Tricia Benson BA(Hons) MBACP
My name is Tricia Benson. I am a qualified Attachment Based Counsellor registered with, The BACP. Taking the first steps to ask for help can be daunting, but you will find I can provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can express yourself.
I have over thirty years of experience working in schools, colleges and educational units. During this time I have worked with families and young people. As a Head of Special Needs I have acquired skills which complement those of a counsellor.
I can offer person-centred counselling which focuses on how you perceive yourself. Together we will work towards developing your full potential and achieving mental well being. For whatever reason, this ability may be distorted or blocked.
I prefer face to face counselling and can offer both long and short term depending on your individual needs. Each person is unique. as we work together, you can decide how long the process can take.
I can provide a safe, warm, non-judgemental and confidential environment where you will be able to explore and express your feelings. It is important that we build a therapeutic relationship in which you feel you can change and grow.
Healing takes time, be gentle with yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons). QTS, Professional Certs in Special Needs. CPD in ASD,ADHD,ADD and MLD.
Levels 2/3 Counselling Skills with particular reference to children and young people.
Diploma in counselling children and young people.
Diploma in Attachment Based Counselling (Wimbledon Guild)
Trained by Wandsworth Bereavement Service in Loss, Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.
Member of BACP.
Counselling for Staywell (previously Age Concern).
Counselling for Wandsworth Bereavement Service (NHS).
Diploma in Depression
Volunteer for, The Princess Alice Hospice.
CPD - Trauma and the body
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self - Harm
Working with Shame
Certificate in telephone and online counselling.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiously Attached: Understanding and working with Preocccupied Attachment.
Mental Health and the Body: Treating trauma
£50.00 per session
A counselling session is 50 minutes.
Students and trainees will receive a reduced rate.
Free parking outside my practice.
Five minutes walk from New Malden Station and bus stops.
I am very flexible and will try to accommodate you when we are both available for sessions.