Kate Benton MA MBACP Psychotherapist & Counsellor
1 Church Lane
07543 723 552
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working with individual adults. I specialise in communication, relationships, anxiety and stress, work-related problems, sexuality, anger management and most other therapeutic issues.
Psychotherapy and counselling can enable us to greatly enhance our relationships with ourselves and others, and our overall experience of life. I can support you to look at what does and doesn’t work for you and consider changes you might want to make.
Communication & Relationships
One of the keystones of this process can be developing open and respectful communication with ourselves, our loved-ones and in our working lives. As we develop our ability to listen respectfully to ourselves, we can become clearer about who we are and what we want and need.
Anxiety & Stress
Difficult life circumstances, a specific event, or feeling unfulfilled and stuck can trigger anxiety and stress in us. I can work with you to help you manage your anxiety, develop confidence in yourself, and make life changes to support your personal growth.
Paid or unpaid, within an organisation, self-employed or within the family, work contributes fundamentally to our identity, self-esteem and sense of meaning in life. Negotiating the competing pressures of finances, family, and making time for ourselves can be challenging, particularly if we feel that our work is not bringing us the satisfaction it could. I can work with you to develop skills and options to build a more satisfying, self-managed life.
I offer long-term and short-term therapy according to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was awarded a Diploma in Psychotherapy from Spectrum Therapy (an organisational member of UKCP). 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. I continue my professional development at Spectrum.
I have also completed a foundation course in Systemic Family Therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy; bereavement counselling training with Cruse; and training in Non-Violent Communication (NVC).
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)
Counselling and psychotherapy: £50 for individual 50-minute session.
Contact me for corporate referral rates.
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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on various weekdays, during the day or evening
Types of client