Ben Amponsah

Ben Amponsah

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
0161 826 9478

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Therapist - MANCHESTER

0161 826 9478
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a friendly experienced (16 years and counting) BACP Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Psychologist (in Training) who operates from a fully serviced office close to Manchester's Piccadilly Station. I have, since I was very young, been interested in what makes people tick and that is why I chose Psychology as my first degree. After a stint as an Army Officer and then a Recruitment Consultant I landed back in the world of counselling and psychology by joining an Employee Assistance Work based counselling organisation. I worked in that industry for over 13 years before branching out as a private practitioner, having gained my counselling qualifications many years earlier.

My main areas of speciality have traditionally been counselling in the LGBT, Human Rights (with victims of torture/serious trauma) and Workplace arenas but I have counselled outside of these with young people and Groups as well. As well as my main counselling qualifications I am now also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) qualified and this is a particularly good NICE recommended therapy for PTSD and trauma.

Always happy to have a free initial consultation/assessment to see whether we are a fit and then take things from there.

What I can help with

Addictions, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, EMDR, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited