Ben Cowlin MSc MBACP (Accred)
I am a professionally qualified psychodynamic counsellor experienced in working with a wide range of emotional and personal issues such as depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
I offer an initial assessment session so we can talk about your reasons for seeking support and then offer weekly 50-minute sessions on an on-going basis.
Psychodynamic counselling provides a safe non-judgemental space for you to talk about your difficulties and how experiences from the past can impact on the present. Working with a counsellor can help you to develop a better understanding of your feelings and patterns of behaviour.
My consulting room is based in Streatham and is easily accessible by public transport (Streatham and Streatham Common train stations, 109/ 250/ 50 bus ) and car.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Birkbeck, University of London and have an MSc. in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy in addition to a Certificate of HE in Counselling and Counselling Skills.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and follow their Ethical Framework.
I work as an NHS counsellor in addition to working in private practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session
I also offer low-cost sessions for people on limited incomes.