Lesley Bennett, UKCP and BPC registered
I have worked as an adult psychotherapist in private practice and in the NHS (general practice, now retired) since 1993. I have experience of short term counselling with people through their workplace, as well as time limited psychodynamic therapy in a counselling centre in south east London which I co-founded. My second training as a Jungian analyst means that I am also experienced in open ended analytic work at a frequency of up to three sessions per week. My broad experience means that I can discuss various approaches with you and offer therapeutic work at a depth most suited to your needs. I am also a trained supervisor and can offer consultation to working therapists and counsellors.
In short term counselling we would probably be looking at one important issue in your life with the focus very much on what is happening right now for you. In longer term work I would expect to explore with you how the past is impacting on your present life, what patterns you may be repeating and how unconscious processes may be holding you back. As a Jungian analyst I am interested in what meaning may lie in your symptoms, your conflicts and your dreams. Sometimes it can be hard to make sense of what is happening to us, or a major loss causes us to re-evaluate our lives and we feel we want to talk confidentially to an independent person. Analytic work offers the possibility of gaining insight into thoughts, feelings and emotions. Through that process we can develop options about how we feel about ourselves and our relationships.
However, embarking on analysis does not have to be prompted by a crisis. Sometimes people choose analysis as a form of self development; to enhance personal creativity or to find meaning in their life, which may also include spiritual questions.
Whether you are looking for counselling, psychotherapy, analysis or supervision I am happy to meet with you, discuss what you are looking for and explore whether I can help you and whether you feel you want to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IPSS, 1993)
- Diploma in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (WPF, 1997)
- Membership of Association of Jungian Analysts (2010)
In addition I am a member of the following organisations:
UK Council for Psychotherapy - Registered Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and supervisor (UKCP)
British Psychoanalytic Council - Registered Jungian analyst (BPC)
International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
British Association for Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Supervision (BAPPS)
For many years I have been a member, currently a Trustee and formerly (2014/16) the Chair person, of the Guild of Pastoral Psychology - an organisation offering lectures, workshops and conferences on the connections between depth psychology and spirituality.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss, including death of a pet
Lack of motivation
Lack of meaning
My fees vary according to your circumstances, the nature of the work and the frequency of sessions.
A guide range is £60 - £80, for a fifty minute session.
I allow one hour for the first consultation, for which I charge £70.
Supervision is £70 per fifty minute session.
I work within the ethical frameworks of the UKCP, the BPC and my professional organisation AJA.
My comfortable, purpose built consulting room is private, with ample on road parking, and less than ten minutes walk from Chingford station.
Public Transport links
The direct rail link Liverpool Street to Chingford is a convenient line with a journey time of 26 minutes. This line means I am easily accessible for Hackney and Clapton.
The nearest tube is the Victoria line with a change to the rail at Walthamstow. Journey time from Islington to Chingford, for example, is approximately 35 minutes.
My consulting room is a few minutes off the A104, with the M25 ten minutes north, and the South Circular 10 minutes due south. Easy access from Enfield, Epping, Chigwell, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford, Walthamstow, Muswell Hill and Southgate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have recently opened a private practice in North Chingford and currently have a range of appointments across the week (excluding Tuesday).
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Jungian analyst (registered with BPC and UKCP) and completed the WPF training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervision in 1997 and have supervised individuals and groups since then.View supervision profile