Beni Fleischer provides a supportive space for his clients. He helps them to explore feelings and thoughts that may not normally be allowed to surface. He encourages clients to get more in touch with themselves and to embark on a journey of making sense of the confusing and painful parts of their inner world, as well as to find hidden resources within themselves that can give them hope and encouragement. Beni uses an an integrative approach, which means that he combines a variety of modalities to suit the needs of his clients according to the inner space in which they find themselves during the session. These modalities include person-centred in order to facilitate them guiding their own journey, Transactional analysis to help them identify influence from the past and present, and mindfulness to become more connected to the here and now.
With a background as a communal rabbi, Beni understands the complexities of communal and family life, and he appreciates the deeply experienced dimensions of identity, upbringing and belief. As a qualified musician, he sees a connection between the nonverbal message communicated through music and the often unspoken ‘themes’ and ‘processes’ in his clients’ lives, which he enjoys helping his clients identify and explore.
Beni is an integrative counsellor who is a member of the BACP. He has worked with teens-at-risk, specialising in anxiety, anger and family-related issues. He sees patients for counselling at a GP surgery in Lambeth with The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service. Beni is working towards a diploma in humanistic integrative counselling.