Jaime Bennett

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Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5ET
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I understand that coming to counselling may feel daunting therefore I offer a non-judgmental and safe space with compassion for you to be able to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings, whatever you are going through. 

I believe we all have the inner resources to be able to find our way and I will endeavour to be alongside you throughout your process to help you to explore any issues, past or present, that have impacted you. 

From my practice in Newport or alternatively online or telephone counselling sessions, I offer clients a compassionate environment to talk about whatever is causing distress. 

I have experience of working with clients with a range of issues from my work as a mental health support worker and a bereavement support volunteer.

How can counselling help?

I know that life can feel confusing and difficult at times and being able to talk to someone who is trained to help you to unravel your thoughts and feelings can have a life changing effect. 

Through my own life experiences and my training in person-centred counselling, I believe that our experiences are unique to us and that in times of distress we need understanding and empathy and not an opinion.

I will work alongside you to build a trusting relationship, providing a safe and confidential space where you will have the freedom to express your innermost fears, concerns, thoughts and feelings, whatever that looks like for you, working at your pace.

Life’s experiences can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, shameful, scared and confused which can feel very isolating when you’re trying to make sense of it alone but counselling can help to alleviate these painful emotions, empowering you to make decisions that will benefit you the most.

What to expect in the first session

During the first session, we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and is an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

We can then collaboratively set up a second session for a mutually agreeable day and time.

Each session is 1 hour long and depending on your needs, I offer both focused short-term work and longer ongoing work. 

I offer face to face counselling at my practice room in Newport but alternatively, I offer online or telephone sessions if this would be more suited to your needs.

It is important for you to be able to feel comfortable enough to be able to open up about your issues and you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. 

Access

My office is very close to Lugley St Carpark. Newport bus station is a 7 minute walk away. There is wheelchair access into the building and I have access to a ground floor room if required.

What happens next?

If you feel you would like to arrange an initial session please either call me or send an email and we can make an appointment. Additionally, if you have any questions or queries regarding myself or counselling in general please also feel free to call or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHe Person-Centred Counselling

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

My counselling training began fifteen years ago and whilst family commitments became more pressing I had to put it on hold for the time. Having returned to what aligns with me in the last five years, I have worked as a mental health support worker and a bereavement support volunteer counsellor at Mountbatten Hospice to now having a private practice.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals £45 (1 hour)

Individual online counselling £45 (1 hour)

Initial session £25 

When I work

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Corner House, 68-70 Lugley Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5ET

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor room available if needed

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
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Jaime Bennett
Jaime Bennett