Dr.John Bennett. DCPsych; MA; MA; BA(Hon's); Pgd (m).
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
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Some ability to see new clients. Daytime slots easier to find than evening
I work from a location to the north of Doncaster which is easily accessed by car and by bus from Doncaster centre.