Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP
I bring natural warmth and curiosity to my work as a therapist. I am passionate about offering a space in which my clients feel safe to explore what challenges them, and to connect to resources that allow healing and growth.
You may find yourself coming to therapy feeling distressed, unhappy or confused. I offer the opportunity to begin making sense of your thoughts and feelings, through an exploration of your circumstances that feels safe and manageable. Therapy can be an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process that encourages you to open up possibility, even when life feels stuck. Therapy may also be a time to begin facing up to parts of our lives and ourselves that have previously felt too painful to think about and understand.
I am interested in how our early experiences of family and relationships influence our ability to cope with life later on. We may repeat early patterns of relating, and of protecting ourselves, even when they are no longer helpful and may even maintain our current problems. Through understanding these patterns and how they are limiting us, it is possible to begin making choices that can help us lead a more fulfilling life.
I completed a training in Psychological Counselling (MA) at Regent's University, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. During my MA, I conducted research into the emotional and developmental needs of young people.
In addition to private practice, I hold a part time position in an educational setting, working with young people and families.
I have previously been employed in a variety of mental health settings, in the NHS, and in charitable organisations, working with adults, young people and families.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychological Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £60 per session.
I also offer a number of reduced fee places for students and those on low incomes.
How to Begin?
Deciding to begin therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process. It may be necessary for you to meet several before finding someone you feel comfortable with. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange an initial consultation, please feel free to contact me by email or phone. If I don't answer immediately, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
I practise from a room in the Bonnington Centre, which offers a welcoming, community feel and a comfortable and confidential space.The centre is based in peaceful, leafy Vauxhall Grove, 5 - 10 mins walk from Vauxhall interchange station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday daytimes.
Types of client