Ruth Benson MBACP
The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
229 Bury New Road
I am an NHS counsellor working for Salford Primary Care Psychology Service. I am able to offer confidential, supportive, counselling to private clients from venues in Prestwich or Whitefield.
Many of my clients see me for help with depression and anxiety, relationship problems or work place stress. As a professional counsellor, I am trained to offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space where I can help you deal with the issues you wish to work on.
I am trained to help clients learn to cope more effectively with life’s dramas, stresses and strains. It is my aim to help every client to find more fulfillment, contentment and peace in their lives.
I obtained my certificate and Diploma in Counselling at Salford University. As a Counsellor employed by the NHS, the main body of my current work is within Salford medical centres and psychology settings. Over many years I have been counselling in a variety of Manchester G.P’s practices and medical centres. I have over five years experience counselling victims of crime and domestic violence for the organisation Victim Support. I have also been the school counsellor at a high school in Salford for two years. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means I am bound by a strict code of professional ethics.
With over Ten years' of continuous post qualifying counselling experience, I have developed a style of counselling which, I am told, offers a high level of warmth and support. My role is not to judge you, but to work closely with you whether that involves relaxation techniques to help with anxiety or to employ more creative methods to tackle specific problems. My counselling is easily tailored to your individual needs and goals.
If jargon is your thing, you’ll be interested to know I am mainly a Person-Centred Counsellor working in a non-directive way but having recently gained a Certificate in CBT I can offer my clients a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective as well.
My Private work is undertaken in consulting rooms at The Perrin Clinic in Prestwich. The Perrin clinic is a few minutes walk from Heaton Park metro station. There are excellent parking facilities.
If you just want a chat to see if you think I can offer you the type of counselling you are looking for, please give me a call for an informal and confidential discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural therapy - 2011
Safeguarding children - Manchester city council 2009
Neurological understanding of Post traumatic stress disorder - Salford university 2007
CBT approaches to Post traumatic Stress disorder - salford university 2007
Supporting victims of Domestic violence - Victim Support 2007
Diploma in Counselling - Salford university 2005
Certificate in Counselling with distinction - Salford university 2003
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Session prices start at £45.00
Telephone counselling sessions are also available
Many of my private clients have been staff in schools or public sector settings.I also work with Parents of children with special needs.
I have a particular interest and experience in working with work place difficulites, and work for an Employment Assistance Programme that provides support to Public sector employees.
I have a special interest in working with teaching staff and have experience of working with young adults and older children with special needs in particular Dyslexia, ADHD and aspergers.
If you wish to discuss my experience with these client group's or I can offer you help or advice please call me for a confidential chat.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|