Liz Bennett, MBACP (Accred), UKCP
Everyone has times when they cannot think clearly or cope as well as they would like. Sometimes this is because of something difficult that is happening in the present: at other times it is because something from the past keeps coming back into your thoughts. Memories, beliefs or feelings may be taking up more space in your mind than you would like, and stopping you from feeling fulfilled and enjoying life.
It's a cliche to say it helps to talk, but the fact is that it usually does. That sense of being locked in your head with your fears, problems and feelings lessens if you can speak about them to someone who will listen to you in a contained situation of trust and mutual respect. Talking to a therapist such as myself has several advantages. Firstly, I am trained to listen and to give you the space you need in order to be able to think and to talk. Secondly, I am not part of your everyday life, so you can be freer in what you say, knowing that everything will remain confidential and stay within the structure of the sessions.
No single formula can suit everyone and for this reason I offer short and long term therapy, with sessions once or twice weekly. In an introductory session, we can discuss which of these options may be the best approach for you. In short term therapy (8-12 sessions), the focus is usually on a particular issue or area of a person's life, whereas in longer term or twice weekly work, the breadth of subject matter is wider.
If you click on my website link above, this will give you a better understanding of the way I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Memberships, Trainings and Qualifications:
- Accredited Member, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member, Guild of Psychotherapists
- Member, UKCP and CPJA
- Member, College of Psychoanalysts - UK
- BA (Honours), English Literature
- Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Working with Gender and Sexuality
- Time Limited Therapy
- The Jungian Unconscious
- Working with Dreams
- Concepts of the Self
I have worked with people experiencing many different difficulties and some of these are listed below, under "Areas of Counselling that I deal with."
I have worked for various organisations, including Redhill Counselling Centre and the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic in recent times. In the past I was also involved with Rainer (working with young offenders), East Surrey Domestic Violence Forum, Welcare and SeeAbility. I also spent eight years working in Further Education.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I keep my fees as low as I can. An initial assessment is £45 in Ewell or £50 in London, and provides a chance to decide whether it could be helpful to work together. We can discuss ongoing fees at this time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Epsom: Monday - Thursday, daytime and evening appointments London, SE1: Friday, daytime appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|