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MBACP, BA (Hons). Teenage Counsellor and Self Esteem Coach

About me

Hello, my name is Ben and I once went to counselling myself. I remember how daunting it was walking into my first session.  I could not believe I needed to go to speak to a counsellor but I felt very low, even depressed. Do you feel like this? My journey took me from a place of needing some mental health help to feeling much better. I had more energy, set some new goals and re-found my feet. My anxiety dropped and I started to learn how to cope with everyday life much better.

Why me? After attending a course in London ran by a Psychologist from Australia it sparked my mind into a new place. I had found the next step to take in my life. This passion I found through this psychologist allowed me to take the next steps forward and that is exactly what I want for you to do too.  I went on to study on my counselling course..... but you might be stuck at that door and cannot push it open. I hope to help you find the key so you are able to walk through it.

Having worked in education for 20+ years I have become fascinated in what makes the teenage brain work. I am always wanting to reach out to help girls and boys with low self esteem, anxiety or any other growing mental health issues this is why I went about setting up my own private counselling business.

One method doesn't suit all of my clients but facilitating a space (walking, face to face or on zoom) for them to talk in does.  A safe space for them to explore what is on their mind whilst building the all important relationship.

Counselling is not always a quick fix but it can offer you the framework to find your feet again. Imagine standing inside a climbing frame with nothing to hold on to. I can help you build the frame around you, bar by bar, to help you rediscover yourself and hopefully allow you to reach the dreams and goals you want to fulfill in life.

May it be you are feeling low or you are finding life tough, I will remain non-judgmental but help you explore what it is that has brought you to talk to me. I always remain empathetic and am here to help.

The way I counsel is through the person centered method (www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/types-of-therapy/person-centred-counselling/  for further information). I also use CBT, Transactional Analysis, coaching and solution focused methods to help meet the needs of my different clients. I can use mindfulness techniques and either walking and talking, face to face or zoom, whatever works to help each and every one of you. I believe in building relationships with all the people that I meet, listening intently to their individual stories and letting their journey begin. I am a registered member of the BACP.

I have gained experience in the following areas.

- Volunteered for Bucks Mind and Time to Talk counselling children and adults in the local community.

- Overseen the wellbeing of teenagers in my varying roles in schools. I gained a excellent understanding of teens/younger years and the causes of the potential build-up of problems including anxiety, depression, exam/academic pressures, friendship issues and pupils with low self esteem.

- In the last two years I have set up self-esteem clubs for different age teenagers. This lead to me training to be a SELF ESTEEM COACH and if you look at my website I also offer this as an alternative to counselling.

- I've worked with the minority section of the school community including the international students. With so many pupils in school, every relationship worked upon is the catalyst for potential change and I thrive on building these relationships.

-  I thrive to always go above and beyond the wellbeing of the pupils with Special Educational Needs in School. I have helped pupils with ADHD, Dyslexia and ADD.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2020

BA Hons Degree with QTS (20 years)

Testimonials

06/02/22 - Regular sessions allowed me to feel at ease speaking with Ben about personal things in my life and I felt a weight had been lifted after every session. I will use some of the strategies he taught me for the rest of my life.

25/01/22 - I approached Ben to support my daughter. She was struggling with low self esteem and confidence challenges. Ben was incredibly easy to communicate with and had a clear idea of how he would support my daughter. She absolutely loved her sessions with Ben and applied everything she learnt from working with Ben to her day to day life. Within a month her confidence is soaring and she is enjoying school again. We are so grateful to Ben for his support.

01/12/21 - I wanted to take this opportunity to say the most enormous thank you. You have helped him accept himself in a new way....you picked up the pieces when I as a parent could not.

06/04/21 - My son is 13 years old and he suffered from anxiety after joining a new school. Ben was a calming and sympathetic counsellor who provided a range of strategies for him to deal with his issues. I’m pleased to say Ben has had a super impact!

06/06/21 - 5 star service from me. Kind and thoughtful to the needs of the child from the outset. Good support and structure to each individual session and across the length of time taken. I can confidently say my daughter is in a much better place now than where she was 6 months ago. Massive thank you!

07/06/21 -  Thank you Ben for all your work with my daughter. She has grown in confidence and is much more aware of the issues that have been troubling her in the last few years. As she heads off to University I feel she is much better equipped mentally now.

15/11/20 -  Thank you so much for all your help and support over the last 10 weeks. I really appreciate how much you have done for me. You are amazing!

Ongoing Training

2022

(1) Neurodiversity and Wellbeing with Sarah Jane Critchley

(2) Eating Disorders and difficulties. Understanding and responding with Pooky Knightsmith

(3) OCD and Anxiety in Children: A Parents’ Guide with Dr Anna Conway Morris

2021

(1) Mental Health Champions Foundation Course

(2) Teaching Emotional Literacy: How to Support Pupils Behavioural Development

(3) Data Protection Essentials

(4) Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of children with Autism.

(5) Mental Health and Wellbeing: Supporting Teens Transition from Yr 6 to Yr 7

(6) CAMHS School IN Reach workshop - ‘Supporting Young People to become Mentally Healthier’

(7) CAMHS School IN Reach workshop - ‘The Road to Independence’.

(8) Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of pupils with Autism.

(9) Mental Health and Wellbeing: Supporting Teenagers Transition from Yr 6 to

Yr 7 

(10) OCD and Anxiety in Children: A Parents’ Guide with Dr Anna Conway Morris

(11) The Role of a Clinical Psychologist in Supporting Children and Teen Mental Health with Dr Tamsyn Noble

2020

(1) Moving Your Practice Online

(2) Up to date Safeguarding training

(3) First Aid qualified

(4) Eating Disorders in Men

(5) Suicide Awareness Training

(6) Young People and their Mental Health

(7) Digital Wellbeing course (Futurelearn.com)

2019

(1) Completed an action research project on the effects of School Based Counselling.

(2) Self Harm - Facts and Signs.

2017

Supporting pupils through loss, divorce and mental health issues (BSA)

2016

(1) Assessing pupils at risk (BSA)

(2) Coaching - Methods of Interaction when Coaching.

2013

Improving provision and support for pupils with learning difficulties.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenage Counselling

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Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling £30

Self Esteem Coaching £15

When I work

Flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Call me on 07817 341910

Email me on benevers87@gmail.com

Further information

Please call or email me if you would like any further information.

Flat 1, 38 Cross Oak Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3EH

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families

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