Joanne Benson Dip.BSc. MBACP

Joanne Benson Dip.BSc. MBACP

Ilkley Healing Centre
8 Nelson Road
Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29 8HN

Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29

01943 600217 / 07968 046374

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Ilkley Healing Centre
8 Nelson Road
Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29 8HN

Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29

01943 600217 / 07968 046374

About me

My belief in the benefit of talking therapies was realised after the experience I gained as a Samaritan volunteer. For many, just having the opportunity to off-load their feelings in a confidential environment, to an anonymous, empathetic, non-judgemental listener is all that is required.

The humanistic counselling I offer includes models such as, person-centred, which is a client lead therapy, psychodynamic, which explores reasons for distressing feelings, Solution Focus, which is a brief therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), which focuses on the logical reality of the problem and Mindfulness, which concentrates on present senses.

However, whichever model is used research shows that the most important factor in healing appears to be the trusting relationship that potentially, develops between the client and counsellor. Consequently, I am always aware of this factor during the process.

Training, qualifications & experience


2003 Diploma in Counselling and Human Relations, Bradford University
        Models studied: Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt

2005 BSc Therapeutic Counselling, Leeds Met University
        Models studied: Psychodynamic, Existential and Group therapies.

Courses studied, (which I use), Solution Focus, CBT, Somatisation/Mindfulness

Samaritan volunteer since 1988

I was a counsellor at Leeds Met Uni student counselling service for 11years where I gained invaluable experience supporting and treating people with various problems and degrees of mental illness. These included, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, identity, bereavement, loss, self-harm and suicidallity.

Mature Practitioner at LMU

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees


£40 per hour (60 mins)
£20 for half hour first assessment session

Further information

I work in private practice at the Ilkley Healing Centre. (Details above)

I am also affiliated with Julian Turner at the Recovery Practice in Otley, West Yorks.

I abide by the BACP code of ethics which includes regular supervision

Maps & Directions

Ilkley, LS29 8HN
Ilkley, LS29

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekdays and evenings until 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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