Mr Ben Amponsah: Counselling , Psychotherapy
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Mr Ben Amponsah

Counselling, Psychotherapy

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Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

I am a friendly experienced 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.

I have been counselling since 2002 and to date have completed more than 2000 counselling hours.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Counselling, University of Manchester, 2006; Certificate in Coaching, University of Middlesex, 2012; BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Bristol, 1991.

I am currently part way through a Doctoral level qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP).

I am an Integrative Counsellor working with my clients on the best therapeutic approach for the issues that they bring. I mainly use Gerard Egan’s ‘Skilled Helper’ Integrative framework with a humanistic base and strong influence of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Solution Focused approaches. My style is collaborative, encouraging, coaching and supportive whilst having the right amount of challenge where necessary. I am also now trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people manage PTSD.

I am experienced in assisting clients in the following areas: AIDS/HIV, Anxiety and generalised anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, General counselling, Identity problems, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.

Areas of interest

LGBT clients, young people 16-24, Managerial, Armed Forces, Workplace, Refugees/Asylum Seekers. PTSD

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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    Counselling session - (5-50)

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