Clare-Louise Bennison, MA
I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist offering counselling/psychotherapy sessions in a reliable, confidential and non judgemental setting.
Counselling and psychotherapy gives you a regular time to talk and think about the feelings you have about yourself and your relationships with other people. From this can emerge a better understanding of issues that are troubling you by thinking about what’s happening in your life at the moment as well as experiences of the past and possible links between then and now.
Both counselling and psychotherapy involve having conversations with a listener who is trained to help you make sense of things that may be causing you difficulty or distress. From this can emerge a better understanding of the issues that trouble you, as well as possible ways forward.
Opening up about the things that are troubling you can feel daunting. I offer a confidential, reliable non-judgemental and impartial space for you to think about and understand these troubles at a pace that suits you.
I offer both open-ended and shorter term more focused engagements and would discuss with you at an initial meeting which approach might be best based on what you were hoping to achieve from attending.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training is as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I hold both a professional psychotherapy qualification and an MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice.
Since qualifying I have undertaken a range of activities and training to develop my practice and extend my knowledge and understanding.
As a member of the UKCP and FPC I abide by robust codes of ethics and have experience of working with varied client groups looking for support with a wide range of difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £60.00
£40 - £60
Limited amount of lower fee slots available to those on a low income and / or students or trainees.
Some evening slots may be available by arrangement.