About me


I absolutely believe that one of the bravest things you can do, is to better understand you and your own story. Exploring and better understanding your feelings, thoughts and emotions and how they fit into you and your story will help you live your life on your terms. You completely deserve to live the life you want to live.

I’m Ben and I am just a regular person who will treat you with care, compassion, and without judgement regardless of whatever it might be that is going on in your life. I promise you that I will meet you at a human level, interacting with you as a real person and not an expert.

I want to help you achieve whatever it is that you have set out to.

Considering counselling and contacting a counsellor, can really feel like an intimidating prospect. Consider me a regular person who wants to listen to whatever it is you want to say. I hope you take the plunge and get in touch with me, I’ll put the kettle on ready, oh and your first session is free.

I look forward to speaking to you soon.

 

Rather than a long list of what I will work with, people tend to seek me out for support with depression or anxiety, loss and grief or wanting to better understand themselves. I will work with whatever it might be that is going on in your life. So if that isn’t what I’ve written here, get in touch and we can chat about it.

As such, I do not have a blanket approach that you will need to “fit” into. I work with everybody in a way that is as individual as you are. There are certain elements of how I work that are the same for every client though. That is the dignity, care, compassion and respect that I have and show for all of my clients.

I am not an expert in your life, that is absolutely you. It is my job to provide a safe space for you to really explore and understand what it is that might be going on for you.

I really like to keep things as simple as I can, you talk and I will listen intently to what you tell me. We will work to peel back the layers of your emotions, feelings, and thoughts that might be troubling you. I understand how scary that might seem but I will do my absolute best to make it a revealing and insightful experience for you.

My hope for you is that you find relief from whatever might be troubling you. For some clients, this might happen in just a small number of sessions, for other clients it might take more. I have no minimum or maximum for our time together. I’ll work with you for as long as you want too.

Get in touch, I’ll put the kettle on, we can have a chat and I’ll look forward to speaking to you.

 

As I’ve mentioned before, contemplating therapy or considering contacting a therapist can seem almost too intimidating to even ponder. So at this point, don’t consider me a therapist, instead just consider me a regular person who wants to listen to whatever it is you want to say.

I work with clients face to face, online or on the phone, the choice is yours.

Your first session will be a time for you to get to know me and sound me out to see if you might want for us to work together. As such this session is free and you are under no obligation to book any further sessions with me. It’s a no commitment 50 mins together. I hope you take the plunge and get in touch, I’ll pop the kettle on ready and hopefully I’ll speak to you soon.

I work in an integrative way which means I combine a number of different counselling theories that will hopefully work well with your situation. The basis of my approach is Person Centred and as such I will go with you wherever you wish your session or our work together to go.

I can work with you face to face, I’m based in Stourbridge but also I offer online or telephone counselling so I can work with anybody anywhere in the U.K on that basis.


Alongside my ethical responsibilities, I have 3 core values that underpin my practice –

  1. Simplicity: I do not believe in overcomplicating therapy. In my experience, simplicity is what works best. I’ll listen to you and support you on your journey.
  2. Ethical: underpinning everything I do is my ethical responsibility to my clients, my community and myself. Professionalism in everything I do as a counsellor and outlines how I practice.
  3. Non-judgemental: I take/adopt this approach, to my clients, their circumstances and what they tell me.
    Possibly the most important thing I do. My approach is very much based on responding to a person’s needs. I will not judge you but will accept and respect you and what you tell me, whilst also being honest. I see you as the one who knows what is hurting or troubling you and I will try to facilitate a way of working through this together. I aim to build an honest and trusting relationship, one where you will feel comfortable to discuss and explore whatever is happening in your life.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as a member I observe and abide by their ethical frame work, click the link to view the document.

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