About me

My name is Ryan, I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Sometimes in life, we are faced with difficult times, and we may find it hard to be able to open up and talk about it, we want to talk and be listened to. Working together, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere for you to speak freely and work in the sessions at your own pace.

Counselling can provide a great atmosphere for people to talk to someone who has an impartial view on what is going on in your life, give you the confidence to build up your own support, resolve your problems yourself and get a lot off your chest.

If it's your first time or you haven't worked with a counsellor in a while, it might feel like a scary step, but working together and taking the time to explore what is on your mind and how you are feeling can be a positive step forward towards your goals.

I mainly work with a person centred model, alongside a range of skills and theoretical bases which I can draw upon in order to help adapt the sessions to better suit the client’s needs and what is on their mind.

If you are interested and would like to know more or book a session, feel free to call, text or email me, I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Training, qualifications & experience

I started training in counselling back in 2016, taking my classes with the South Essex College. I graduated and obtained my level 4 diploma in 2020.

In my final two years of training, I have worked with the charity organization Mind, in Thurrock and Brentwood, as part of my training in a volunteer placement position. After graduating and completing my training, I continue to volunteer with them. 

I work as an independent counsellor with the organization Motivated Minds, in Basildon.

Working (and training) with these organizations, I have gained experience working with clients from many different walks of life (men and women of varying ages, races, religions, etc.) going through a wide range of issues and problems they may face (self confidence, depression, anxiety, childhood traumas, loss, etc).

While training, I have primarily worked with clients face-to-face, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, I have had to switch to telephone counselling. I have continued to do so ever since until I feel the time is right to return to face-to-face counselling.

As part of my commitment to my profession, I take regular CPD (which are training and educational courses taken by counsellors on order to further develop and learn new skills and ways to support clients) in order to enhance my practice.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • General issues we face in our day to day lives.
  • Issues/ traumas that derive from childhood.
  • Moving forward with life after a bad experience.
  • Issues that affect men.

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Fees

£35.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are set at £35, each session lasting 50 minutes. My price can be flexible depending on the circumstance.

I do offer a free initial phone consultation, lasting between 15-20 minutes. This serves as a small assessment to find out if we are able to work together. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My available days are Tuesdays (Afternoon- early evening), Thursdays and Fridays. Other days, I'm working with organizations. I do not work weekends.

Further information

I work with adult clients (ages 19 and over). I am not qualified to work with teens and children.

When making contact, you can either call, text or email. If I am not available at the time, I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Face-to-face sessions: Will take place at the address set on the page, in a private room set up comfortably and appropriately for us to work together. Parking is available right outside.

Covid-19 information: Currently, I am operating remotely via telephone (other remote methods if necessary).  Should we decide to work face to face, precautions are made to keep myself and you safe and healthy (hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and face coverings where appropriate).

146 Cumberland Avenue
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 1DY

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Ryan Harber

Ryan Harber