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Benjamin Selby
Counsellor in Plymouth - Registered 6+ Years

Registered Counsellor Benjamin Selby
Unit 1 Creykes Court, 5 Craigie Drive
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  • Individual 45 - 50 minutes
  • Couple 50 - 50 minutes
49% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays9am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesdays10:30am - 7pm
  • Wednesdays9am - 7pm
  • Thursdays9am - 7pm
  • Fridays9am - 7pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy

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6+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I am Benjamin Selby. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I assist individuals and couples with their mental wellbeing. I hold private and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My interest includes anger, depression and relationship problems, as well as the specific difficulties faced by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment meeting allows you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy may assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Plymouth.


(1 Review)
Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what matter concerning your early years or adulthood you explore. An objective of counselling is to enable you to speak about a problem and discover a way forward which is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover suitable ways of coping.

Thoughts on Mental Health

I think women have less 'face' to lose by seeking therapy. They recognise the value of talking at an emotional level with someone who will hear them, without judgement. Men, on the other hand, I believe still feel that it is weak to discuss that they have emotions, never mind that they've been hurt. Those men seeking therapy are possibly more in touch with their feelings.
Read More: International Men's Day: 40% of RSCPP therapists see an increase in men seeking therapy
In other types of relationships, trust develops slowly, over time, by getting to know people. Take the risk and be rewarded by the richness of understanding and honesty you will get from your therapist, without any form of judgement.
Read More: Establishing trust with your therapist

Qualifications Timeline

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since February 2011)
Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Heartwood Counselling and Training Awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) (UK)
Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Lutterworth (UK)

Benjamin abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

Benjamin Selby has 1 Review (5.00 out of 5 stars)
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Counselling: (1)

Anne gave a review after 6 sessions

09 October 2017

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"He allowed time for us to talk and was very fair and succinct with his comments. For my part I found that I was able to lose anger that was underlying my situation which I didn't really understand I had, and understood a bit better my relationship. Things have improved and it is ongoing work."

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Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Stonehouse, Plymouth, Stoke, Devonport, Morice Town, Mutley, Cremyll, Keyham, Peverell, Lipson, Cattedown, Saint Judes, North Prospect, Beacon Park, Prince Rock, Mannamead, Coxside, Torpoint, Camels Head, Compton

Nearest Train Stations

  • Devonport (0.7 miles)
  • Plymouth (0.8 miles)
  • Dockyard (1.1 miles)
  • Keyham (1.5 miles)
  • St Budeaux Victoria Road (2.5 miles)
  • St Budeaux Ferry Road (3.3 miles)
  • Saltash (3.4 miles)
  • Bere Ferrers (5.6 miles)
  • St Germans (6.8 miles)
  • Bere Alston (8.1 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 27 December 2017