Dr Ben Mead

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Clinical Psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Guildford GU5 & Basingstoke RG24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.  I offer face to face and online appointments.
Screening / Recommendation service: I'm conscious that from just looking at websites, it can be very difficult to find the right practitioner to help. Furthermore, that wait times can be quite long for practitioners at the moment. Given this, as part of my clinic, I have set up a screening/recommendation service. 

Having worked privately now for over ten years, I've built connections with a number of other Psychologists. Therefore, if following an initial discussion I feel another psychologist would be best to help, I would be happy to link you up with the said practitioner and let you know their wait time in advance to ensure you get the best help for you in the quickest time frame. Currently, some of the practitioners I link with have immediate availability. Further details regarding this can be found on my practitioner-finding website www.myonlinepsychologist.co.uk

This initial discussion is not charged. 

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):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Difficulties relating to neurodiversity (ADHD / Autism (high functioning))
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (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.

Health Insurance

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).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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 (BABCP)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£120.00 - £130.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Prior to the first appointment, I am happy to offer a free brief 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: £120. 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Including my associates, appointments are available throughout the week including evenings and weekends.

Further information

In addition to offering therapy, I also offer supervision to a number of  therapists - Psychologists and CBT 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.

Privacy Policy: Please check my privacy policy (www.drbenjmead.co.uk/privacy-policy) to see how I protect and manage the data you give me.

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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

I offer supervision to qualified Clinical Psychologists. Please do get in touch if you would like regular or adhoc supervision.

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