About me

What you can expect: When you first make contact, there will be a free consultation to agree what the main problems are, how many sessions are needed, when and where, and the cost to you.

Where and how?: I have local counselling rooms in Telford and Shrewsbury. I work outdoors. I also work remotely via video or telephone.

How I work I believe that people should control their own lives, so counselling would focus on solutions and outcomes to help you cope with whatever problem you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Who I am: I am a registered BACP Accredited counsellor with nearly 30 years' experience in the helping professions.

BACP Accreditation means that I have been required to demonstrate that I can work effectively after my training.

I have a trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Drama Therapy and working with Children and Young People.

I am also a certified Clinical Supervisor.

My working background is in learning disabilities, mental health, challenging behaviour, workplace support and sexual violence.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Many other specialisms including Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) and Behavioural Management.


From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fees are dependent on income and to be agreed at a free consultation.

Individuals: £55-£65 per hourly session

Supervision: £55-£75 per hourly/1.5 hourly session

Fees payable in advance of session either by bank transfer or cash


Working hours: Monday to Friday 0900h-1700h. Some evenings available dependent on circumstances.

Further information

Concessions available with evidence of eligibility.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

All rooms are accessible via ground floor access and have toilet facilities

Online platforms



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have a number of years' experience as a clinical supervisor and also a wealth of experience as a mentor, line manager, case manager and in personnel development.

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Luke Bench

Luke Bench