Phil Benge BACP (accred), NCS (accred)
As an experienced 'Person Centred' accredited counsellor with the BACP and I strictly adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
I feel the relationship between counsellor and client is key and so I offer a safe, confidential environment, led by you, the client, and as such will not judge or offer advice but will listen, explore and reflect back what I hear, see and feel, giving you space and time to discover your own resolution.
I work with individuals, couples, groups, organisations with both adults and young people. Clients may be self-referred, via GP, occupational health, insurance companies or EAP (Employee Assisted Program).
I can also offer counselling via telephone or Skype.
If you would like to know more about me or the counselling process then please feel free to contact me via my mobile or email and I will more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience and training covers a wide spectrum of presenting issues and I have worked with bereavement, and drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bullying, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, sex & intimacy and eating disorders.
Although I am a 'Person Centred' counsellor I do use Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Inner Child work, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and creative counselling – all of which are underpinned from my core practice.
Foundation Degree in Counselling - Bath Spa University
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Intermediate - Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
BACP Certificate of Registration.
Certificate in Telephone counselling
Certificate in Eating Disorders
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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£45 per session for individual counselling.
£50 per session for couple counselling.
I also offer home visits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available as below Monday - Friday 9.00am -9.00pm Weekends are available by with prior agreement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As an integrative Supervisor I provide a nuturing, encouraging, creative and safe space where you can reflect, replenish, develop, grow and challenge your therapeutic work. .