Ben Scanlan

Ben Scanlan

Canada Water Studios
Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7BW

St. Saviours House
39-41 Union Street
London
SE1 1SD

07538 577050

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Canada Water Studios
Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7BW

St. Saviours House
39-41 Union Street
London
SE1 1SD

07538 577050

About me

I firmly believe that you're the expert on your life; you've lived the history of it, and have fantasies about the future of it. What psychotherapy does is give you the opportunity to explore your current situation, your current relationships and what it's like for you to be in the world. I work hard to give you the space to really explore through my attention to what you're saying, how you're saying it and how that feels in the room. I'm not the expert, so I don't give prescribed routes forward, rather I offer challenge, empathy, encouragement, tenderness and most importantly space, a space which is different to other spaces in your life.

About me

I have worked in the NHS and in the charity sector providing short and long term therapy. I am also a coach, specialising in working with creative people and helping them communicate in other mediums when under pressure.

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in change management as a project, programme and portfolio professional. I also have over a decade of rugby coaching experience at various levels. I was Chair of Mind in Haringey for several years, providing local mental health support within the borough as part of the Mind Network. I also worked at Maytree, a sanctuary for the suicidal, for a number of years.

I have had many different forms of therapy, including existential psychotherapy and attending a fortnightly men's group.

Expertise

I try to encounter everybody as an individual and look at the whole rather than a label. In the modern world though, categorising things can be helpful and is often done, and as such, I have experience working with clients who've subscribed to the following labels

  • depression
  • suicidal feelings
  • men's issues
  • anxiety
  • sexual abuse
  • anger management issues
  • bereavement, including by suicide
  • relationship issues
  • existential anxiety
  • addiction
  • feeling sad and/or scared
  • women's issues
  • lack of passion

If you have received a diagnosis, or have self-diagnosed, then I'd be interested in exploring what it gives you and how you relate to that label.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained for many years as a psychotherapist at Regent's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, London. At Regent's.

I am a Registered Member (MBACP - registration number 268779) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and have attended a variety of events, including leading on talks and workshops around suicide, masculinity and living in the world. I am regular supervision and maintain professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

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Fees

I offer weekly, fifty-minute sessions for individuals at £65 per session. This can either be face to face or online. I offer a small number of low cost sessions. The first session is £40; this gives you the opportunity to try and to see whether you feel it could be right for you.

For couples I offer sixty-minute sessions at £85 per session. The first session is £55; this gives you both the opportunity to come and use the space and to see whether you feel it could be right for you.

I practice in Canada Water (SE16) and London Bridge (SE1) currently.

Further information

I work both with short term, 8 week contracts, as well as long term and open ended. We can discuss what feels most appropriate in your first session, and what you hope to gain within our relationship.

Endings are an important part of therapy, and you are free to cease at any point. In terms of an open ended contract between us, I suggest that at least four weeks notice is given, ideally more, so we can work towards that and acknowledge what's been done.

Maps & Directions

London, SE16 7BW
London, SE1 1SD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday - Friday 06:00 - 21:00

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
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