Masha Bennett is a UKCP Registered neurolinguistic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, EMDR Europe accredited practitioner, a gong practitioner with the College of Sound Healing, a sandplay therapist with the Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapists, and a trainer in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with AAMET International.
She has worked with adults and young people therapeutically since 2000, in the NHS, prisons, probation service, residential children’s homes, child trauma therapy centre, schools, various third sector organisations, and in private practice, and contributed to two research projects as a therapist – EMDR for Depression (2013), and CBT for Dissociative Seizures (2015).
Masha holds an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma from the University of Chester, with her research dissertation focusing on self-care in trauma therapists. She has worked for 7 years in various psychological services in the NHS, including an IAPT service, a Health Psychology Service and a Staff Support Team. She has a wide experience of work with addictions, including setting up and managing a new drug treatment programme in a women’s prison (2005-2006), and developing an innovative Addiction & Trauma Recovery project in Oldham (2013-2016).
Masha has been delivering training to health and care professionals since 2006, both in UK and internationally, in Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Israel. She teaches on a wide range of subjects, including psychotherapy, emotional freedom techniques, trauma, neuroscience, attachment, addictions, mental health, eating disorders and other topics, and is a regular guest speaker at conferences and symposia. She currently runs a busy full-time private therapy and training practice in Derbyshire.