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About

Ben Garner

Pluralistic counsellor, a registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

Hi, my name is Ben. I am a pluralistic counsellor, a registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and I offer in person, online and telephone counselling.

I can fully appreciate that finding a counsellor can be a rather daunting process, with the sheer amount of different options out there, the uncertainty about what counselling can offer and the time and financial obligations involved. Having been a client myself, I can certainly relate to any apprehension you might be feeling.

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Much of my experience to date has been in supporting those with drug and alcohol dependency. As a result, I have worked with a wide range of issues, including;

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Bereavement

  • Workplace unhappiness

  • Relationship break ups

Although my approach is based in psychodynamic and humanistic ideas, the focus will be on ensuring you gain as much from this experience as possible. Counselling is a collaborative process, with the direction of travel and the number of sessions required adapting to your needs.

As your counsellor you will quickly find I am an honest and open person, who has a great passion for this work. I put a particular importance on building trust and providing an environment where even the most difficult of subjects can be discussed without judgement or prejudice.

A priority for me is that I want you to feel comfortable, as this will aid in understanding you as an individual, your thoughts, emotions and experiences and how this has moulded you into the person you are today.

The aim is not just to provide you with the space to explore your own emotions and feelings, although this is very important, but to also help you develop a better understanding of yourself. In exploring your individuality, our focus together will be on discovering what is fulfilling and purposeful for you, whilst also finding new ways to process and address the challenges life can bring our way. This process should provide you with something sustainable that will aid you in moving forward, be that emotionally or spiritually.

My own counselling experience came after becoming disillusioned at both a personal and professional level and this process became a major contributing factor in helping me implement change in my life. My goal has become to provide others with the same opportunity, with the right environment to discover who they are and to reach their true potential.

If you think I can be of help to you please do not hesitate to reach out. You can contact me by email on bengarner.counselling@gmail.com or via the phone on 07463644230.

Sessions are priced at £50, with each running for 60 minutes. I currently have slots available from 12pm to 8pm Monday to Friday.

I do also offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your situation before you attend your first session and for you to ask any questions you might have.

Thank you for taking time to read my page.

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