Ben Selby, Registered Accred MBACP

Ben Selby, Registered Accred MBACP

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1 Creykes Court
The Millfields

01752 216989 / 07832 130190

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About me


If you have a problem, I can help to guide you to a better place.

However you’ve come to decide that counselling or psychotherapy is for you, finding the right therapist is a crucial part of the process.

Why me?

My job fascinates me every single day.

Past clients have commented that while I’m patient and thoughtful, I also challenge them in the areas they need.

This balance is hard to achieve, but it’s one I’ve spent many years perfecting. I know how to get the best out of you without rushing. And I make sure that what we achieve together will last, using a carefully planned and appropriate course of therapy.

I hold the new ‘Certificate of Proficiency’ meaning I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Reg. MBACP).

My background

I joined the Royal Navy after school but suffered an accident and needed to be discharged. I spent a lot of time afterwards learning a great deal about myself, human nature and the nature of why we are the way we are.

And so my vocation was unearthed!

I’ve spent many years refining and developing my skills, achieving a 2:1 Honours degree in psychology in the process. I then went on to work for four years as a Brief Therapist, helping people affected by drug and alcohol misuse and dependency issues.

Following this experience, I successfully completed a diploma in counselling and another in psychotherapy. I also trained and qualified as a practitioner of auricular acupuncture and as a practitioner of hypnotherapy.

My total thirteen years in the industry has led me to work with countless individuals and couples, dealing with a wide range of issues. From anxiety to anger, self-esteem to stress, I’ve gained a vast amount of experience that continuously enriches my capabilities. Every case is so unique and that’s what feeds my passion for my job.

What now?

I currently work in the tranquil surroundings of the Millfields, usually during the day but can I can also arrange early morning or evening sessions if this suits you better. I can visit you at home, if you are unable to attend the office and we can even conduct on-line sessions through Skype or Facetime.

My service is totally flexible so we can organise a course of sessions that suits your needs.

I hope you’re intrigued enough to get in touch and find out more about how I can help you.  You can either call me or, if you prefer, send an email.

I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • Practitioner's Certificate in Auricular Acupuncture
  • Practitioner's Certificate in Hypnotherapy

and various other short courses, as part of my continued professional development.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Phobias, etc. through Hypnotherapy and also including pain management and symptom relief for a number of illnesses.


My fees for counselling and psychotherapy currently start at £45 per session for individuals and £55 for couples.

As well as psychotherapy and counselling, I also practice Hypnotherapy, please telephone for more details, as prices may vary.

I accept cash and cheques, but I am also able to take credit and debit card payments, and willing to discuss BACS transfers.

It is my intention to make counselling affordable and accessible to as many people as possible, so please contact me to discuss this further.

Further information

I am currently working in the tranquillity of the Millfields and have early evening availability should you be unavailable through the day. 

There is free parking, and the Millfields is regularly serviced by local buses through Union Street.

I will also do home visits by arrangement. I also use modern technology to provide an on-line service through Skype.

Maps & Directions

Plymouth, PL1 3JB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Available throughout the day, from Monday to Saturday morning, with early morning and early evening appointments also available on weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

As an qualified and experienced supervisor, I recognise that not only is the relationship between the supervisor and supervisee key to the supervisory process, there also needs to be space for the supervisee and the supervisor to explore all aspects of the client work together.

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