Exploring physical and mental health by LISTENING TO and working with your mind and body.

Doris Prügel-Bennett


Movement Mentor

Pregnancy & Birth Partner


Need time and a confidential space to discuss issues and explore feelings that are affecting you?


Need some help and support with the many mental and physical challenges of life?


Finding it difficult to build and maintain relationships?


Facing life change, illness or bereavement?


Struggling with movement, balance, co-ordination, pain, injury or mobility?


Need support and inspiration in your later years?


Like support through pregnancy, the birth process and life after the birth of your child?


Want to explore your concern and feelings about the climate crisis, lockdown or other current issues?

Welcome to Southampton Body Stories

My name is Doris Prügel-Bennett and I work with Counselling & Psychotherapy (including Psychodrama), the Alexander Technique and other creative methods to help you improve your physical and mental well-being and move towards a healthier relationship with yourself.  I am also a certified Doula (Pregnancy & Birth Partner) providing support to pregnant and new mothers.

Taking the first step to ask for help can be difficult.  This website is intended to provide information to help you decide if working with me might be of help to you. Please follow the links below for further details and let me know if you would like any other information.

I very much look forward to working with you.

COVID-19 UPDATE : As well as Covid Secure face-to-face appointments taking into account Government Guidelines, I also now offer appointments via telephone, Skype or Zoom.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Totton & Southampton

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Gain a better understanding of yourself

Develop social, relationship & emotional skills

Improve mood, performance & functioning

Learn & practise new skills & behaviours

Alexander Technique in Southampton & Totton

Alexander Technique

Use your body more efficiently

Improve mobility, balance & co-ordination

Gain control over your condition and manage pain

Learn how to respond to stress and challenges

Doula in Southampton & Totton

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Natural support through pregnancy and childbirth and in the early stages of parenthood

Workshops, Talks & Events

I have many years’ experience giving talks and presentations, facilitating workshops and training around the world.

I organise and offer workshops, training days, presentations and demonstrations to businesses, institutions of higher and adult education, charities, local authorities, healthcare groups and the NHS.

I would be very pleased to come to your group or organisation to share my experience.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Workshops, talks and events in Southampton
Climate Crisis Discussion and Counselling

NEW : Climate Cafe

I am committed to working with climate urgency issues and am now hosting a monthly Climate Cafe to offer a safe and confidential space for people concerned about the Climate Crisis to express their emotions in regard to climate change.