Jemma Bennett

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Leicester LE8 & Chelsea SW10
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About me

Searching for a counsellor may feel like a daunting experience. One of the biggest challenges can be knowing who to choose and what style of counselling to try – there are so many!

Most importantly, find a therapist who makes you feel at ease to enable you to explore your most private problems in a safe, non-judgemental way. Counselling is a wonderful opportunity to put yourself first, something we all have a right to do.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with a high standard of training in a variety of modalities (including person centred, systemic, psychodynamic and solution focused) enabling me to integrate my approach. This simply means that I am able to tailor the therapy to suit each individual client. I have been practicing for 15 years providing counselling to individuals and couples working with a range of issues such as bereavement, stress, depression, infertility, trauma, to name a few. I am not limited to one specific area of difficulty but I have undertaken additional training in subjects I am passionate about meaning that I specialise in the following areas:

  • Grief, loss, bereavement
  • Infertility
  • Fertility treatment (such as IVF, IUI, Surrogacy, Donor Treatment & Implications Counselling)
  • Relationships (individuals and couples)

I have private practices both in Leicestershire & London where I provide long and short term counselling and psychotherapy in person, online, or by telephone. This means that I can provide support to you wherever in the world you may be located.

I am also a registered infertility counsellor (AMBICA) which enables me to provide implications counselling sessions in line with HFEA guidelines. These are focused on exploring the impact of becoming a donor, or donor recipient, of eggs, sperm or embryos. I am also trained in working with known donation and surrogacy cases and can provide therapeutic support to surrogates and intended parents wanting to use surrogacy as a form of treatment. If you are unsure whether I can help you, please contact me and I’ll be glad to discuss your needs in more detail.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a high standard of training and have 15 years of experience within this sector. As well as having my own private practice, I have worked with RELATE as a RELATE trained couples counsellor and headed the counselling department for the country’s leading fertility clinic for 6 years working within a multi-disciplinary team providing counselling to patients as well as mentoring the counselling team and collaborating with consultants and embryologists.


  • Arts Foundation Degree with Distinction: Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Leicester)
  • Level 5 Diploma (CPCAB) in Relationship Counselling (Institute of Family Therapy)
  • Level 3 Certificate, with Merit, in Counselling (University of Leicester)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Bereavement Counselling Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Vaughan College, University of Leicester)

Continued Professional Development

  • BICA Foundation Course for Fertility Counselling (CPCAB Accred)
  • BICA Accreditation Workshop for Fertility Counselling
  • Integrating Artwork into Counselling
  • Infertility Implications Counselling
  • Surrogacy Treatment
  • Suicidal and Self Harm Awareness
  • IVF with Donation
  • Working With Trauma

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£65.00 - £120.00

Additional information

I am currently accepting new clients.

When I work

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Further information

My aim is always to adapt my skillset and knowledge to suit each individual that I work with. Please speak to me to find out more by calling 07921 219721 or emailing me.

Tur Langton, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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