Dr. Lesley-Perman-Kerr
Photograph: Dr. Lesley Perman-Kerr

“Thank you for giving me back my life” are the most rewarding and humbling words said to me professionally.

They express what motivates me as a psychologist and the reason why I established my private practice in 1992 and later Vivant Artemis Critical Incident Consultancy in 2002, to offer professional guidance in times of crisis.

Registered with the UK Healthcare Professions Council and an Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, I am accountable to their standards and criteria.

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Private Practice
Photograph: My consulting room in St Albans

Clients consult me with specific problems, including psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, burnout and relationship difficulties, or to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

Talking enables the mind to externalise, organise and process. This itself is powerful. With professional guidance, in a non-judgemental therapeutic setting, the opportunity for real breakthrough increases.

Consultations are available in St Albans (UK) or via Skype and FaceTime.
I am registered with all the major UK health insurance providers.

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Crisis contingency planning
Photograph: My 'consulting room' on the go. In this case on-board ship following a pirate attack.

Vivant Artemis offers a comprehensive range of services designed to provide psychological security to business clients and organisations.

Critical incidents vary in scale, nature and impact, but will almost always affect behaviour and performance. When people are prepared and supported psychologically, responses are better informed and regulated, recovery is faster and the gravity of consequences on themselves and others is reduced.

Services can be delivered on a case by case basis or via retainer agreement. Whatever your needs, first-class professional expertise and a flexible timely response worldwide, is my pleasure and personal commitment.

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