Benita De Havilland

Benita De Havilland


07971 045681

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About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor who has been practising in central Bristol for 9 years, helping clients with a range of issues. I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a pioneering form of therapy teaching people how to be kinder to themselves, which has a hugely positive impact on general wellbeing and self-esteem and in turn on relationships, work and life in general. I am passionate about its effectiveness and in enabling people to develop positive self-feelings. I also have experience of running 'Managing Anxiety' workshops and working with clients with complex needs in an NHS setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor having completed my Masters in Counselling at the University of Bristol. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP) and am listed on their Register of Practitioners. I am currently working towards accreditation.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor practising in a Person Centred way but incorporating aspects of CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy into my practice. I have a particular interest in shame as an emotion and more recently I have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and am passionate about its effectiveness.

I believe counselling plays an important part in a holistic approach to health and I incorporate concepts of mindfulness into my therapeutic approach.

I have also have experience of running 'Managing Anxiety' workshops for Oasis Talk, an IAPT organisaion in Bristol, where I also worked as a high intensity counsellor working with clients with a range of complex issues

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£55 per session. Some low cost spaces available

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Week days and evevnings

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I hold a Diploma in Relational Supervision and offer supervision to counsellors working in private practice or in an organisational setting.

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