Ben J Mckie
I am a qualified and accredited Psychotherapist who has an interest in people and their capacity to develop and change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for experience, growth and change. As a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist I work towards an authentic meeting of equals in the therapeutic relationship and believe that the healing is dependent on the quality of the relationship. I work with individuals, couples and I also facilitate groups and deliver supervision to teams and individuals. I have trained as an Executive Coach and as an Organizational Development Consultant and I am a certified NLP practitioner and a level 1,2 and 3 EMDR practitioner.
I have studied trauma at Post Graduate level and have a strong interest in working with trauma. I work mainly in the U.K and at the moment I am facilitating therapeutic development programmes in Egypt and the UK.
I create personal and professional development programmes for individuals focusing on specific issues which are tailored to needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I see couples and individuals for psychotherapy an executive coaching. In May of 2012 I embarked on a post graduate diploma in bio psychosocial traumatology and have a strong interest in working with trauma. I have completed level ,2 and 3 of EMDR training.I am currently developing and facilitating personal development programmes both in the UK and abroad.
2012-present Level 7 (Masters) Post Graduate Diploma Bio Psychosocial Traumatology
2012 EMDR Level 1,2 and 3 training
2006-2010 My private practice began in North London and then Harley Street. I have seen clients who present with; anxiety disorders, depression, psychosexual problems, OCD, personality disorders, attachment issues, survivors of abuse, sex- addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, low self esteem and for personal and professional development.
2007-2008 Completed my NLP practitioner training.
2005-2006 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organizational Development with The Grove Practice in London W1.
June 2004 to January 2007 I worked for Turning Point as a Therapist in Islington. This work was with drug and alcohol addiction and the issues that surround this area. I facilitated psychotherapy process groups as well as aftercare relapse prevention and a mens groups. I participated in in-service-trainings which were provided by Turning Point, such as, working with diversity, crack and cocaine awareness and developing culturally sensitive services for BME users.
2002-2005 I embarked on and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. During my time with the hospice I participated in Bio- Dynamic Massage training at The Chiron Centre in Ealing, London. This was to give me more experience in how to work with the body in Psychotherapy.
1999-2000 I trained at Trinity Hospice in Clapham, London, as a Bereavement Counsellor and worked there for 2 years after completing the training. This work was counselling those who had been bereaved and ensuring they received the appropriate practical support from external agencies.
1998-1999 I trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling with CPPD in North London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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- The Siwa Project, Egypt.
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Sometimes during the process of life we can become stuck in patterns of behavior and thoughts that are no longer purposeful. These thoughts and behaviors had at some point served us well and perhaps kept us safe or even alive.
We tend to hold on to familiarity as it can appear to be safer then entering the unknown and we therefore stay in the safety of a repetitive pattern or lifestyle. This pattern could now be impeding new experience from happening which could also hinder personal and professional development and growth.
The reasons for developing these behavioral masks or defenses may have been right at the time, though now you may experience them as being rigid and keeping you in the same place. By working on ourselves to unstick the rigidity and loosen the mask we can eventually learn to live without these masks.
Self actualisation, which is getting in touch with what is our deepest truth, can be supported by the therapeutic relationship which provides an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. This can enable us to explore ourselves on a deeper more truthful level without being rejected or judged.
Psychotherapy literally translated means 'healing or nursing of the soul' and is derived from the ancient Greeks and their understanding of human nature and the psyche. It is a therapy that works at a deep level. Guided by the therapist the client becomes aware of his/her limiting beliefs, patterns, restrictions and inner conflicts. Clients are given tools to develop their own strengths and capabilities therefore expanding into a more conscious, free and alive way of living which results in lasting change from within.
If we can be who we really are, we will find ourselves doing things which genuinely satisfy us and give us enjoyment, and then we shall have what we really want. If you are interested in exploring your self-imposed limitations and are seeking to realise your potential please get in touch with me.
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