About the therapist:

Ryan Bennett-Clarke (nee Marjoram)

Qualifications and experience

Ryan was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and has lived in Nottingham since 1999.  He has completed a BA Hons degree in Social Sciences: Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Nottingham: School of Nursing.  He worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) at HM Prison Nottingham and within various healthcare settings.  
Ryan holds an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) and is an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
As of January 2017 Ryan commenced his Clinical Supervision training at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. In July 2018, Ryan was awarded his Diploma in Clinical Supervision and and has supervised psychotherapists within his private practice and his previous place of work since April 2017.

In May 2020 Ryan trained to become an Accredited Mindfulness Teacher and completed this in July 2020.  The course is  accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Mindfulnessnow.org.

In September 2021 Ryan will be joining the team at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham as a Clinical Skills Tutor on the BSc Humanistic/Integrative training course.  
He receives regular psychoanalytic  clinical supervision from an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist for his NHS and Private Practice work and has undergone his own personal psychotherapy with a UKCP qualified psychotherapist, as required by the UKCP and SPTI MSc Integrative Psychotherapy training course and later with a Lacanian Psychoanalyst.  

From 2009 Ryan worked for an organisation within the NHS and has vast experience of providing weekly counselling and psychotherapy sessions to a wide range of clients with variety of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties (see the "Areas of therapy" section of this website for more information).  As well as having significant experience of working with heterosexual clients, Ryan also has vast experience of working with clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and integrates an LGBTQ-affirmative approach in to his practice.   
From 2013 Ryan worked in a GP practice within Nottingham City providing short-term  and medium-term psychotherapy to a wide range of clients experiencing a vast array of mental health and personality difficulties.  

Since 2010 Ryan has built a successful and busy private practice ,whereby he sees private clients  and supervisees from Monday to Friday, and some evenings.
From February 2016 to January 2018 he  worked for IAPT Services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) providing intensive short-time dynamic therapy and Couples Psychotherapy to a wide variety of patients with mental health and emotional difficulties. He also has experience of providing short-term counselling within the University of Nottingham Counselling Service.  Ryan now works completely in Private Practice in Nottingham City.

As a psychotherapist, Ryan works Integratively with a Psychodynamic core, and has a specialist interest in the area of Stalking and working with the psychological  aftermath it has had on victims/survivors in order to facilitate healing within the survivor;  Trauma work with survivors of  childhood sexual abuse; People living with HIV;  Sexuality and Gender; Boarding School survivors (male and female); Relational-Developmental Trauma;  Mindfulness  and Couples Psychotherapy.  
Ryan has also had extensive experience of working within the NHS as a Forensic Community Psychiatric Nurse within a prison environment by providing mental health support and therapeutic interventions to a wide range of clients experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties and/or diagnosed personality disorders.  He also has experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as a Mental Health Nurse.