Ben Douch

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FD (Open), MBACP - experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, N1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Ben - I am an Integrative Therapist with nearly ten years experience.

I want to help you create the change you’d like to see in your life.

You might be going through a difficult experience right now, or want to explore more deeply your personal history, habits and behaviours. Perhaps you need support with taking that next big step in your life, or have been feeling stuck for what seems like forever.

My intention for our therapy is for you to feel more in control of your life and better equipped to manage it.

With me you’ll experience a space where you can be just you. A space in which we‘ll bring more self-awareness to what’s holding you back, delving into your stories and experiences, peeling back long held limiting beliefs. We might focus on cultivating positive emotions, building new habits, or processing trauma.

I’m an integrative therapist which means we’ll tailor the therapy to best support your unique needs.

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

Where do the sessions take place?

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.

For those who wish to work with me via online therapy, we’ll connect using the secure communication platform Zoom.

I am a meditation teacher

You can also find me on the #1 meditation and sleep app, Insight Timer. Here you can listen to content I've created, including breathing meditations and talks about discovering your true self and compassion.

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You may also wish to checkout my Instagram page to get more of a sense of who I am, and for useful reflections, tips and tools related to mental health:

What happens next?

If you are interested in finding out more about therapy, have any questions, or would like to book a consultation session, please click here to send me an email or give me a call for a chat on: 07903 496992

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 eight 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
  • Health anxiety
  • Sadness and depression, including postnatal depression
  • Isolation, uncertainty, and the loss of routine
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Health anxiety
  • 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-fulfilment
  • Shame, guilt and anger
  • Feeling suicidal
  • Sexual abuse

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

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 £50 (for online therapy via video-call and face-to-face).

Each session after the initial consultation is £80 (for online therapy via video-call and face-to-face).

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working hours are roughly 9am-5pm,  please do get in touch for my current availability.

65 De Beauvoir Crescent, London, N1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online therapy available for those unable to attend in-person.

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