Phil Benge

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BACP (accred), NCPS (accred)
Available for new clients
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Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 8EF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As an experienced  'Person Centred'  accredited counsellor with the BACP and NCPS,  I strictly adhere to both codes of ethics. I am also a Psychosexual Therapist adhering to the ethical framework of NAOS & COSRT.

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 video.

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
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Sexology, level 7
  • Level  5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Level 4  Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA101)
  • Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  •  Existential Therapy
  • 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 per session for individual counselling.

£50 per session for couple counselling.

£70 per session for Psychosexual Therapy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available as below

Monday  9.00am -5.00pm 

Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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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