Doris Prugel-Bennett, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Doris Prugel-Bennett

Totton SO40 English, German, Danish
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Doris Prugel-Bennett, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Doris Prugel-Bennett

Totton SO40 English, German, Danish
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My Approach

Over 20 years applying my qualifications give me extensive work experience in body-based work (Alexander Technique) and psychodrama psychotherapy. I listen to body and mind. These dual qualifications allow me to regard a person in their psycho-physical being and in their environment. My approach honours the person and their background and their uniqueness and at the same time their embeddedness in their unique environment.

I honour each person’s natural gift of spontaneity and creativity. At the same time each person is regarded as an agent and responsible person who engages in the therapeutic process. Since human beings are relational beings, the therapeutic relationship between the client and myself has an important role to play.

I offer psycho-physical learning/education and experience as well as action-based procedures in order to learn and see people’s stories, experiences and legacies of ruptures that affected their lives. I am trauma-informed practitioner.

I offer psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, including seniors, in one-to-one sessions and groups. My dual qualifications in psychotherapy and body work enable me to work with people who present with mental and/or physical health challenges. Apart from talking through issues, I offer a creative approach in order to explore issues that are difficult to explain with words.

I offer Creative Supervision to fellow colleagues and counselling and psychotherapy trainees.

I facilitate weekly group psychotherapy sessions with 5 – 9 members in the Southampton/New Forest area.

About Me

My knowledge, qualifications and interest in world affairs inform my practice.

I keep being engaged in professional (Continuous Professional Development/CPD) and personal development.

I am engaged in working with aspects of the Climite Crisis and mental health.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have ample experience in working with adolescents, age 16+, young adults and senior adults. I welcome both age groups with their unique existential quests and challenges. I offer psychological-physical group work to groups of young and senior people in their respective places of activity, such as Higher Education and Senior Residences.
Being a migrant myself and having studied Social Anthropology, I am aware of people's diverse backgrounds, values and beliefs.
I welcome clients who present with physical symptoms which affect their wellbeing, confidence and social lives.
I welcome individuals and couples who contemplate pregancy and birth, family planning, termination of pregancy.
Relationships are always a co-creative activity and requires self-reflective time. With my action based approach, relationships can be explored and new and more suitable behaviour practiced. On invitation, clients may be joining a psychodrama psychotherapy groups in order to expand their relational skills in a safe and confidential environment.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodrama Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Age-related Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Health-related Issues
  • Relationships

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Totton Office

Eling Hill
Totton SO40 9HE

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Fee: £60/60 minutes or £70/90 minutes for one-to-one session.

Or £25 for 2 1/2 hours session for weekly Psychodrama Psychotherapy group sessions. By invitation only.

Concessions: To be negotiated if requested.


To be negotiated

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Doris Prugel-Bennett

Doris Prugel-Bennett

Totton SO40

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