Ben Edis BSc (Hons) MBACP Registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Hello and welcome. My name is Ben and I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist working online but based in Nottingham. I view therapy as a collaborative partnership where together we can safely explore those difficult or painful thoughts and feelings you may be having; without the risk of being judged, criticised, blamed or shamed.
Life can be pretty tough at times and I think it is important to be able to talk things through with someone who is interested, kind, understanding, and knowledgable about what you are experiencing.
Whether it is due to a relationship problem, a work-related problem, something that happened in your past, uncertainties about the future, or something entirely different: it is important to talk about it.
I know it can feel scary to take that first step and reach out for help - or maybe you're just not sure of how to get started - and so I would like to put you at ease and make it as smooth as possible for you. Please feel free to send me an email to start a conversation about how therapy might help you. From there, we can book an initial session on Zoom (or another agreed video-platform) where we can explore how we might work together further. If you're happy with that, we can then set up a second session and meet on a weekly basis for as long as we both feel is helpful to you. I aim to respond to my emails within 48 hours - if you have not heard back from me, please check your junk folder as sometimes my emails get sent there by over-zealous spam filters.
I believe it is important for the client to find the right therapist for them and so the first session is largely spent working out if I am the right person for you and if I feel I am able to provide you with the service you need. We will talk about what your reasons are for seeking therapy along with what you hope to gain from it. In advance of our first session, I will send you a copy of my pre-therapy information sheet so that you have a good idea of what you can expect from therapy with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapy. My qualification is a BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy gained in 2020. I have been in practice since 2018 and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50-minute session. I currently offer a concessionary rate to NHS workers, employees of emergency services, the armed forces and students - please ask me for more details.
I am available to meet on a weekly basis on weekday evenings.
I am currently only able to offer sessions via online video platforms such as Zoom.
I am currently only able to offer sessions via online video platforms such as Zoom. However, I hope to offer face-to-face work in the future.