Trish Benson Experienced Counsellor & Group Worker Registered & M.BACP

Trish Benson Experienced Counsellor & Group Worker  Registered & M.BACP

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Terrington St Clements
King's Lynn

01553 827272 / 07867904034

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Terrington St Clements
King's Lynn

01553 827272 / 07867904034

About me

Hello and welcome my name is Trish,

I have been offering professional counselling for just over 10 years seeing clients privately for 6 years. I have helped with a range of issues offering both short term or long term counselling. My previous professional work has always involved helping others, working within the public sector (the prison service as a prison officer for 17 years ) and then charitable organisations The Matthew Project West Norfolk , The One to One Project King's Lynn and Dhiverse Cambridgeshire.

Sometimes problems, life events or difficulties in our relationships feel hard to cope with or manage we can't seem to find a way through, it’s at these times counselling can help. We may have friends or family but it’s not always easy to say all we need to say to those close to us for many different reasons.

Counselling isn't about judgement or being critical about choices made or things that have happened.
It's about trying to make sense of these, why we do the things we do, or feel the way we feel or maybe understand why we might find ourselves repeating patterns in our relationship's or lives.

Talking but most importantly feeling heard ; can bring new insight and hope. Sadly, counselling isn't an instant fix but it does provide an opportunity for new awareness and understanding helping things feel better, different or more manageable.

If you after reading a little about me and my counselling you feel you would like to come along to see if counselling might help you, we usually begin with a mutual assessment session lasting an hour. This is an opportunity for us to meet to see to if I may be able to help you but also for you to see if I am someone you feel comfortable to enter into counselling with.
Sometimes just one session helps to bring clarity, making an initial appointment with me isn't committing you to counselling unless you wish to do so our first meeting is an opportunity to see if I might be able to help you at this time.

My practice is discreetly located in a small village 10 mins drive from King's Lynn Norfolk. I see client's Mon- Friday during the day. I do have some evening appointments but these are often the most sought after times but I will do my best to accommodate your needs.

If you would like more details or information, please email or telephone me I usually respond the same day or within 24 hours.

Telephone or Skype appointments are also possible please contact me for more information these can be helpful if you are unable to attend due to distance or other constraints.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Professional Certificate of Proficiency (CoP ) 2010
  • Level 4 Post Grad Adv.Dip Therapeutic Counselling 2006 - 2008
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies 2006;
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills 2006;
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills 2005; Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills 2005
  • Certificate in Bereavement 2006,
  • Leading Structured Groups 2006 (Group Facilitator HMP Service)
  • Prison officer within the Prison Service a, Group Facilitator and Staff care team support.
  • Drugs Support worker for the Matthew Project charity within Norfolk.
  • Support worker for DHIVERSE a Cambridge based sexual health charity
  • Counselling for 10 years with a local community counselling charity - helping people with distressing difficulties -  OCD, Generalised Anxiety, Depression, Grief Loss and Bereavement, Relationship Breakdowns, Sexual emotional and physical abuse. Eating Disorders.

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Telephone consultation free.

Initial appointment is 1 hour

Individual sessions £35.00p - 50 min appointment

Couple work £45.00p - per appointment

Reduced Fees -

I offer some concessions please contact me to discuss we can agree fees together.

Telephone or Skype counselling is an option if you are not able to attend a session.

For telephone or Skype counselling payment is required via paypal in advance. I request we have a free 15 minuite assessment via telephone and then if you decide to have telephone or Skype counselling we can then agree an appointment time.

Further information

I am a professionally registered member of the BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) this is a professional organisation that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) (a government body)

I hold a current DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service)

I have disabled access to my counselling premises.

Bus stop 5 min's away from location (Norfolk Green 505 between Spalding &
King's Lynn)

I attend monthly supervision to ensure I uphold my ethical responsibilities I regularly attend counselling seminars and workshops to ensure I continue to develop my understanding of specific difficulties and needs .

Maps & Directions

King's Lynn, PE34

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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