Profile

Author “The Love Trap” (Hammersmith Press, 2008)

Leading UK Psychotherapist specialising in Love Addiction

The Priory, Roehampton – trauma therapist and programme head (2005)

Meadows Center, USA – visiting therapist (2002)

14 years experience as a Psychotherapist

Harley Street Private Practice

Offering individual and couples psychotherapy and love addiction workshops

Accredited member of BACP

Accredited Addiction Counsellor

Dip Counselling Therapy

Recognised provider for health insurance companies

Certified couples therapist

Psychosexual therapist training

About the Author

Annie Bennett.

Annie Bennett is one of the UK’s foremost psychotherapists specialising in love addiction. Her work has been featured widely across the print media and her book ‘The Love Trap’ was recently published by Hammersmith Press.

Practicing initially in bereavement therapy, Annie trained in the mid 90s as an Addiction counsellor. She worked extensively in the UK, Spain and the USA before founding her Harley Street private practice in 2004.

She has worked at some of the world’s leading centres for addiction therapy. In 2002 she was invited as visiting therapist to work at The Meadow’s Centre for Trauma and Addiction in the USA. In 2005 she was invited by The Priory Hospital in Roehampton to head up their Trauma programme.

Annie has recently embarked on a highly intensive training specializing in Sexual Addiction; the programme is headed by Dr Patrick Carnes PhD. International expert and pioneer of Sex Addiction in the US. Annie is a CSAT trainee and offers therapy for people suffering with Sex Addiction and those that are affected by it. It has been recognised for a long time that Sex Addiction and Love Addiction are close partners.

In early 2008 Annie’s book ‘The Love Trap’ was published by Hammersmith press. The book, which explores the concept and treatment of Love Addiction, has received extensive press coverage and has led to the development of a sister website and series of workshops. Resources, tools and materials to support individuals suffering from love addiction (including a relaxation and affirmation CD) are now available from her website www.thelovetrap.com, with an extensive upgrade of the site currently in motion. Her first series of ‘Love Trap’ residential workshops are scheduled to take place in May and June, and will address the issue of breaking free from love addiction.

From her private practice in Harley Street she works extensively with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues including love addiction, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, addiction and trauma. Her integrative approach draws upon elements of CBT, person- centred counselling, family systems and experiential approaches. Her work is tailored to the needs of the individual but may include couples sessions and workshops in addition to individual work. Where necessary patient treatment or other therapeutic interventions is encouraged.

Annie is: A member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) A registered counsellor with UKRC (U.K. Registered Counsellors) An accredited Addiction Counsellor with FDAP She has Diploma in Counselling Therapy.

Annie is also a recognised provider for health insurance companies – BUPA and others.