Joanne Benson

Joanne Benson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Ilkley

Ilkley LS29
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

For those people who feel uncomfortable with conventional face to face counselling I also offer "walking and talking". Walking side by side in the countryside or moorland can be a more relaxing environment  to share you problems and express your feelings. Dogs also allowed.

Practice description

I usually work face to face but happy to see you on-line if prefer. 

I include several models of counselling depending on the issues you raise, such as; psychodynamic, exploring your childhood, as this can help explain some problems. Cognitive Behavioural exercises which can be done at home. Anxiety exercises. Brief therapy. It all comes under the umbrella of an humanistic model of working, which includes being person centred, which is about me  listening, being congruent, not judging you and allowing you to lead the session. 

My first session

I hold the first session, after, preferably, a phone call to find out if I would be able to help you and agree on the cost. 

It is usually one to one but if you’d feel more comfortable with someone you trust to come in with you for a few minutes,  that’s fine.

We will discuss more fully the issues that are concerning you, the number of expected sessions, when and time they would be held. We would agree on contact about cancellations  and how payments would be made. 

It is really a session about getting to know each other and enabling us to decided whether we could work together for your benefit. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

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