Ben Bronstein

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MSci MSc Dip.Couns MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whatever your experience of the world, weekly therapy sessions can offer an opportunity to reflect and grow. Having someone to truly be with you in moments of difficulty can make an enormous difference. It is my intention to support my clients however they need - whether it's to feel heard for the first time, to help understand yourself or your relationships better, to process painful experiences or come to terms with your past. 

Counselling can be one of the most rewarding but challenging processes you'll undertake, which is why finding someone you feel comfortable and safe with is essential. That's why I recommend a free 20-minute telephone or video consultation before starting sessions. It allows you a chance to get a sense of how it would be during sessions and for me to find out some more about what brings you to counselling.

Recent client feedback:

"Thank you so much Ben for being caring, understanding as well as a good listener. You have helped me to find a way to navigate through my desperate times. Thank you for helping me understand and come to terms with my surroundings, my life and my relationships. I always felt safe in your hands."
W, 47

"I was lucky enough to access counselling with Ben. I was anxious about having counselling with a man but went with the flow and told him this. I have accessed counselling over the years but can honestly say Ben is the best counsellor I have seen. I felt comfortable and safe by the end of the first session. I genuinely felt listened to and heard with interest and encouragement. I really liked his interaction and feedback. He was very present and involved in the sessions which was lovely as when I have had counselling before I have not always felt that the counsellor is really involved or connected. During the sessions I felt safe and cared for while sharing emotional and upsetting experiences and thoughts. With his help I have made progress in facing them and the impact they have on my life."
M, 56

"The counselling sessions with Ben helped me so much. I found an instant rapport and felt totally at ease sharing my feelings and thoughts. His attention to detail and memory of previous sessions was so reassuring. The practical suggestions for breathing exercises for example were very helpful. I really felt like I had his complete attention and however I was feeling he tuned into the appropriate vibe of the day. I always felt important and significant and the counselling sessions were a strong stabiliser for me. The sessions with Ben really helped me to gain perspective, and the feedback and suggestions were always spot on and really helped me move forward. Highly recommended."
R, 64

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative counsellor which means I am trained in a number of theories and therapies, drawing upon what's most relevant for the client at the time. I work with CBT, person-centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy and others. I work with individuals and couples.

My work has taken me from psychiatric hospitals, NHS community mental health teams, voluntary charity work, colleges and private practice. My training is as follows:

  • University of Nottingham, Physics MSci
  • The University of Edinburgh, Psychology of Mental Health MSc
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Anna Freud Centre, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Weekday individual sessions are £70, couples' sessions £90.

Weekend individual sessions are £80, couples' sessions £100.

I offer sessions weekday individual sessions for £65 when booked in blocks of 8. 

Concession rate £55.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please get in touch for up-to-date availability - I aim to respond within 2 hours. Thank you for your patience.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2

Type of session

In person