Kate Benton MBACP Psychotherapist & Counsellor
1 Church Lane
07543 723 552
I offer a confidential environment where you can talk at your pace about thoughts and experiences you might not find easy to share with those around you. I am interested in encouraging people to develop a different perspective on difficulties they are facing, and to form strategies to manage themselves in a more satisfying way. I can also support you to explore and follow your dreams and ambitions.
By exploring your issues together, I can help you become clearer about who you are and what you want and need, as well as developing a better understanding of the people around you. This can help you make positive decisions in your life, develop new opportunities, improve your relationships, and manage difficult times with more balance and self-acceptance.
I am a straightforward, proactive and interactive psychotherapist & counsellor. I like to support people to find practical as well as emotional ways forwards in their lives.
Some of the areas I work with include:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Sexuality, sexual identity & LGBT
- Personal growth & development
I practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Psychotherapy from Spectrum Therapy (an organisational member of UKCP), and an Advanced Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy from the Institute of Family Therapy. I undertake on-going CPD with Spectrum and elsewhere.
As well as my experience in private practice, I have worked as a counsellor at City & Hackney Mind, a bereavament counsellor with Cruse, and a primary school play therapist with Place 2 Be.
I have undertaken courses in:
- Transforming relationships
- Gestalt Therapy
- Somatic Work
- Working with Anger
- The 3 tiers of the Spectrum programme in Sexuality; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
- Grief, Bereavement & Loss
- Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
- Play Therapy with Primary School Children
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and adhere to its Professional Code of Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individual counselling and psychotherapy:
£50 for individual 50-minute session.
I worked in the construction industry for 20 years, both as a designer and in senior management, giving me a particular insight into the pressures and benefits of corporate life. I began training as a psychotherapist in 2003, and for some years continued to work part-time in industry before moving fully into psychotherapy practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various weekdays, daytime or evening.
Types of client