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Dr.John Bennett. DCPsych; MA; MA; BA(Hon's); Pgd (m).

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6
01302-330164 01302-330164 07579966115 07579966115 Registered / Accredited
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6

About me

I am an existentialist counsellor and psychotherapist who is interested in listening to people and assisting them in gaining clarity and insight into how they can live life more fully in the real world of concrete existence.

Since I am informed by philosophy as well as counselling psychology I do not label people as belonging to particular diagnostic categories but see all humans as seekers after meaning in everyday life. I attempt to meet people as fully as possible and in doing that hope that we can work together to gain a mutual understanding of how they see their world and how it can be changed for the better.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have practiced counselling / psychotherapy for 25+ years and I have supervised counsellors for over 15 years.

Having done a training of 5 years as a gestalt psychotherapist I went on to complete an MA in Integrative Counselling and then a further MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling before completing a Doctorate in Counselling psychology.

I have written, had accredited and delivered a course in CBT counselling and worked as a counsellor and then counsellor co-ordinator for a local counselling service. My existential grounding and Psych training allows me to integrate many different types of counselling methodology so as to personalise my approach to each unique client that I meet

I am Registered /accredited as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and am a Clinical Member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society & a Cpsychol

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal development;
Counselling Supervision;
Psychotherapy supervision;
Philosophical enquiry.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness


CPD training for groups tailored to the specific requirements of an organisation £600 for groups up to 20 people. General, off the shelf, CPD training £150 per day plus travel costs and expenses.

Individual and couples clients first session free to allow a mutual decision on our working together and then charged at £45 per session.

Further information

I work from a location to the north of Doncaster which is easily accessed by car and by bus from Doncaster centre.

South Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Some ability to see new clients. Daytime slots easier to find than evening

Types of client

Older adults


I have supervised counsellors for over 20 years and have over that time used several different methods from Hawkins and Shohet, to Page and Wosket etc.

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Dr.John Bennett. DCPsych; MA; MA; BA(Hon's); Pgd (m).

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