, BSc