Ben Gross

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Street BA6 & Bristol BS3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer counselling for young people and adults and supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.

I have a private therapy and supervision practice in Somerset, near Street,  and in Muswell Hill, London and also work online and on the telephone.

The approach I use is based on my training in Psychodynamic Counselling, a talking therapy which centres on forming a trusting relationship.  I provide a safe space for you to express your thoughts and explore feelings openly.  Change takes place as together we experience the repeating patterns in relationships and reflect on underlying dynamics which are present.  I help you make links between what you say and do in your sessions with me and the way you experience your life and the people in it.  By doing this I help you to become more aware of your inner world which leads to positive changes in your life.

I offer the opportunity to learn and use Mindfulness in our sessions.  Mindfulness can help you accept and manage how you are feeling in an open and realistic way, and improve the way you act in stressful situations.  It can help you to become more able to respond in a conscious manner, rather than to react without thinking. Clients have told me that Mindfulness practice brings about peacefulness, kindness and happiness. It is particularly effective in supporting you if you are suffering depression, stress or anxiety.

If you’re considering counselling for your child it’s important to find a therapist who can understand the unique needs of your child.  I've worked as a playworker, teacher over the past 30 years and have over 13 years experience working in specialist and mainstream infant, primary and secondary schools as a School Counsellor and Play Therapist. As a result, I am skilled and experienced at forming trusting and caring relationships with young people. I employ a number of specific techniques to help children and young people connect with me including dialogue, imaginative play, small-world play, music and other artistic self-expression.

If you would like discuss your needs and start to explore the possibility of counselling, please do contact me for an initial conversation. I also provide consultations for parents and school staff if you would like to reflect on a challenging situation you are facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents from Birkbeck College, University of London and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have a Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision from the Terapia Centre.

I work with clients privately, supporting young people, families, couples and adults.  Between 2018 and 2020 I was a Lecturer on the Counselling course at the University of Greenwich and wrote our Ecotherapy unit.  I have over 13 years experience working in specialist and mainstream infant, primary and secondary schools as a School Counsellor and Play Therapist.  I am a qualified teacher as well as being a therapist. I have recently taught children on the autistic spectrum and am experienced at providing counselling for young people with ASD. I produce personal development retreats for young adults (aged 18-30).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists (specialising in those working with children and young people).

Counselling for adults

Counselling for children and young people

Peer Support training for Schools; Buddy Systems, Peer Mediation and Peer Mentoring.

Mindfulness programmes for schools

Consultation for Parents

Consultation for School Staff


£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Therapy is £70 per 50 minute hour - although this is negotiable according to varying circumstances.

Fees are the same for supervision and therapy. 

I offer 50-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute supervision sessions, weekly, fortnightly or monthly according to your requirements.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have appointments available on weekdays and evenings

Butleigh, Street, Somerset, BA6

The Practice Rooms, 226 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JD

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

DBS check

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I am experienced in online counselling using Zoom and also telephone counselling..

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a qualified Integrative Supervisor, and specialise in the supervision of therapeutic work with children and adolescents. 

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