About me

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked in the field of mental health for over 35 years. I providing a wide range of psychological interventions. I work with both individuals and couples.

I also provide clinical supervision to both students in training and qualified therapists and work as a clinical  supervisor for other counselling services.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked for 38 years for the Local NHS mental health service before setting up in private practice, my qualifications are:-
Post graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. (University of Birmingham).
Post graduate Diploma in integrative Psychotherapy. ( University of Central England, now Birmingham City University).
Post graduate certificate in Clinical Supervision. (University of Derby).
Qualified Mental Health Nurse.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

For Therapy sessions £48 per 55 minute session.

For Clinical Supervision £40 per hour.

Some concessionary rate available.


Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 to 1:00 p.m.

5 While Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1ND

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to both students and qualified staff, I have contracts with a number of counselling services.

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Richard Benton

Richard Benton