Steve Benton

CBT therapist


Steve’s cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) work is underpinned by humanistic values and principles, having counselling as his core profession. He works collaboratively with the client to develop a mutual understanding of how to overcome the presenting problem and find solutions to ameliorate mental ill health. His clients are encouraged to determine their goals and together, a treatment plan and formulation are developed to reach them. At the same time, consideration is given to relapse prevention.

Position at Priory

CBT therapist/counsellor

Steve previously worked at Priory full time for two and a half years and has recently returned to provide sessional work for one half day per week. His professional bodies are the BACP and BABCP.


Steve worked with children and adolescents whilst qualifying as a counsellor working in charity settings and comprehensive schools. Later, he worked with adults for the Department for Work and Pensions whilst completing his CBT training. Using his CBT skills, he also received training from Gordon House, a major provider of therapy for gambling addiction.

Steve received extensive and ongoing training whilst working for Combat Stress to help military veterans suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


  • BTEC Level 5 HNC Certificate in Counselling – Dudley College 2007
  • CPCAB Certificate in counselling skills – Dudley College 2005
  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT – University of Birmingham 2009