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Tricia Benson BA(Hons) MBACP

New Malden, SURREY, KT3 02089495581 02089495581 07510917998 07510917998

About me

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.

Enhanced DBS.

CPD - Trauma and the body

Disorganised attachment

Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self - Harm

Working with Shame

Certificate in telephone and online counselling.

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

CPD

Anxiously Attached: Understanding and working with Preocccupied Attachment.

Mental Health and the Body: Treating trauma

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

A counselling session is 50 minutes.

Students and trainees will receive a reduced rate.

Further information

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.

New Malden
SURREY
KT3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Home visits are possible for disabled clients

Availability

I am very flexible and will try to agree a mutually convenient time for a session with the client.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Tricia Benson BA(Hons) MBACP

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