Joan Benjamin AGIP UKCP GCP

Joan Benjamin  AGIP  UKCP GCP

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The Roses
Farnham Lane
Haslemere
Surrey
GU27 1HA

01428 644605

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The Roses
Farnham Lane
Haslemere
Surrey
GU27 1HA

01428 644605

About me

Joan Benjamin works individually to help clients resolve and move on from different sorts of difficulties. Each client is unique and the challenges they face vary greatly. Often there is a tricky knot in their past which overshadows their present and future life. A persons problems may be sharp and urgent, feel dull or a puzzle, and their cause unknown. Therapy with Joan provides a quiet confidential place to talk and be listened to. In the process a client learns also to listen to themselves in new ways. It is a journey of discovery and because a good quality of life is the aim, hard work can be required as well. Progress and healing may include leaving one life stage to enter another. Resolving grief and/or anger may be part of the process.

Joan is a trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and usually works in as much depth as the client requires. However, short term time limited counselling can be offered. Then there is with one specific aim to work towards. This should be discussed at the beginning if it is desired.

Joan is a professional member of AGIP (the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). She is also a member of the GCP (Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy) and a peer group which grew out of interest in the work of D.W.Winnicott.

Training, qualifications & experience

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3 years training with The Association of Group and Individual Psychotherapy leading to Professional Membership.

Professional member of United Kingdom Counsel for Psychotherapy.

Member Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.

3 years as an honorary Psychotherapist at the Ridgewood Centre,

3 years work as an Honorary Occupational Therapist in Psycho-geriatric Day Centre at Farnham Road.

Diploma in Jewish Studies from Leo Baeck College

Attendance at many multi faith conferences in Bendorf, Germany and other meetings.

2 Year Introduction to Counselling course at W.P.F.

Work with Clients since 1994.

Joan began her study of psychotherapy after many years experience in business and the arts. Her first interest was in the works of C.G.Jung. She also studied Judaism, with a certificate in Jewish Studies. She developed an interest in interfaith work and attended interfaith conferences, both in Great Britain and at Jewish, Christian and Muslim conferences at in Bendorf,Germany.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial Assessment Session £25

Once weekly sessions are between £45 and £60.

Twice or three times a week sessions are at reduced prices.

Some short term, low fee of 20 sessions @ £25 are available through GCP low fee scheme. This is arranged in the initial assessment meeting.

Further information


The setting for the psychotherapy is quiet and confidential. A contract is formed between Joan and the client. Sessions are available in the consulting room for a regular time and length.
The client is responsible for their own absence, except for some pre-existing holiday breaks. Joan will not charge for her own absenses.

Maps & Directions

Haslemere, GU27 1HA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday Afternoon 2 to 5, Wednesday Evening 7.30 to 8.30pm, Thursday Afternoon 2 to 5 & Evening 8, Friday 11'30 to 12.30 only.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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