Benita De Havilland
I am an integrative counsellor who has been practising in central Bristol for 7 years, helping clients with a range of issues. I have recently trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a pioneering form of therapy teaching people how to be kinder to themselves, which has a hugely positive impact on general wellbeing and self-esteem and in turn on relationships, work and life in general. I am passionate about its effectiveness and in enabling people to develop positive self-feelings. I also have experience of running 'Managing Anxiety' workshops and working with clients with complex needs in an NHS setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor having completed my Masters in Counselling at the University of Bristol. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP) and am listed on their Register of Practitioners. I am currently working towards accreditation.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor practising in a Person Centred way but incorporating aspects of CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy into my practice. I have a particular interest in shame as an emotion and more recently I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and am passionate about its effectiveness.
I believe counselling plays an important part in a holistic approach to health and I incorporate concepts of mindfulness into my therapeutic approach.
I have also have experience of running 'Managing Anxiety' workshops for Oasis Talk, an IAPT organisaion in Bristol, where I also worked as a high intensity counsellor working with clients with a range of complex issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
£50 per session. Some low cost spaces available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days and evevnings
Types of client