Fran Bennett - Existential Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling MBACP (Accred), UKRCP
24 Buxton Road
How I Work
Existential therapy is a way of exploring your view of the world, understanding yourself, and looking at the possibility of change. The therapy supports choice, freedom, and responsibility. It recognizes that everyone is different and needs to find their unique path. It encourages people to shape their own lives, creating value and meaning.
What you can expect
We will explore your experiences and feelings, concentrating on what you consider most important. Existential therapy focuses on whatever you bring now, in the present, while acknowledging that you may, or may not, wish to explore the past. It emphasizes free will and the ability to make choices. People come to work through their concerns with such things as depression, relationship problems, and feelings arising from a crisis. Existential therapy is also a good place to explore life changes and professional and career problems.
Whatever the specific issues, it is likely that changes in self esteem and self confidence will arise from the therapeutic process. I do use cognitive behavioural techniques if necessary in order to facilitate change outside the therapy room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's College, London, 1999. I practice Psychotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and short–term, solution focused therapy. I have received specialist training in Addiction Counselling and Working with Young People (OCS Diploma, 2007). I am a Licensed Practitioner of NLP and studied with Richard Bandler (co-founder of The Society of Neuro–Linguistic Programming) and Paul McKenna. I am committed to on–going continued professional development and, as a requirement of all BACP accredited therapists, I undertake on–going professional supervision on a twice monthly basis.
I have been working in Counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy in Brighton and Hove since 2005. I have worked in the voluntary sector for since 2001, primarily or MIND and SASS. (Sussex Alcohol and Substance Misuse). People come to me for addiction therapy, bereavement and loss, depression therapy, stress and anxiety counselling, relationship therapy, improving self–esteem, alcohol and drug counselling and confidence building.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
Your first session will cost only £25 and will be an opportunity for us to discuss your needs.
I now charge between £35 - £50 for 50 minutes. I will take personal financial circumstances into account for students and low income. Costing and availability may dictate when and where we would meet.
To make an appointment for Counselling, CBT or Psychotherapy, or for immediate help, please phone me, or you can contact me via my website at www.counselling-in-brighton.co.uk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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