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Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

About me

I'm providing sessions online, via secure video call at the present time. If money is a concern, I'm offering concessions for key workers, anyone on a low income and students.

There are times in all our lives when our emotions feel overwhelming, and we can even become unwell with a mental health problem. Psychoanalytic therapy can help us to better understand ourselves and to work through our difficulties.

Sometimes we don’t understand the beliefs and fears that shape our way of looking at and living in the world, as they have become ingrained and automatic. We can find ourselves repeating destructive behaviours, feeling stuck in unhappy relationships and stunting our emotional, creative and professional development.

Particularly at this time, many are struggling to come to terms with painful experiences of loss and change that can challenge our ability to cope.

At the heart of psychoanalytic therapy is the recognition that our unconscious emotional life is part of being human. Regular sessions provide a stable structure that allows us to connect with and understand what happens for you at a deeper level. By offering greater attention and thought, psychoanalytic therapy can bring about authentic change, even to substantially difficult areas of your life, diminishing suffering and opening up your capacity for fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as maintaining a private practice, I've been employed in several NHS psychotherapy departments, in primary care and in charitable organisations.

I oversaw a therapy service in a large senior school and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary, complex needs Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team, covering four London boroughs. I continue to hold positions in educational settings, providing therapeutic interventions for children, young people and parents, and supervision for trainee therapists.

I've been a mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years and have explored embodiment in a variety of ways. My client work is informed by an awareness of what our bodies tell us about our experience.

Prior to my professional training I studied music.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

I charge £75 per session.

I offer a number of reduced fee daytime sessions for key workers, students and those on low incomes. I usually discuss the possibility of a reduced fee at initial consultation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

What next?

If you're considering working with me, or would like to arrange an initial meeting, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. If I can't be reached immediately, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Location

My practise is based in the peaceful Queen's Gate conservation area of South Kensington, a short walk from Gloucester Road station.

Second Floor
125 Gloucester Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 4TE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP