About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

Additional information

£45 per session for individual counselling.
£50 per session for couple counselling.

I also offer home visits.

Availability

I am available as below Monday - Friday 9.00am -9.00pm Weekends are available by with prior agreement.

193 Milton Road
Milton
Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset
BS22 8EF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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.

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Phil Benge

Phil Benge