Benjamin Jackson

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Huddersfield HD7 & HD3
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About me

I’m Ben, a psychotherapist and counsellor working online, on the phone and in-person from Marsden and Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I am a person-centred (or client-centred) therapist which at its core means that our sessions are about you, your life and your experiences.

I believe the relationship between us is where the good stuff happens. The therapeutic relationship is a unique space where you can feel comfortable to bring all of who you are, without judgement, in a way which might be rare in your everyday life.

Above all, and this might seem a strange thing to say, our sessions will be very human. Happiness, worry, reluctance, sadness, frustration, anger, humour, desperation and anticipation (to name a few) are all welcome in our sessions.

My route to becoming a counsellor has been quite a long one. I’ve had a variety of roles in my career in mental health and wellbeing, but it’s my work as a therapist which feels most real and impactful for me.

The experiences I’ve had, both personal and professional, have left me with an appreciation of every person as an individual, the understanding that there is no one-size-fits all approach to making sense of ourselves or our lives. Life certainly doesn’t make it easy. My experience is that therapy can and does provide you with the opportunity to live life (with all its challenges and milestones, ups and downs) your own way.

Training, qualifications & experience

A British Association for Counselling and Psychology Accredited Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A Level 3 Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

A British Psychological Society Accredited Masters in the Psychology of Education (MEd) covering child, developmental, educational and neuro psychology as well as the psychology of neuro-divergence.

Training programme in Counselling for Domestic Violence and Abuse

Over a decade of experience within mental health, public health and wellbeing for charities, the NHS and a local authority.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Typical fees for individual sessions are £50 for online or telephone sessions and £55 for in-person sessions in Huddersfield or Marsden.

For relationship therapy/couples' counselling, the price per session is £70.

I offer a free 30 minute introductory session where we can talk about what is right for you and talk about what therapy with me would be like. There is no obligation to book a full session after this.

I do offer concessionary prices for those who would not otherwise be able to access counselling. 

10% of standard fees go towards supporting free or subsidised sessions for those who cannot access counselling.

I also welcome additional payments for this purpose. 100% of those additional payments go towards subsidised counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I usually offer in-person sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays and online sessions on Thursdays and Sundays.

I have some flexibility with this, so do contact me for a chat. 

77 Woods Avenue, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6JY

Independence House, Holy Bank Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3HN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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