Trish Benson Integrative counsellor , PE34

I am an experienced and professionally qualified therapeutic counsellor working in the Kings Lynn - West Norfolk area.
Providing counselling for just over 15 years, seeing clients privately for 11 years. I have helped with a range of issues offering both short term or long term counselling.


My previous professional work has always involved helping others, working within the public sector (the prison service as a prison officer for 17 years) and then charitable organisations The Matthew Project West Norfolk, The One to One Project King's Lynn and Dhiverse Cambridgeshire.


How might counselling help


Sometimes life events or change can bring to the surface issues that have been around for some time. Thoughts and feelings often kept within us for many for different reasons. This can leave us feeling invisible, trapped or isolated. Counselling offers a conversation, space to reflect a place to speak what might feel unspeakable.


When we are listened to without expectation or judgement, it can leave us feeling less burdened, and over time we can begin to consider circumstances and situations in other ways. It’s this insight and awareness that can help us live the life we would like.


Next Step

Usually we begin by arranging an initial meeting this will enable us both to decide whether we would like to work together. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and able to trust. Should we decide together that I am able to offer something which feels beneficial, we would arrange to meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis, usually on a regular day with a specific time slot. However, I’m mindful that life has commitments and restraints so I will do my best to accommodate these realties.


There is no obligation to return after our initial consultation, you may decide to look elsewhere with a view to finding the person and the type of therapy or counselling that feels right for you.


Training and qualifications

  • Group Facilitation - The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) London 2016 -2018
  • BACP Professional Certificate of Proficiency (CoP ) 2010
  • Level 4 Post Grad Adv.Dip Therapeutic Counselling 2004 - 2006
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies 2006;
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills 2006;
  • Certificate in Bereavement 2006,
  • Leading Structured Groups 2006 (Group Facilitator HMP Service)
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills 2005; Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Prison officer within the Prison Service a, Group Facilitator and Staff care team support.
  • Drugs Support worker for the Matthew Project charity within Norfolk.
  • Support worker for DHIVERSE a Cambridge based sexual health charity
  • Counselling for 10 years with a local community counselling charity - helping people with distressing difficulties -  OCD, Generalised Anxiety, Depression, Grief Loss and Bereavement, Relationship Breakdowns, Sexual emotional and physical abuse. Eating Disorders.


We usually begin with an initial assessment appointment which is an opportunity to explore if counselling maybe helpful for you and if I am someone you feel you can talk openly to. During our first meeting I will do my best to answer any questions or address any thoughts or concerns you may have. 

Individual sessions £40.00p - 50 min appointment

Couple work £55.00p - 75 min appointment

I offer some concessions / reduced fee places please contact me to discuss and we can agree fees together. I’m mindful that each person I support is unique with their own life and money commitments and so it is important that the counselling I provide is manageable for you it helps us give your support the best start. 


Types of therapy:
Integrative Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnxietyBereavementCouple relationshipsDepressionInterpersonal relationships

Has availability Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneOn video Client groups:
AdultCouples Member organisations:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Trish Benson Counselling
Terrington st Clements
King’s Lynn
PE34 4NT