Grace Benson MSc, BPC, MBACP
There is no specific time in life when people turn to therapy, but it is often when significant events such as bereavement, divorce, difficulties in relationships occur or when feelings of anxiety and depression are difficult to understand. We will work together to help you think in a different way about your past and present experiences and how they affect your life today.
The psychodynamic approach is to listen and to help you understand unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking, we will work together to bring about change. This understanding comes through making connections with the past and present and developing a better understanding of ourselves. Together this will allow us to make sense of your difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a professionally qualified psychotherapist, I have worked in a variety of settings in London. Currently I am working in a NHS Primary care service and a Charity counselling service. Previously I worked at Camden Council Educational Service in their Counselling service for Parents and Carers.
I trained at Birkbeck College, London where I graduated with a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor. I abide by the ethical codes of BACP. My experience is of working in both time limited (6-12 sessions) and open ended psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy.
I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, divorce, domestic violence, family conflict, relationship difficulties, self esteem, self-harming, sexuality, sexual abuse, and general counselling issues.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Please contact me for my availability.