Ben Douch MBACP

Ben Douch MBACP

65 De Beauvoir Crescent

079034 96992

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65 De Beauvoir Crescent

079034 96992

About me

Hi, I’m Ben, a mindfulness-based integrative therapist - what does that mean?

At the heart of our struggles is often a wish for things to be different. In therapy, we bring awareness to your experience and, without judgement, learn to accept things as they are. This doesn't mean giving up! But rather we loosen the struggle, creating some space to notice the repetitive cycle we can become trapped in. From here, we create room to see the experience more clearly. This allows an opportunity to change your relationship to that which is leading to your struggle, and choose the change you'd like to see. If you wish, we can use mindfulness activities during the session or discuss goals for you outside of our work.

I am particularly interested in working with

  • The development of self-worth, through acceptance and self-compassion, to help those who struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression
  • The complexity of relationship difficulties, whether that be in creating, maintaining, or letting go

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with a foundation degree in counselling and diplomas in therapeutic counselling and relational mindfulness. I have been working as a therapist for more than three years.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. They set the standards, values, and ethical guidelines by which therapists work to.

As part of my therapeutic approach I draw on my experience of Psychodynamic and Person centred theory, Acceptance and commitment therapy, and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

Here are examples of some issues I have worked with:

  • Fear and anxiety, including generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic attacks
  • Sadness and depression, including postnatal depression
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Relationship issues and difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • The end of a relationship, separation and divorce
  • Feeling confused, indecisive, stuck
  • Feeling chaotic, overwhelmed, out of control
  • A sense of un-fulfillment
  • Shame, guilt and anger
  • Feeling suicidal
  • Sexual abuse

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Each session is 50 minutes in duration. Our initial session, which we'll use to find out whether we would like to work together, is £35. Each session after the initial consultation is £50.

I offer a concession rate for counselling students. Please contact me for details.

Further information

If you are interested in finding out more about therapy, have any questions, or would like to book a consultation session, please send me an email or give me a call for a chat.

My therapy room is at my home in De Beauvoir, just to the north-east of central London. It's in zone two on the border of Hackney and Islington, five minutes walk from Haggerston London Overground station which can be easily accessed from Highbury and Islington station. Nearby postcodes include N1, N5, E8, E2, E1 and EC.

Maps & Directions

London, N1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available both daytime and evenings. Please contact me and we can arrange an appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults