Ben Dustin - Counsellor and Psychotherapist. MSc, CTA, MBACP
Hello and welcome. I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 8 years' experience helping people (including couples) work through and overcome a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, obsessions, sex and relationship difficulties, low confidence/self-worth/self-esteem, loneliness or any other issue causing suffering and stopping them enjoying life and achieving their highest potential. I’ll work with you so that together we can explore and understand the causes of your difficulty or unhappiness, so that we can help you empower yourself to find happier and more fulfilling ways of being, and make the changes you want to see in yourself, your relationships, and your life.
Although we can’t meet in person at this time, I can still offer you the same support and help online, providing you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to work through your problems with a trusted professional.
If you would like to know more about how I can help you, please contact me via text, telephone or email for a free phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
How I work
We all experience pain and difficulty in our lives, but this is often made worse by thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others, relationships, and life in general which cause emotional suffering. I'll help you explore these assumptions and beliefs and their origins, so that together we can help you find healthier and more positive alternatives, leading to greater relationships, wellbeing and enjoyment of life. I'll also provide you with a safe and supportive environment in which you can feel, understand and heal from your pain.
I use Transactional Analysis (TA) to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationship patterns in a way similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), building a strong therapeutic relationship to find a way of working suited to your individual needs, also using mindfulness to help you become aware of your thoughts and connect with your feelings.
I work on a short and long-term basis with individuals and couples online.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc (Masters Degree) in TA Psychotherapy
- Certified Transactional Analyst
- Clinical Diploma in TA Psychotherapy
- Diploma in TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Registered Member (Reg. No. 266516) of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have over 8 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples, including to individuals at London branches of the charities Mind and Age UK, and as a volunteer listener helping callers in despair and distress at the Samaritans.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Older people, couples, relationship and marital difficulties
My fee is £60 per session for individuals or £70 for couples.