Dr Fiona Bentley Clinical Psychologist (HCPC & BPS reg) CBT & EMDR
The Tower Clinic
8 Tinshill Lane
0113 2672067 (Tower Clinic) / 077222 95991
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience of working with adults and young people (13 years and over) in a variety of NHS settings. I have extensive experience in working with people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties and distress. For the last four years I have combined my part-time NHS work in Adult Mental Health with working independently.
Types of problems I can help with
Types of emotional difficulties i can help with include low mood, anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder), obsessive-compulsive problems, eating issues, PTSD and managing the effects of trauma and/or abuse, low self-esteem, poor body image, adjustment difficulties following stressful life events, as well as interpersonal problems.
Types of therapy offered
Therapy offered is evidence-based (working to NICE guidance) and tailored to meet the individual’s needs and goals they want to work towards. Approaches I am trained to offer include Eye Movement De-Sensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy including Trauma-focussed CBT, Compassion-based therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitement Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
What to expect from therapy
Length, frequency and type of therapy offered will depend on the person’s needs. This will be discussed at the outset of therapy and reviewed regularly. Examples of how therapy can be helpful include providing support to help a person explore areas of difficulty, develop more effective ways of coping with distress or worry, or find ways of adjusting following a time of stress. In all my work, I aim to build a trusting, collaborative and empathic relationship with the individual, being respectful of and guided by their own understanding of their difficulties and what they think will be helpful, as well as taking into account the person's own strengths and resources.
I offer appointments from two bases: the Tower Clinic in Cookridge and Ilkley. I accept self-referrals and those funded through medical insurance. I am registered with several medical insurers including Bupa, Aviva, WPA and Healix.
If you would like more information please visit my website www.fionabentley.org.uk or contact me to arrange a free telephone consultation to find out if I could help you. If we agree, we can arrange an assessment appointment where we can discuss your needs and ways therapy might be helpful, in more detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Cardiff University)
- Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych) (Bangor University)
- EMDR trained (EMDR Works, Edinburgh)
- Dialetical Behaviour Therapy Skills (Lineham Institute)
- Certificate in Systemic Training (London)
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council - www.hcpc-uk.org; Registration no: PYL02287) and the BPS (British Psychological Society - Membership no: 418485)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
Privately funded clients:
55 minute session (assessment or therapy) is charged at £75-80.
If you are covered by medical insurance, fees schedules can vary depending on insurer; in this case please contact me to discuss further.
I currently offer appointments at two venues: the Tower Clinic in Cookrdge & Skipton Road, Ilkley. I offer daytime appointments on a Thursday and Friday and late afternoon/evening appointments on other days by arrangement.
Both venues have good public transport links and nearby parking is available. The Tower clinic is accessible by wheelchair. The Ilkley venue is unsuitable for those with restricted mobility due to a number of steps.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The Tower Clinic, Cookridge is accessible by wheelchair. My Ilkley base is not wheelchair-accessible
Types of client