Kerry Daynes is Instantly recognisable as one of the UK’s best-known psychologists. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Dark Side of the Mind (May 2019). Appearing regularly on TV as a commentator, she is a regular contributor to the press. An impressive speaker, Kerry shares her experiences of working in both forensic psychology and mental health. She tailors her speeches to the client’s specific requirements. As a result, they are pertinent, accessible, impactful and unforgettable
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Kerry Daynes has been a highly qualified, consultant psychologist over twenty years. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. A Health & Care Professions Council Registered she is a Practitioner Forensic Psychologist too. Finally she is a Chartered Scientist and member of the Science Council.
The Dark Side of the Mind
Today she is a highly experienced trainer and expert speaker. Her her bestselling memoir The Dark Side of the Mind was published in May 2019. The writer and critic Jake Kerridge said Daynes offers fascinating insights into what makes criminals tick and how they might be more effectively treated. Her book is funny, wise and thoroughly gripping.”
A huge part of Discovery Investigation’s award nominated series Faking It, Kerry is a consultant to TV Crime scripts too. Frequently asked to contribute to television, radio and news programmes Kerry has published numerous articles in the national press. Her standing as a psychologist has attracted high-profile business leaders, sports personalities and celebrities as private clients.
Kerry spent the first part of her career working in forensic mental health. As a result working in a high security prison she came face to face with some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals. She also spent time working in both NHS and public sector secure psychiatric services.
Demonstrating an ability to engage with and treat the most complex, challenging, and often dangerous patients her reputation grew quickly.
Setting up on her own Kerry accepts referrals for family, mental health and criminal Expert Witness work. She also provided clinical services to various health and social care organisations.
Above all she is appreciated for practical, ‘no psycho-babble’ style
As a result she has acted as psychological specialist in major police investigations. Additionally, she was trusted advisor to the government regarding the safe management of high-risk individuals.
Other strings to her bow include lecturing in Applied Psychology to post-graduate students at Manchester University between 2004/07.
Kerry Daynes is a proud of a number of charities. Patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence. she is also involved with Talking2Minds. This national charity treats PTSD in current and ex-members of the military and blue-light services. Surprisingly she is also a fire eater too!
Kerry always tailors her presentations to your particular needs and audience. Please inquire about bespoke talks that are guaranteed to be:
Accessible– Kerry speaks in ways audiences can immediately understand. Sharing psychological know-how but without the jargon, her talks are fun and relatable.
Unforgettable– innovative, often irreverent and always thought provoking. This compelling material delivered in a compelling way.
Impactful – this takes the audience on an intellectual and emotional journey. Kerry makes sure they arrive with fresh perspectives and feel immediately inspired to take out into the real world.
Pertinent – Kerry takes the time to really learn about her clients’ event objectives, their business, charity or group. And most noteworthy the challenges they face.
Is There A Psycho in Your Life?
Who hasn’t complained about their ‘psycho’ boss or ‘psycho’ ex, but what does the term really mean? Kerry explains why Norman Bates was definitely not a psychopath, However one in a hundred on your list of Facebook friends probably is. This talk will tell you about what makes a psychopath tick. What goes on in their mind and in their brain (literally). How they came to be like that and what we can do about it. You will be left equipped to spot the warning signs of a possible psychopath. Furthermore how they operate in different roles and environments. Because chances are, they are closer than you think.
Secrets of Success from the Corporate Shark
According to the latest research, around one-fifth of business leaders show psychopathic, narcissistic and Machiavellian personality traits. The same rate as the prison population! Kerry explains the career related benefits to being a corporate shark, but at what costs? With examples from the study of paragons of virtue to serial killers, this talk examines the true nature of modern leadership.
Other popular speeches include
Serial Killers, Stalkers & the Single Girl
What is it like being a young woman thrust into the world of high-profile violent offenders? From walking into a maximum-security prison at the start of her career aged twenty-one. To becoming a prominent Forensic Psychologist. Kerry describes the pressure and pitfalls of delving into the darkest recesses of the human psyche. She talks with candour and humour about what interviewing serial killers, attracting stalkers and rejecting the advances of sex offenders teaches you about the nature of what it means to be human.
Supreme Self-Esteem: How to Be ‘Flawsome’
With the power of social media it is unsurprising that feeling unworthy is commonplace. After all we are are sent a barrage of images and messages telling us who, what, and how we should be. However men and women tend to experience crises of confidence differently. Therefore this talk is specifically adapted to the gender, age and likely concerns of the audience. She addresses the rise of Imposter Syndrome among high-achievers. Or she can discuss the increasing tendency for women to confuse what they look like with who they are. Certainly Kerry gives you the tools necessary to get over your own inner barriers to supreme self-esteem.
‘Is There a Psycho In Your Life?’ 2011
‘The Dark Side of the Mind?’ 2019