Ben Wrigley MBACP, Dip Couns. BA Hons.
6 Stone Cottages
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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One to one
Consultation session is free.
£49 - £65 for 50 minutes thereafter.
£70 for 90 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am-8pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Types of client