Dr Shelley Bennett is a Clinical Psychologist currently working within the Health and Neuropsychology Department within Devon Partnership Trust. She has a degree in Psychology, Masters in Health Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate for Mental Health Practice in Primary Care and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Clinical & Community Psychology.
Dr Bennett has over 10 years’ experience as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, providing assessments and therapy for adults with a wide range of complex mental health problems.
Dr Bennett is experienced at working with patients suffering from unexplained symptoms, medical phobias, traumatic life events, loss, adjustment difficulties and commonly anxieties & depression. She has worked extensively in multidisciplinary teams within the NHS, where she has specialised in supporting people with the challenges of living with acute and chronic health conditions.
Dr Bennett uses various therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She has developed expertise in promoting recovery and well-being through value based integrative methods of working with her patients.
Dr Bennett is described as a thoughtful, reflective and professional practitioner, with a personal & pleasant manner which makes her easy to relate to. With a warm, collaborative approach, Dr Bennett helps people learn how to live well alongside both mental & physical health challenges.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Grief or Loss
Phobias & Fears
Prescription Medication Dependence
Sexual Abuse & Trauma
Anxiety or Panic
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Compulsive Overspending or Gambling
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Work & Career Related Issues
D. Clin Psych – Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in Clinical & Community Psychology
PG Cert - Mental Health Practice in Primary Care
MSc – Masters in Heath Psychology
BSc (Hons) – Degree in Psychology
Member of the British Psychological Society
HCPC – Health and Care Professions Council
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
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I was fed up with life when I contacted Katie at Clinical Partners, her response to my call and the support thereafter kept me alive.
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Just saw J. He wanted me to tell you how much he appreciated the way you spoke to him on the phone Caroline. He said you made him feel human again when he felt quite suicidal. He was really pleased he was seen so quickly.
We met with the doctor today, he was great, we felt at ease with him, he was very professional in his approach and obviously knew what he was doing! Thank you for your help in arranging such a quick appointment.
SO grateful to Clinical Partners - well Simon - for the confirmation of NOT having Cyclothymia. Am attempting now to stabilise and get well - something I was told would not happen when diagnosed with Cyclothymia (for life!).
I would like to thank the Clinical Partners staff for asking about us. I like to let you know that M's physical and psychological health is great. With my best regards and respect.
You have been fantastic at helping T see the help he can get and I am so grateful. Again thank you so much, I really do appreciate the efforts you have put in.
Thank you for setting us (and me in particular) off down the road. I will always be grateful to you, and I do feel that you spent a lot of time on my case without much reward.