Ben Scanlan

London W1G & SE1
07538 577050 Registered / Accredited
London W1G & SE1

About me

I firmly believe that you're the expert on your life; you've lived the history of it, and have fantasies about the future of it. What psychotherapy does is give you the opportunity to explore your current situation, your current relationships and what it's like for you to be in the world. I work hard to give you the space to really explore through my attention to what you're saying, how you're saying it and how that feels in the room. I'm not the expert, so I don't give prescribed routes forward, rather I offer challenge, empathy, encouragement, tenderness and most importantly space, a space which is different to other spaces in your life.

About me

I have worked in the NHS and in the charity sector providing short and long term therapy. I am also a coach, specialising in working with creative people and helping them communicate in other mediums when under pressure.

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in change management as a project, programme and portfolio professional. I also have over a decade of rugby coaching experience at various levels. I was Chair of Mind in Haringey for several years, providing local mental health support within the borough as part of the Mind Network. I also worked at Maytree, a sanctuary for the suicidal, for a number of years.

I have had many different forms of therapy, including existential psychotherapy and attending a fortnightly men's group.

Expertise

I try to encounter everybody as an individual and look at the whole rather than a label. In the modern world though, categorising things can be helpful and is often done, and as such, I have experience working with clients who've subscribed to the following labels

  • depression
  • suicidal feelings
  • men's issues
  • anxiety
  • sexual abuse
  • anger management issues
  • bereavement, including by suicide
  • relationship issues
  • existential anxiety
  • addiction
  • feeling sad and/or scared
  • women's issues
  • lack of passion

If you have received a diagnosis, or have self-diagnosed, then I'd be interested in exploring what it gives you and how you relate to that label.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained for many years as a psychotherapist at Regent's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, London.

I am accredited by the UKCP (number 2011164515) and a Registered Member (MBACP - registration number 268779) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and have attended a variety of events, including leading on talks and workshops around suicide, masculinity and living in the world. I am regular supervision and maintain professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative

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Fees

I offer weekly, fifty-minute sessions for individuals at £85 per session. This can either be face to face or online. I offer a small number of low cost sessions.

For couples I offer fifty-minute sessions at £85 per session or sixty-minute sessions at £100.

I practice in Harley Street (W1G), Canada Water (SE16) and London Bridge (SE1) currently.

Further information

I work both with short term, 8 week contracts, as well as long term and open ended. We can discuss what feels most appropriate in your first session, and what you hope to gain within our relationship.

Endings are an important part of therapy, and you are free to cease at any point. In terms of an open ended contract between us, I suggest that at least four weeks notice is given, ideally more, so we can work towards that and acknowledge what's been done.

Consulting Rooms
48 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PU

St. Saviours House
39-41 Union Street
London
SE1 1SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Friday 06:00 - 21:00

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am currently training on the Minster Centre Supervision course and able to offer supervision to individuals at a rate that reflects the difficulty and pressures of training.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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