Dr Ben Mead
Hello, welcome to my page. My name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor. I aim to help those who are struggling with low mood, anxiety and relationship difficulties / break-ups. During these difficult times, I've increased the number of video/telephone calls I offer. These calls are secure and encrypted so you can be assured your appointment remains private. Any queries about what this means, please just ask.
I tailor treatment to my client: although I specialise in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also incorporate Counselling approaches, Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness based CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) if, together, we feel they could be of benefit. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to):
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Relationship difficulties (including break-ups)
- Social anxiety
- Sleep difficulties
- Work/exam stress
I practise out of two locations in Guildford and also run a clinic in Basingstoke.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information; I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
I am an approved specialist provider with most of the leading health insurance companies, but equally able to see you if you will be self-funding.
Further details are also available on my website: www.drbenjmead.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been employed in the NHS as a psychologist providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and other therapies since 2005.
My qualifications and professional registrations are listed below:
* Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Number: PYL26204
* British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow - Number: 193491
* British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist - Number: 110510
* BPS Accredited Clinical Doctorate Clinical Psychology - University of Surrey Guildford (UK)
* PGDip Psychological Interventions - CBT - Pass with Distinction - University of Surrey Guildford (UK)
* EMDR Practitioner Training - ALL Parts (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) - Approved by EMDR Europe Association and EMDR International Association
* BSc (Hons) Psychology - 1st Class - University of Bristol (UK)
I have also undergone extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness as well as regularly attending workshops focusing on specific conditions to ensure I’m giving you the most up to date treatment for your difficulty.
I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Standards of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110.00 per session
Prior to the first appointment, I am happy to offer a free telephone consultation to discuss any questions you may have about my clinic and whether I could be of help.
Fee per 1:1 CBT therapy session: £110. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. Please see www.drbenjmead.co.uk/fees for full details regarding fees.
I have good links with a number of Clinical Psychologists and CBT Therapists in the area: this means that when my clinic is full, I can recommend other practitioners who may be able to help you.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Daytime and evening slots available.
In addition to offering therapy, I also offer supervision to a number of Guildford based therapists. If you are interested in receiving supervision, I look forward to hearing from you.
Finally, if you would like any further information, about me or my clinic, you are more than welcome to ask. Choosing a therapist can be a really tricky decision so I am happy to help in any way I can.