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- Applied Relaxation
I have availability for new clients and offer appointments or psychotherapy face-to-face, or via telephone, Skype, or Zoom.
I work with all issues and bring over 20 years of experience to my work. I offer a space where you and your pain find respectful and nonjudgmental listening.
My dual qualifications in the physical and psychological allow me to retain a holisitic view of each person. Apart from talking therapy, non-verbal work is invited by working with the body and movement, as well as creative and action methods. I offer a safe, nurturing and strictly confidential environment, and work to the professional and ethical standards of the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I am a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) and the British Pain Society (BPS).
Areas of interest
Psychodrama Psychotherapy; Movement and Body Approach with the Alexander Technique; psycho-physical intelligence and health; teenagers age 16+; young adults; adults; seniors.
I workk with trauma related issues; Personality Disorders; work related issues; anxiety; depression; IVF; pregnancy; childbirth; relationship issues; grief; burn-out and stress;shame; guilt; anger; eco-anxiety; existential quests.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mental Health Advisor for Optima Health, in HM Prison and Probation Services
Face-to-face, Telephone, video
Isle of Wight, Southampton and New Forest area
Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization
Creative work in psychotherapy
Social, economical, historical influcences of mental health
Certificate for outstanding services as Co-ordinator by Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
- Danish - Conversational
Rescuing the Body in Psychotherapy, The Psychotherapist, Autumn 2016
Courses offered to GPs
19th Feb 2019: Working with Spontaneity, Evening presentation for Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
3rd Nov 2018: An Embodied Approach of Analysis, Discussion and Exploration of Perspectives, Workshop at Conference at UCC Cork, Ireland, at conference Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization
My presentations/workshops contain psycho-physical material and include experienctial aspects, if requested demonstrations.
- Creative Supervisor Jenny Biancardi Consultancy 2015
- MSc Psychodrama Psychotherapy University of Worcester 2016
- Diploma Psychodrama Psychotherapy Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy 2012
- Diploma Alexander Technique Wessex Training for the Alexander Technique 1998
- BA (Hons) Combined Studies (Social Anthroplogy, Sociology, Philosophy) Victoria University of Manchester 1996
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Associate Lecturer Southampton Solent University 2017
- Mental Health Advisor Optima Health, HMPPS 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), 1998
- Britisch Psychodrama Association (BPA), 2006
- UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)
Climate Psychology Association (CPA)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
078 17 40 91 92
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: doris_p-bennett