Ben Wright BA(hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accredited)

Ben Wright BA(hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accredited)

The Kingsford Centre
5a, The Kingsford Centre
Layer Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 0HD

Colchester
Essex
CO2

07875 863810

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The Kingsford Centre
5a, The Kingsford Centre
Layer Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 0HD

Colchester
Essex
CO2

07875 863810

About me

Hello!

I am an accredited, BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in Colchester. With almost a decade of experience working with clients, I have worked in various settings, including doctors' surgeries and a sixth form college, as well as running my own private counselling practice. I have considerable teaching and training experience and also teach meditation and mindfulness as a tool to aid inner stillness and personal growth.

How I work:
The world is extremely complex, and there are many pressures all around us; pressure to be or think a particular way, to please others, to 'fit in'. Often we do this at the expense of who we 'really' are, and this often leads to symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. I work with a focus on the current needs and desires of the individual and believe that within everybody lies a unique spark that, if cultivated gently, with kindness, non judgementalism and understanding, can grow in exciting and often surprising ways.

The problem is that most of us come from the starting place of what we can't do or be, so we never get the chance to express our higher selves. I believe that by providing a space to explore those things that feel difficult in a confidential, caring and accepting environment, it is possible to clear away the blocks that stop us from fulfilling our highest potential.

My experience consistently proves to me the power of having a space to just be yourself and I am often struck and impressed by the changes I have seen in people as the result of this process.

I tend to see clients weekly or fortnightly, and each session lasts for one hour. I work short, or long term, depending on a client's needs and can also offer couples counselling on occasion. What we do, and how we work together, very much depends on you and what feels best at the time. I find that this way of working can lead to very surprising results and means that you remain the 'boss'!

I would be most happy to hear from you and answer any other questions you may have. Above all, I wish you all the best of luck on your forward journey.

Training and Meditation

In addition to my counselling work, I provide training and workshops to trainee and qualified counsellors. I am particularly interested in learning to work more and more in the here-and-now, believing that this is usually where real, lasting change begins. With twenty years experience of meditating, I am also able to teach simple meditation techniques that can be life-changing in the way they help to still the mind and help you to stand back from the 'restless' world we inhabit.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and am also a trained couple counsellor, in addition to having extensive teaching and training experience. I regularly attend training courses and continuously work on my self-development through both my meditation practice and my own personal work.

I attend regular clinical supervision - both individual and group. As a Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spirituality/ Faith - Exploring one's place in the world and what this means.

Fees

£30-45 (Individuals)

£45-60 (Couples)

My fees can vary according to your ability to pay.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2 0HD
Colchester, CO2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available weekdays and evenings.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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