Phil Benge 07786 513973 Phil@benge.org.uk

    As an  experienced ‘Person Centred’ Counsellor, I offer  clients a confidential, safe and secure environment allowing them time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings.

I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counseling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS), and  as such I strictly adhere to the associations professional codes of ethics.059758_logo BACPIMG_0327

Counselling is strictly confidential and as such I will not pass on information without your permission and all records are kept anonymous and locked away.

I can offer ‘face to face’ counselling to individuals, couples or groups as well as ‘telephone counselling’ or ‘Skype’ sessions which is useful if transport or travel is a difficulty.

I have continued my training and professional development by attending numerous workshops and training courses;

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Couples Counselling (dealing with affairs)
  • Couples Counselling (sexual arousal & ageing)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Substance  abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide intervention
  • Restorative justice
  • Counselling adolescents
  • Counselling children
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Counselling via Skype
  • Counselling Supervision

What is Counselling?

My belief is that counselling is similar to trying to complete a jigsaw without the picture – you are able to see the pieces but unable to visualise the completed picture.Puzzle_pieces_partly_complete

Counselling provides an opportunity to share concerns with a skilled listener in a safe confidential environment. This enables you to explore past and present experiences to help you discover new ways to manage any troubling issues.

As youpuzzle_head journey, I will be at your side exploring your world, your concerns and your struggles, helping you to discover new ways to bring stability back into your life.

What happens now?

You can contact me either by phone or email to discuss how counselling may be able to help. If I’m not available then please leave a message and I will return your call before the end of the day.

At our initial meeting we will discuss:jigsaw_wall

  • Your needs and expectations
  • The number of sessions
  • A convenient day and time

Consultations are strictly by appointment as it is not possible to see casual callers. I have rooms in Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Bristol.

Clients are respectfully asked to arrive at the appointed time.

All consultations are for 60 minute sessions and all fees are payable upon attendance.