Ben Wrigley MBACP, Dip Couns. BA Hons.

Ben Wrigley  MBACP, Dip Couns. BA Hons.

6 Stone Cottages
Groombridge Hill
Groombridge
Tunbridge Wells
East Sussex
TN3 9LZ

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2

07968 947381

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6 Stone Cottages
Groombridge Hill
Groombridge
Tunbridge Wells
East Sussex
TN3 9LZ

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2

07968 947381

About me

I think counselling can be a daunting prospect for anyone, which is why I offer a safe and confidential space just outside Tunbridge Wells where I invite you to come and discuss your needs. Our first meeting is free of charge and is to help us decide if we can and want to work together.

My Philosophy:

People usually come to counselling at a point of crisis in their lives. Something is preventing them from being the person they want to be or living the life in a fulfilling way and we are struggling to work this out on our own or even with loved ones. We can feel limited by the choices in front of us and the pressures - internal and external - there can seem no way out.

I believe there is always a functional path out, and a counsellor - someone trained to listen, and understand and care and guide - can help to shine a light on a new way.

About my work:

There are many different modes of talking therapies and as a BACP registered integrative and humanistic counsellor, I focus therapy on the unique needs of my clients. Drawing on a number of different methods - combined with feedback and personal experiences - I offer a therapy geared to your individual view of the world.

I work relationally, it is my belief that patterns that unfold in all relationships will also take place in therapy, and so I invite and encourage an openness that we can explore together safely. Offering a safe and supportive alliance with my clients is paramount to our work together before we explore how the past is impacting the present.

I have worked successfully with all ages and genders with depression, stress, suicide, bereavement, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, relationships, abuse, trauma, sexual issues, low self-steem, panic attacks, affairs.

Why I became a counsellor:

I used to commute to the city to work in the private sector - mostly in senior managerial roles - for both small and large companies. During this time I saw first hand how we feel we are expected to function in the best interests of our work / team / family / relationship, to fall in line and ‘do’ publically whilst ‘feeling’ privately or - as for so many - not at all. I witnessed the detrimental effect this had on people's well-being, self-esteem, autonomy and general happiness and the lack of support on offer when any areas of life became stressful.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a free meeting to discuss your needs please feel free to call or email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

- BACP Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

- Couples counselling training.

- Trauma and PTSD training.

- TA101 Foundations in Transactional analysis

- Gestalt, Person Centered, TA training

I also used to work in senior management in city and have experience of the pressures of working in that environment.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Introduction to ActiveListener

Fees

One to one

Consultation session is free.

£49 - £65 for 50 minutes thereafter.

Couples

£70 for 90 minutes

Counselling Students

Concessions available

Maps & Directions

Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LZ
Tunbridge Wells, TN2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

9am-8pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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