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Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

About me

I work with adolescents, young adults and adults who experience a range of emotional difficulties. I offer consultations and brief and long term psychodynamic psychotherapy. If you are interested in working with me, I suggest we have a short initial telephone call to discuss the nature of your concerns. Following this, a consultation where we talk about things in more depth may be recommended. This can be with parents/carers and/or the young person as appropriate.

Psychodynamic therapy can help bring change, even in areas of life that may feel substantially challenging or stuck. Regular sessions create a stable structure and offer time and attention to connect with what happens at a deeper level, so that we are able to understand and work with the underlying reasons that have come together to cause difficulties.

Through generously offering time, attention and thought in this way, it's possible to create authentic change in the areas of your life you'd like to work on, diminishing psychological suffering, improving health and wellbeing and opening up capacity for greater 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


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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I charge £75 per session.

I may be able to offer a concession if you are a key worker, on a low income or a  student. 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?

I am open to new private referrals with some weekday and evening availability. If you're considering working with me, or would like to arrange a consultation, 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.


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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Types of client

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

Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP