Dr Kenneth E Jennings

     B.Sc. H.E.D. B.A.(Hons). M.A.(Coun Psy). D. Litt et Phil.

 COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST



Dr Ken Jennings is a registered psychologist in South Africa, Ireland and Switzerland. He has had over 30 years experience as a clinician and has a diverse practice in assisting individuals and families resolve personal difficulties.

 

He is the director of Mind in Sport, a sports psychology consultancy dedicated to enhancing the performance of elite athletes and teams.


He is also the sole proprietor of Zanendaba Consulting, a business and psychology services consultancy, recently established in Europe.


  • He has a diverse private practice with a broad referral base dealing with a range of presenting problems such as relationship and marital difficulties, depression, eating disorders, post traumatic stress, psychosomatic issues, alcohol/drug abuse, sexual difficulties, childhood emotional struggles. He consults with children, adults and families. Living in South Africa has also provided him with extensive multi-cultural experience in his work.
  • He has a doctoral degree in performance and sports psychology and has consulted with international athletes and teams in a variety of sports over the past 25 years. He consulted with the South African Olympic team in their build-up to the Atlanta Olympic Games and from April 2000 to May 2001 he worked with the South African cricket team. While his achievements have been numerous, his ability to transform teams into winning combinations when tackling finals or during times of crisis has been remarkable. He helped Natal win the rugby Currie Cup for the first time in their history in 1990. This was followed by other Currie Cup victories in 1992 and 1995. In 1998 he consulted with the South African Bowls team that won five out of a possible six Commonwealth medals. During the crisis in South African cricket in April 2000, he helped the national cricket team beat Australia 2-1 in a one-day series.
  • Besides his consultations with teams, Ken has consulted with individual athletes in all sporting and entertainment codes to name a few: professional golfers, tennis players, swimmers, jockeys, gymnasts, triathletes, fishermen, clay pigeon shotists,  wakeboarders, archers, athletes, ten pin bowlers, motocross riders, ice skaters, horse riders, ballerinas, ballroom dancers, comedians, helping them win or achieve podium places in  championships that they were participating in.
  • In contrast to his experiences in the competitive, elite sports world, he has consulted on a number of award-winning television commercials that involve working with children in a playful, creative context.
  • Ken also has had experience in the industrial psychology field, where he is involved with management training, assessment centres and industrial relations. Utilising this experience, he links competitive sporting principles and healthy team functioning to the dynamics of business and the organisation of companies. In his work with business, he looks at the underlying principles and philosophies that influence decision-making by management. Further, he focuses on integrating the diversity of perceptions that exist in a management team (hearing all voices and stories) so that a synergetic vision can be created and actioned.
  • He was a consultant to the educational services of the London Borough of Newham on mentoring in schools from 2000 to 2003.  He consulted with  London County Cricket Club between 2006 and 2014, establishing mentoring programmes for talented young athletes and business people. This mentoring process is designed to create greater opportunities for people to be nurtured and benefit from the value of others’ experience.

  • He has presented workshops in the South Africa, U.S.A., England, Germany and Sweden.