Liz Bennett, MBACP (Accred), UKCP
It's a cliche to say it helps to talk, but the fact is that it usually does. In my experience, if someone feels able to speak freely, knowing that they are being listened to and that you will think alongside them about what they are bringing without judging them or telling them what to do, it becomes more possible for them to find their own way forwards.
I have worked in various counselling agencies and other mental health and support services for the last 15 years, but now concentrate on my private practice. I have worked with people who have come to therapy for many different reasons, long and short term, weekly and more frequently.
I trained as a counsellor and then as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and use both trainings in my work. The two approaches have much in common: see my website for more on this. Essentially, both aim through conversation to discover and address what might be stopping someone from living their life as fully as they might wish.
See my website (link above) for further details of how I work.
Or, feel free to ‘phone me for an initial conversation, with no obligation to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member, Guild of Psychotherapists
- Member, UKCP and CPJA
- Member, South East London Counselling
- Member, College of Psychoanalysts - UK
- Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling
- BA (Honours), English Literature
- Award in Education and Training
I have worked with people experiencing many different difficulties, some of which are listed below under "Areas of Counselling that I deal with."
I have worked and currently do some freelance work for various organisations, including Counselling Centres (delivering training and workshops), Private Healthcare Providers, Employee Assistance Programmes and the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
An initial assessment is £50 in Ewell or £60 in London, and provides an opportunity to see whether it could be helpful to work together. We can discuss ongoing fees at this time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Epsom: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, daytime and evening appointments. London, SE1: Wednesday and Friday, daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision using a psychodynamically influenced approach.View supervision profile