Tricia Benson

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New Malden, SURREY, KT3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for a counsellor who is non-judgmental and welcoming?

I realise that it is difficult to take that first step to seeking support. I would like to reassure you that I will put you at your ease.

I am a qualified member of the BACP counsellor. I provide counselling for those struggling with coming to terms with their emotional difficulties. Sometimes clients feel isolated and alone with their difficulties, this is not the case because you can reach out and I will endeavour to understand what is going on for you from your perspective. You will be the most important person in the room.

We will work together using both person centred and psychodynamic therapy to explore why you are having challenges in your life now. We always work at your pace and the issues you bring to counselling.

Before becoming a counsellor I worked in education as a teacher and the Head of Special Needs in schools and colleges of further education. I have worked closely with individuals and families to support them on their journey to resolving their challenges in life.

I have lived and worked aboard which has given me an insight into different cultures. I have been a counsellor for Wandsworth Bereavement Service (NHS),  Axa Healthcare, Betterhelp,  Mindworks (Merton) and Age Concern. My clients have ranged from 16- 85.

Why would you choose to come to counselling at this particular moment in your life?

Maybe because you want to talk about your emotional difficulties such as feeling anxious, suffering from low self esteem or depression. I can support you on your journey to feeling better, explore coping strategies and change your view of yourself.

By talking, you will learn to reframe your difficulties and view them  from a different  perspective. Talking alleviates stress and anxiety. As I am an experienced and mature counsellor, you will be able to talk about your concerns in a safe and confidential place. With support, you can explore how to resolve conflicts and lead a more fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons). QTS, Professional Certs in Special Needs. CPD in ASD,ADHD,ADD and MLD.

Training in Trauma 

Certificate in Counselling Skills with particular reference to children and young people.

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Diploma in counselling children and young people

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) - integrative counselling - person-centred and psychodynamic counselling

Level 3 Working with people on the ASD spectrum

Diploma in Attachment Based Counselling (Wimbledon Guild) Level 4. Person centred 

Trained by Wandsworth Bereavement Service in Loss, Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.

Counsellor for Mindworks (Merton)

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.

Enhanced DBS.

I can now offer Solution Focused Therapy. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Anxiously Attached: Understanding and working with Preocccupied Attachment.

Mental Health and the Body: Treating trauma

Disorganised attachment

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

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

A counselling session is 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

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.

My service is open to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity,  culture, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.

New Malden, SURREY, KT3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Home visits are possible for disabled clients and more mature clients.

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