Patricia Benson

Patricia Benson


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07867904034
Website

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Therapist - King's Lynn

King's Lynn Pe34
07867904034
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Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

As we all face new realities, I currently offer phone and Skype, FaceTime, Zoom counselling sessions.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation so we can decide together if I may be able to help

Appointments are usually Mon - Thursday between 8.30 am- 7.30 pm

Fridays between 9 am and 2.30 pm

I try to accommodate individual needs and circumstances where possible.


About me and my therapy practice

I have provided professional counselling for just over 15 years seeing clients in private practice for 11 years.

The heart of almost all of my professional work has been the commitment to help others, working within the public sector (the prison service as a prison officer for 17 years ). Then within charitable organisations, these include The Matthew Project West Norfolk, The One to One Project King’s Lynn and Dhiverse Cambridgeshire.

I am a registered member of the MBACP and attend regular supervision and my therapy because I believe that it is essential to be open to examining my thoughts, feelings and “blind spots”. Mindful of the value and trust placed within me when someone seeks help or wishes to be listened to and heard.

I am committed to offering provision that is reliable, consistent and available.

During many conversations, one of the most fundamental beliefs that have stayed with me and shaped my counselling is that there is no single best way to have a conversation, we all experience differently.

I also believe the most meaningful way to help others is to be willing to listen and to listen without doing anything else, to be present and ready to hear what can often feel difficult to say. Feeling listened to leaves you feeling less alone, then healing and change can begin.

Practice description

I have a small discrete private practice located in a small village in West Norfolk.

Located just outside King‘s Lynn with easy access to the A17. 


My first session

Exploring if counselling might be helpful usually begins with an initial assessment appointment. Our first meeting is an opportunity to examine if my provision may be beneficial for you, and if I am someone who you feel you can begin to trust and share your concerns. During our first meeting, I will do my best to answer any questions or address any thoughts or concerns you may have.

Finding the right counsellor or therapist for you is essential you are investing your time money and trust in your counselling. Any ethically practising counsellor will welcome any questions you may have about their counselling service.

Sometimes it can feel daunting making that first contact, but it is worth your time emailing or calling a few different counsellors, finding someone you might be able to connect with will give your counselling the best start.


What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, 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