Ben Webster MNCS (Accred)
I am currently working online due to coronavirus and welcome new clients during this difficult time.
I offer a warm, confidential space for you to explore any current issues you may be facing and make sense of your feelings as they arise. I aim to work collaboratively with you to support you to manage your current difficulties that have affected your mental-wellbeing. The aim of the support I offer is to build a therapeutic relationship with you, so you feel heard, accepted, respected and understood. In building a therapeutic relationship, comes awareness of your situation and with self-awareness you have the ability to make a change.
The way I work is dictated by the content you bring to each session, so no two sessions may be the same. I work from an integrative approach and aim to work creatively with you with the ability to draw on a variety of techniques from different counselling theories. This allows me to create a unique way of working, that supports your goals for therapy.
I am extremely passionate about the work I do and find it an honour to share in your experience. I believe that through talking and sharing our concerns with another person can be the building blocks for positive change and provide a welcome release in times of distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (accredited by the National Counselling Society)
BA (Hons) Education, Psychology and Counselling.
I am committed to continuing my professional development and actively seek out further training courses to aid me in my counselling work and support the work of the clients I meet.
Examples of additional courses I have completed are:
- Working with Bereavement
- Solution-Focussed Therapy
- Children & Trauma: Beyond Attachment Theory
- Working with Chronic Suicidality & Self-Destructive Behaviour.
As well as seeing clients privately I am currently an honorary counsellor at The University of Sheffield supporting students with 1-1 Counselling who are experiencing a variety of issues; ranging from relationship difficulties, academic pressure, depression, anxiety, identity and low self-esteem.
I have previously worked as a counsellor at Pathways Family Support Center in Barnsley for 2 years which was primarily a domestic abuse service. Here I supported individuals to understand, traumatic experiences they had gone through and manage the lasting effects this had had on their lives.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I offer a 90 minute consultation session which will be used to conduct an assessment and offer the chance to see if we can work together. This is charged at £40
All subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per 50 minute session.
I offer a limited number of concessions, that may be agreed if you are on a low income.
As an accredited registrant of The National Counselling Society I work to a high, professional standard and abide by their ethical framework.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
I practice from The Sheffield Wellness Center, in Sheffield S7 that offers a private, confidential space that is easily accessible by public transport.