Ben Wright BA(hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accredited)
114 High Street
I am an accredited, BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in South West London and Colchester, Essex. With a decade of experience working with clients, I have worked in various settings, including doctors' surgeries and a sixth form college, as well as running my own private counselling practice. I have considerable teaching and training experience and also teach meditation and mindfulness as a tool to aid inner stillness and personal growth.
How I work:
The world is extremely complex, and there are many pressures all around us; pressure to be or think a particular way, to please others, to 'fit in'. Often we do this at the expense of who we 'really' are, and this often leads to symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. I work with a focus on the current needs and desires of the individual and believe that within everybody lies a unique spark that, if cultivated gently, with kindness, non judgementalism and understanding, can grow in exciting and often surprising ways.
The problem is that most of us come from the starting place of what we can't do or be, so we never get the chance to express our higher selves. I believe that by providing a space to explore those things that feel difficult in a confidential, caring and accepting environment, it is possible to clear away the blocks that stop us from fulfilling our highest potential.
My experience consistently proves to me the power of having a space to just be yourself and I am often struck and impressed by the changes I have seen in people as the result of this process.
I tend to meet people weekly or fortnightly, and each session lasts for one hour. I work short, or long term, depending on your needs and can also offer couples counselling on occasion. What we do, and how we work together, very much depends on you and what feels best at the time. I find that this way of working can lead to very surprising results and means that you remain the 'boss'!
I would be most happy to hear from you and answer any other questions you may have. Above all, I wish you all the best of luck on your forward journey.
Training and Meditation
In addition to my counselling work, I provide training and workshops to trainee and qualified counsellors. I am particularly interested in learning to work more and more in the here-and-now, believing that this is usually where real, lasting change begins. With twenty years experience of meditating, I am also able to teach simple meditation techniques that can be life-changing in the way they help to still the mind and help you to stand back from the 'restless' world we inhabit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and am also a trained couple counsellor, in addition to having extensive teaching and training experience. I regularly attend training courses and continuously work on my self-development through both my meditation practice and my own personal work.
I attend regular clinical supervision - both individual and group. As a Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spirituality/ Faith - Exploring one's place in the world and what this means.
Whilst these are my standard rates, I am open to offering discounts on a case by case basis to students and those on low earnings. Please feel free to enquire about this when you contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|