Update: Coronavirus and counselling
April 2021: Due to the current lockdown, it has become necessary to pause the provision of face-to-face sessions. Online and telephone options continue to be available, and both are an effective way of meeting for counselling. However, should online or telephone counselling not be suitable or possible for you, we can discuss meeting face-to-face at my COVID-secure counselling room.
As a professional therapeutic counsellor, I have the training and experience required to support you through the challenges you face.
With a calm and empathic nature, I offer a safe and confidential space to offload about, and explore the things that matter most to you.
Because I am not a part of your everyday life, you can feel more able to say what you REALLY think and feel about things, without fear of being judged or upsetting someone.
In your sessions we might talk about depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, abuse, relationships or bereavement - or something else.
There are no minimum or maximum number of sessions, so we can take things at your pace, with no rush and no pressure.
Getting started in counselling can feel like a step into the unknown, and therefore takes courage.
You might have questions about counselling, or the way I work, and we can begin discussing these by email, ’phone or text.
The next step is to arrange an initial 30 minute consultation, which costs £20 and comes with absolutely no obligation to begin counselling with me.
There are various types of counselling offered here on the Counselling Directory. My expertise is in ‘Person Centred’, which is one of the most common and popular approaches to counselling. It puts you, the client, at the centre of the work we do together by focussing our sessions on your concerns, feelings and values. Rather than giving you advice or telling you how you ought to feel, I would support you in exploring how things are for you, and in working out what might make life better.
I am qualified to work with individuals and also couples, whether married or not. Plus other relationships such as a parent and child, or work colleagues.
My private practice in Rushden is based in a beautiful garden room that provides a comfortable, calm and private space in which to work. There is off-road parking and full accessibility. Daytime and evening appointments are available.
To contact me you can:
Call or text: 07342 383375
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & qualifications:
CPCAB Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills (2010)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (2012)
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2014)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2014)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (2014)
PODS Training - Child Sexual Abuse, Hope For Healing (2016)
PODS Training - Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (2016)
MBB Training - Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks (2016)
Teamwork Training - Working With Sexual Trauma (2017)
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate:
Person Centred Couples Counselling (2018)
(Eligible for and working towards accreditation with BACP)
Volunteer Listener & Trainer, Samaritans Northampton
Counsellor, Tresham College Student Counselling Service
Lead Counsellor, Teamwork Counselling Service, Kettering
Lead Counsellor, Teamwork Counselling Service, Corby
Counsellor, Counselling Alliance, Kettering
Counselling College Moderator, NCCS
Owner & Counsellor, Ben Brett Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
An initial 30 minute consultation costs £20.
My rate is then:
£45 per 50 minute session (individuals).
£55 per 60 minute session (couples).
Payment can be made at the beginning or end of the session, using any of the following:
- Debit/Credit Card
- Apple Pay
- Android Pay
- Bank Transfer
Daytime and evening appointments are available, face-to-face or online.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy to work toward a better standard of therapeutic practice.
BACP register: https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Register?q=90854&SortOrder=0