Dr. Helen Kennerley is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and a Senior Associate Tutor with the University of Oxford. She is a founder member of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC), where she was formerly the Director of its Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies courses and MSc, and co-director of the OCTC D.Phil. She is now the lead for the Postgraduate Certificates in Supervision & Training and in Psychological Trauma & Personality Development. She has practiced CBT for over 30 years, having trained in Oxford and the US, where she learnt Schema-focused CBT with Dr. Christine Padesky and Schema Therapy with Dr. Jeff Young. She has written several popular cognitive therapy self-help books and texts, some of which have been commended by the British Medical Association. In 2002 she was short listed for the BABCP award of most influential female cognitive therapist in Britain.