Ben Dustin (Dip. Couns., Reg. MBACP) - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hello and welcome to my profile. Seeking help can be daunting, particularly as you may not fully understand what is making you unhappy. I provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and couples to explore their difficulties, whether they be anxiety, stress, depression, obsessions, sex and relationship difficulties, low confidence/self-worth/self-esteem, or any other issue which is causing suffering. I work collaboratively, building a safe and trusting relationship in which we can understand your difficulties, their meaning for you and their impact on your life, as well as helping you decide what you want from counselling or therapy.
How I work
We all experience difficulties in our lives, often made worse by assumptions and beliefs about ourselves, others, relationships, and life in general which cause emotional suffering. I'll help you explore these assumptions and beliefs, so that together we can help you find healthier and more positive alternatives, leading to greater peace and happiness.
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 connect with your feelings and heal emotional pain.
I work on a short and long-term basis with individuals and couples at the Awareness Centre in Tooting, London SW4 and SW17.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute and am a registered member (Reg. No. 266516) of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have over 6 years experience of providing counselling and therapy to individuals and couples, including providing counselling 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. I am currently in the final year of a Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (in TA training as a transactional analyst).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Types of client