Natasha Benjamin Dip Couns. Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Hi If you have reached this point in reading this profile I want you to know, that I understand that feeling Anxious, sad, confused can be exhausting to live with. So I am sending you a smile, one of the few free things that can make a difference. You may not feel like smiling but that is fine.
The first step can be hard , but you have done it. I went through the same process myself within my counselling training , not knowing what to expect and feeling a sense of fear Embarrassed to explore my concerns with someone I did not know.
So a bit about me. Before I trained to be a Counsellor I qualified and worked as a Nursery Nurse with babies and young children. I went on to develop further skills and experience by volunteering my time With Home start Essex over a 9 year period within their Family support/ Befriending service. Through doing these roles I became interested in the many varied influences and experiences we have in life. How these life events or experiences can leave you with feelings you may not understand . This can affect us psychologically and the resulting effect is our Emotional health . Which can then influence our thought processes and behaviours .
This ignited my interest in counselling.
I then continued to gain trainee hours by working in a Women's Centre affiliated with a Women's Refuge, where I continued once qualified. This then lead on to me having a Involvement and working with Home start Essex Pilot Counselling service. Currently I work privately and within a Domestic abuse charity. This Has increased my understanding and experience of helping clients explore many concerns due to the challenges that present for the women and children within A abusive relationship and family. And my clients who have never felt safe to share their story.
This is why I feel it is Important to offer a service where you feel heard and understood
I feel passionately about every individual being able to find their voice , to not be ashamed of their feelings and to feel listened to.
All clients are welcome. I am very happy to work with Trainee students of Counselling.
I look forward to meeting you.
HOW CAN I HELP ?
I can help you with your Anxiety, Depression, Work Related stress, Abuse, Family concerns , Self esteem/Body Image concerns, Bereavement and with Disability concerns and Self harm..
I offer counselling in the home for Mother's experiencing Post Natal Depression , or those with Disabilities.
Also I offer Talking and Walking Therapy for those who want to Incorporate their Physical with their Emotional needs.
I feel it is Important that people are able to access therapy even if they can not get to the Therapy room or find the Therapy room intimidating .
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
When you first call me we will have a 20 minute Initial telephone consultation , to get a brief outline of your concerns to establish if we can mutually work together.
This phone call is your opportunity to ask questions regarding the work we will do together.
We will then mutually agree a time and day to meet for a session.
How do I work.?
I trained in integrative Therapy which means I do not work in one particular style for every client.
This means I take influence from different theories and negotiate with each Individual client your concerns and a way of working together which suits you.
I offer a space Weekly for 50 minutes, which enables my clients to explore their concerns in a Confidential, Empathetic Relaxing space.
My belief is that you know the answers , the therapy will be facilitated so that you can gain a greater understanding of your emotional triggers, self and behaviour so you can find a way to move forward to a more fulfilling life.
How to contact?
You can call me on 07540774667 or by Email email@example.com or through the counselling directory send message facility.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Gangsline Training Understanding Street Gangs Sept 2017
- BACP Certificate of proficiency July 2015
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling July 2013
- Level 3 certificate in Counselling Studies July 2011
- Level 2 certificate on Counselling Skills July 2010
- Piece by Piece Recovery Working with Obesity, looking at food
- Addiction/Binge Eating Disorder. March 2015
- Basildon Women's Aid Community Awareness Training. Nov 2010 & Feb 2012
- Home- start Basildon District Preparation course Training Nov 2010
- NNEB in Nursery Nursing July 1994
- Online Future learn Maintaining a Mindful life
- Ava Project Against Violence and Abuse Training
- Why Doesn't she leave? An Intimate look inside a abusive relationship
- Minds Matter Awakening Employee well being
- Therapy for life A Evening with Carole Francis -Smith
- Assessing Risk learning to talk about suicide
- Harley street Psychology Practice , Working towards Independence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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My fees are £ 40.00 per 50 minute session week daytime and £ 45.00 for evenings from 5pm and £50.00 for Saturday sessions.
For couple sessions I charge £50 weekday , £55.00 evenings from 5pm and £60.00 for Saturday daytime .
This applies to Walk and Talk Therapy which I offer if desired, this service is only offered in the daytime.
I need to be given 48 hours cancellation notice . You will have to pay for this session, If we can not come up with a mutually agreeable rearranged time within that week.
For further information about how I work and the counselling process, please feel free to take a look at my website.
Theessexcounsellor.co.uk this is currently being updated and will be active soon.
I am a member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have full indemnity Insurance and DBS checked and attend regular supervision and ongoing development with workshops.
The premises for therapy have great transport links with Billericay station 7 minutes walk to location. . There is also the Number 100 bus which stops in Billericay High street making the location 8 minutes away .There is also adequate parking nearby down the next street Highlands Grove.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
7 minutes Walk from Billericay Train station. Also bus route near location which is 8 minutes walk from billericay high street. The number 100 bus stops in billericay .
I can offer Monday 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday 2 pm - 6 pm and Friday 10 am -6 pm appointments along with Saturday availability 10 am -2 pm Also Availability for Walk and Talk Therapy.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|