Ben Wrigley - Counsellor and Supervisor.
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.
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
One to one
Consultation session is free.
£45 - £65 for 50 minutes thereafter.
£70 for 90 minutes