Psychotherapy & Counselling
Individual therapy offers a safe, reliable and confidential setting. It provides a relationship in which you can explore difficulties and their links with early experience, which can be outside conscious awareness, discover more appropriate ways of coping and bring about desired changes in your thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Through the security offered by the developing relationship with your therapist, you can re-experience relationships from early life and explore and establish new ways of relating that are no longer compromised by the habits that previously caused distress.
Psychotherapy may be 'short-term' (once a week up to about six months) or longer. Occasionally, short term fixed-session therapy may be offered. As a general rule, longer term work is helpful where problems are more deep-seated and have their roots in patterns laid down in early life. It is usually once a week, or more frequently when it is agreed that this might be helpful.
The sessions offered will be regular and frequent enough to provide support and continuity and enable working at depth, so as to facilitate lasting change.
Psychotherapy/counselling can be used to help with many issues, including:
- Relationships, for example: difficulties forming or maintaining satisfactory relationships or becoming involved in destructive relationships at home or at work
- Work Problems - including managing stress, finding direction, improving communication with others, developing confidence
- Feelings of Depression or Emptiness
- Problems with Anxiety, difficulties in concentration, feeling overwhelmed (including panic attacks).
- Sleeping Difficulties; (nightmares, insomnia)
- Symptoms such as: Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia), Self-Harming Behaviour, Phobias, Obsessional Behaviours
- Difficulties overcoming Bereavement/Loss
- Difficulties overcoming Trauma or Stressful situations - Existential Issues (loss of meaning, mid-life crises)
- Exam Stress
- Coping with Bullying or other difficulties at School/college/university
Call To Book 01603 514195
Ben has extensive experience of working with trauma (including PTSD, developmental trauma, complex trauma and dissociation), attachment/relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
He supports his client’s to feel more connected in their lives, to their loved ones, their emotions and their inner resources. Ben’s approach, using AEDP and Integrative Training, is relational and focussed on experiencing positive and healing orientated change and learning through the therapy relationship.
In addition and in combination with talking therapy, Ben incorporates a range of approaches into his work depending on his client’s needs. These include, but are not limited to; arts and creative expression, meditation and visualisation, sand-tray therapy, sensorimotor and body work.
He has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families in a range of specialist services; NHS, Children’s Services, Community Mental Health, Training and Consultancy, Counselling and Psychotherapy private practice.
“I am an Integrative Therapist registered with the UKCP. I work with adults, adolescents and families using an attachment, emotion focussed and, healing oriented approach. AEDP harnesses all the elements that are important to me when I work with clients; non-judgemental acceptance and curiosity, harnessing the healing of active and available secure relationships, entrainment of the neuro-biology that promotes transformance and flourishing, privileging the role of emotion as an ancestral tool for living, and experience focussed. I work with each client to determine the individual approach that will support them to feel safe in their treatment and able to develop the resources they need to live well.”
Costs & availability:
50 minute appointments are £50
Clients are free to access as many appointments as are necessary to enable them to live life in the way that they deserve.
A free telephone consultation is required before treatment can begin, this is to ensure a good therapeutic match to treatment and to answer any questions that clients may have.
To arrange a telephone consultation with Ben call Treat reception on 01603 514195
Qualifications and experience
Ben is an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor register with the UKCP.
Level 2 AEDP practitioner
Principal Trainer for Thrive Approach
Tutor and Programme Lead for the second year students on the BSc Integrative Counselling course at Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy ().
Annie's journey as a therapist began with training and experience at Relate, which led to a deeper interest in exploring therapeutic interventions. She went on to study a family therapy course provided by the NHS , which proved to be so rewarding on multiple levels, professional and personal that she went on to train on an NHS course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. As a teacher and qualified social worker, and these additional qualifications in Psychotherapy, Annie joined the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) as a tutor and trainer for counsellors. Over time she graduated to providing diploma level courses.
Eventually family life took her to London where she worked for a relationship agency in 'relationship enhancement' and later for "Place2Be" as a Hub Manager overseeing Therapy in ten primary schools. Further training in areas such as clinical supervision and trauma therapy led her to her current, part time, role with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an organisation that protects children. She has other work in the psychotherapeutic field, and also enjoy being a mum and grandmother, which is a source of constant fascination.
Annie has wide ranging experience in psychotherapy and counselling with a special interest in Couples Counselling and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stress, relationships worries and daily challenges at times are so difficult, but life can be happier and more fulfilling. Would you like to change the way that you feel? Therapy makes change happen.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationships problems, childlessness, parenting dilemmas or related issues, come and have a free introductory session. You will have time to talk and explore and to discover if my approach would be right for you.
I can offer effective help for individuals and couples, in a calm, confidential space, where your concerns will be addressed carefully. My experience as a trained integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor is backed up by HCPC accreditation and full insurance, for your peace of mind.
Available topics are as follows:
- Relationships and online dating - 5 sessions.
- Recovery after a relationship breakdown - 10 sessions
- Being a Parent - 12 sessions
To book please call Treat reception 01603 514195