Ben Garner

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MNCPS (Accredited) | Pluralistic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newport NP11 & NP10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Ben, I am an accredited counsellor, a registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and I offer in-person, online and telephone counselling.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Workplace unhappiness
  • Relationship problems and breakups

As your counsellor, you will quickly find I am a very honest and open person, who has a great passion for this work. I put a particular importance on building trust, providing an environment where even the most difficult subjects can be discussed without judgement or prejudice.

How can I help?

Counselling is a collaborative process, with the direction of travel and the number of sessions required adapting to your needs. I use a range of methods from different approaches to ensure sessions are tailored to suit you as an individual.

It is a priority for me is that you feel comfortable, as this will aid in understanding you as an individual, your thoughts, emotions and experiences and how this has moulded you into the person you are today.

I will provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings and help you in developing a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way.

I want you to gain as much from this experience as possible, providing you with something sustainable that will aid you in moving forward.

Getting in contact

Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I can appreciate that finding a counsellor can be a daunting and laborious process, with the sheer amount of different options out there and the uncertainty around what counselling can offer. Having once been a client myself, I can certainly relate to any apprehension you might be feeling. 

If you think I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to reach out. You can contact me by email on bengarner.counselling@gmail.com or via the phone on 07463 644230.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Currently working as a counsellor with 2 Wish Cymru in providing bereavement support for those who have suffered the loss of a child.

Worked on placement for Cardiff and Vale Drug and Alcohol Services (CAVDAS).

I am a qualified and accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are priced at £50, with each running for 60 minutes.

I do also offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your situation before you attend your first session and for you to ask any questions you might have.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have slots available between 12pm and 8pm from Monday to Friday.

Time Counselling & Wellbeing Centre, 66-67 Tredegar Street, Risca, Newport, NP11 6BW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Ben Garner
Ben Garner