Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

Ben Crawshaw BSc (Hons) MA MBACP

Second Floor
125 Gloucester Road


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About me

You may find yourself coming to therapy with a specific issue you'd like to resolve, or with a desire to work towards a more fulfilling experience of life. Therapy can help clarify what you'd like to achieve and how to get there.

Therapy is ..

Offering a warm and understanding approach, with an emphasis on genuineness and acceptance. Being able to share your distress can help lessen its burden, and allow you fresh perspective on issues you've been struggling with.

I draw from various theoretical approaches to offer you a personal experience of therapy based on your individual needs. I adapt my approach accordingly as your needs change.

I work collaboratively with you, which means I believe you have the necessary resources to allow you to live in a way you want to, but may need some help to connect with them. I will listen closely to you and help you communicate what you would like to be heard. We will work together to understand some of the causes of your difficulties and create strategies that will allow you to live a more fulfilling life.

I can help you explore your patterns of relating to others and work through the areas in your life that may feel inhibited or stuck. I work holistically, which means giving equal importance to your relationship with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual areas of your life.

I work with a wide range of issues, and have specialist interest and experience in the following areas:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Low self-esteem, low mood and depression
  • Relationship and family difficulties
  • Work-related issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Physical illness
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Loneliness and isolation


As well as maintaining a private practice, I've considerable experience in the NHS, in several hospital psychotherapy departments, in primary care (NHS IAPT) and in charitable organisations. I oversaw a therapy service in a large senior school and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team covering four London boroughs in a tier 4 complex needs Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I continue to hold a position in an educational setting, providing therapeutic interventions for young people and parents, psycho-educational and mindfulness groups for practitioners and young people and supervision for trainee therapists.

Who I see

I offer longer term psychotherapy and short term, solution focused counselling for adults. I offer therapeutic interventions for young people aged 12 - 18, and consultation for parents to support you with your child when they are experiencing behavioural and emotional issues.

Young people and parents

If you're a parent exploring the possibility of therapy for your child, I would usually ask to meet you first, for one or two sessions, in order to understand in detail your concerns. This can sometimes be enough to help and set you off in the right direction.

I can further offer to see your child, for an assessment, which involves seeing him or her a few times on their own. Following this, we can think together and discuss options for further therapy, if we jointly consider that it would be helpful, tailored to your family's needs.

I work with a wide range of issues in young people, and have specialist interest and experience in the following areas:

  • Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Anger and behavioural issues at school and home
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Low self-esteem, low mood and depression
  • Self harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulties eating

Training, qualifications & experience

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Psychotherapist

MA Working with Children, Young People and Families; A Psychoanalytic Observational Approach. Tavistock and Portman NHS (Current)

MA Psychological Counselling, Regent's University School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, University of Surrey.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room
  • Therapy Room


I charge £60 per session for adults and £80 for young people and parents.

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

Further information

How to start?

Deciding to begin therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process. Research consistently shows, no matter what other useful things are offered, the effectiveness of therapy rests on the human relationship between client and therapist. It's important for you to find someone you feel comfortable engaging with.

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


My practise is based in the peaceful Queen's Gate conservation area of South Kensington, less than 5 mins walk from Gloucester Road station.

Maps & Directions

London, SW7 4TE

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 information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults