Luke Bench, Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
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 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.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Many other specialisms including Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression) and Behavioural Management.
Fees are dependent on income and to be agreed at a free consultation.
Individuals: £45-£65 per hourly session
Supervision: £45-£75 per hourly/1.5 hourly session
Fees payable in advance of session either by bank transfer or cash
Concessions offered for
Working hours: Monday to Friday 0900h-1700h. Some evenings available dependent on circumstances.
Concessions available with evidence of eligibility.