Ben Rath - MBACP, Counselling and Psychotherapy
* All sessions being held remotely via Zoom or over the phone until further notice*
For many years now I have been passionate about finding out how to best promote positive mental health, emotional well-being and psychological resilience in myself and those around me. I love talking to people about their experiences and finding out about who they are, and discovering together with people what it means to be human and be well in a world that can at times be very challenging. I deeply believe in the healing potentials of compassion, empathy and self-awareness as a means of healing psychological wounds and helping us reach our full potential.
Training and Experience
In 2018 I completed my Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, and have recently completed a second Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2021). I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I have also worked as a mental health support worker for the last four years, and have experience providing emotional support to people through difficult and challenging times in their lives, helping them to regain their self-confidence and sense of hope for the future.
My practice hours are Monday - Thursday daytime and evening.
I endeavor to make my practice LGBTQ+ friendly and an open and welcoming space for people from all cultures and backgrounds.
Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (2018; Elan Training and Development)
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2021; Elan Training and Development)
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (2020; Open University and BACP)
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
Initial consultation - Free
Standard Rate - £40 per session
Concessionary rates - £25 (limited number)
(Sessions last 60 minutes)
Monday - Thursday daytime and evening