Ben Brett Counselling (Dip.Couns, Reg.MBACP)
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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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
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|