About me

My name is Shelley, I am in my early 40’s, a married mum of 1. I run Little Lounge Counselling, which is a warm, confidential, safe and non-judgement space, in which you are free to be yourself and talk at your own pace. There are no expectations or judgements, just room for you to be you - your space.

I work with many issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, confidence, anger, and many other issues that affect ALL of us.

I also love working with children and seeing them grow & blossom when they have a safe space to explore how they feel.

I understand seeking help from someone can feel daunting. It takes a lot of strength to make this first step into seeking help with a new person in order to share and explore your concerns.

I believe that going to a Counsellor or Therapist when you are felling sad or overwhelmed should be as normal as going to the Mechanic when a warning light flashes up on your car.

I am Humanist/Person Centred Counsellor and use other modalities in my practise to help you tackle your challenges and feel better & more confident.

I started my working career as a hairdresser, which is where I first found my love of helping people feel better about themselves. It helped me realise that assisting people to manage their life is where my passion lies and so I studied personal development for many years and then retrained as a counsellor.

I feel that working so closely with people of all varying ages, experiencing all manners of life's difficulties, plus my own personal life experiences, for so many years has given me an understanding and deep empathy for how many grey areas there are in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills-2012-Certificate

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF)-2013-Certificate

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF)-2014-Certificate

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling-2019-Certificate

Transactional Analysis 101-2018-Certificate

Place2Be Volunteer Counsellor Introduction & Safeguarding Training-2017-Certificate of Attendance

Place2Be Volunteer Introductory Workshop-2017-Certificate of Attendance

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Course-2018-no Certificate

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Counselling £40 for 50 minutes

Children under 12 years £25 for 50 minutes

Students £30 for 50 minutes

Couples £70 for 50 minutes


Free 15minutes chat, to see if I am some one you would like to work with.

Tuesday-Friday 11-8pm

Saturday 9-12pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages


Shelley Benson

Shelley Benson