Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

The Bonnington Centre
11 Vauxhall Grove
London
SW8 1TD

07868 372557

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About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £60 per session.

I also offer a number of reduced fee places for students and those on low incomes.

Further information

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.

Location

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

London, SW8 1TD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday daytimes.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Families