Ben Wrigley MBACP, Dip Couns. BA Hons.
The idea of counselling can be a daunting prospect for anyone and especially when you are already finding life tough. I offer a safe and confidential space just outside Tunbridge Wells where I invite you to come and discuss your needs. I don't charge for our first meeting while we decide if we can work together.
People usually come to counselling at a point of crisis in their lives. Something in their life is preventing them from being the best that they believe they can be. They can feel limited by the choices in front of them and there can seem no way forward. Working this through can be a struggle alone and even with help from loved ones.
I believe there is always a functional path out, and the process of counselling - with someone trained to listen, understand, care and guide - can help to find that path.
About my work:
There are many different models of talking therapy and as a BACP registered integrative and humanistic counsellor, I focus therapy on the unique needs of my clients. Drawing on a number of different methods - combined with feedback and personal experiences - I offer a therapy geared to you.
I work relationally, meaning that it is my belief that offering a safe and supportive alliance with my clients is paramount to our work together before we explore how the past is impacting the present.
I have worked successfully with all ages and genders with depression, stress, suicide, bereavement, anxiety, OCD, anorexia, relationships, abuse, trauma, sexual issues, low self-steem, panic attacks, affairs.
Why I became a counsellor:
I used to commute to the city to work in the private sector - mostly in senior managerial roles - for both small and large companies. During this time I saw first-hand how we feel we are expected to function in the best interests of our work / team / family / relationship, to 'fall in line' and 'do' publicly whilst 'feeling' privately or - in too many cases - not feel at all. I witnessed the detrimental effect this had on people's well-being, self-esteem, autonomy and general happiness and the lack of support on offer when life became stressful.
If you have any questions or would like to set up a free meeting to discuss your needs please feel free to call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
- Couples counselling training.
- Trauma and PTSD training.
- TA101 Foundations in Transactional analysis
- Gestalt, Person Centered, TA training
I also used to work in senior management in city and have experience of the pressures of working in that environment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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One to one
Consultation session is free.
£45 - £65 for 50 minutes thereafter.
£70 for 90 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am-8pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Types of client