Tricia Benson BA(Hons) MBACP
Are you looking for a counsellor who is non-judgemental and welcoming?
I realise that it is difficult to take that first step to seeking support.
That is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your life challenges and difficulties to see if we would be able to work together.
My background is in education. I have worked in as a Head of Special Needs for many years. During this time I have supported young people and their families with their challenges ensuring that they receive support from CAMHS and Educational Psychological Services.
Why would you chose to come to counselling at this particular moment in your life?
Counselling is not just improving your emotional health, it is also about improving your communication and interpersonal skills, coming to a greater self-acceptance and improving your self-esteem. Learning to express yourself better, manage your emotions, and find relief from anxiety and low mood are key.
By talking, you will learn to develop a different perspective on problems and challenges in your life. As I am an experienced and mature counsellor, you will be able to talk about your concerns and anxieties in a safe and confidential place. With support, you can explore how to resolve conflicts and lead a more fulfilling life.
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 Level 4 in Attachment Based Counselling (Wimbledon Guild)
Trained by Wandsworth Bereavement Service in Loss, Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.
Diploma in Depression.
Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Member of BACP.
Counselling for Staywell (previously Age Concern).
Counselling for Wandsworth Bereavement Service (NHS).
Diploma in Depression.
Volunteer for, The Princess Alice Hospice.
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
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.
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
Dealing with Distress - working with suicide and self harm
Working with shame
Certificate in working with telephone and online counselling
Commitment and Acceptance Therapy
Panic Attacks - supporting a client who is experiencing panic attacks
£25.00 per session
A counselling session is 50 minutes.
Students, key workers,mature clients and trainees will receive a reduced rate.
Concessions offered for
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.