David Benjamin

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Thornaby-on-Tees, TS17 6DE
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is David Benjamin. I am a fully qualified therapist and supervisor. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). One size certainly does not fit all, we are unique individuals. I offer confidential one to one counselling for issues including anxiety and trauma.

I use Eye Movement Dissociation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for dealing with trauma.

As an adopted adult, I've experienced my own attachment issues that come with this and would love to work with you on your journey if you are searching for birth family or trying to make sense of your identity and place in the world. Us adoptees have had a very unique experience and I've found that talking with someone who has experienced this themselves is a powerful thing. 

I have  worked in the chemical industry for many years before becoming a therapist and understand the pressures involved in this area of work, several engineering companies use me to work with their staff.

I will ensure you feel welcome and safe as we work together.

Contact me by email or phone and we can discuss your requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA in Counselling

Qualified Supervisor through 'Reflections Counselling and Training Ltd'

EMDR Practitioner training

Level 2 & 3 Counselling

Attachment Matters (Nancy Maillie)

Healing the Inner Child (Nancy Maillie)

Enhanced DBS check

I have substantial experience working with adults and young people.

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

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per hourly session.

£65 per one and a half hour session. (EMDR is usually 1.5 hours).

Payment by bank transfer at least 24 hours before the first session. Cash or bank transfer for subsequent sessions.

Cancellation policy of 24 hours prior to session applies. We will discuss all of this in the first session.

When I work

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Richmond House Business Centre, George Street, Thornaby-on-Tees, TS17 6DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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In person

Trauma informed qualified supervisor

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David Benjamin
David Benjamin