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About me

My name is Ben Adams (MBACP) and I work as a person centred therapist. I work face to face, online and by phone and like to think my flexibility both in the way I deliver and when I can do to allow you to fit in our sessions that best suit you. Life can be busy!

My primary clinical focus is on depression, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, work-related issues, relationship issues and chronic pain.

I work with warmth, compassion and provide a private, non-judgemental space that allows you to bring whatever you wish into the therapeutic space with specific focus on anxiety, depression , work related-issues and low self-esteem.

My sole focus is on you when you are with me, you control the space. Where you want to go, I will follow. Finding a therapist you trust is so important, certainly if you want to speak with absolute honesty and in trust (when I had therapy, this was the most important aspect for me, finding that right person where we would click) and I totally get this.

Feel free to give me a call and chat about what it is you want from therapy and in that private space. I hope to be able to ‘be that person’ for you.

When e-mailing, please also check your ‘junk mail’ in case my quick reply goes through there, I will always reply within one working day. 

One thing about me I can say in sincerest honesty, whatever you bring, however you feel and whatever led you to counselling, I will walk alongside you, every step of the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education studies (BA)Hons - 1st Class.

Diploma of Higher Education Person Centred Counselling - Distinction. (MBACP)

I have experience working with clients with: -

Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues, chronic illness and pain.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic illness

Chronic pain

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Face to face - £40
  • Video - £ 35
  • Phone - £30

Concessions available for low income and students/trainee therapists. 

When I work

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I am very flexible with my working hours. I recognise finding time in a week can be hard so I try to be as flexible as possible. Call me for a chat and ill try my best to accommodate you. 

Further information

Practice description

I am a person-centred therapist, meaning that at all times, I put YOU at the centre of everything we do together. This is the focus and absolute goal of our time together.

I will not tell you what to do or how to think, or what the right answer ‘ should be’. I believe you know what is best for you. My role is to work in partnership with you as we discuss what those goals, that issue, the feeling you are carrying looks like from a fresh and outside perspective.

Your experience of life and all within it are yours alone and different from anyone else’s. I want to learn about what that means to you, how you feel, how you think, your worries, anxieties and hopes are. The space I provide allows you to bring those in total confidentiality and honesty, if you need to get something out, to discuss something in trust and compassion, I’ll be here to offer that for you in a calm, private space.

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway, Boundary Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3ZQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access and elevator available.

Online platforms

Zoom

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