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About me

Ben offers affordable one-to-one therapy online, either short-term or open-ended, depending on the needs of the client.

Many of us are facing extremely difficult circumstances and are under intense strain due to the global pandemic. That is why I believe it is important to be able to offer affordable therapy online to make it more accessible to those who need it.

Research on videoconferencing counselling is positive, suggesting that it is effective for a wide range of issues and achieves similar clinical outcomes to traditional face-to-face psychotherapy (Simpson, 2009; Backhaus et al., 2012). .

Both clients and therapists often prefer the idea of face-to-face therapy but clients who have engaged in online therapies express similar satisfaction as those experiencing face -to-face (BACP, 2020) .

One key difference is that it is incumbent upon the client to have a confidential space where they will not be disturbed for the duration of the sessions. This can sometimes be difficult in busy households.

A practical benefit is that it saves time and expense with regards to travel and room hire, which makes it a potentially more affordable and convenient way of accessing therapy - especially at times when face-to-face contact is limited due to continuing COVID restrictions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Ben is an Registered Member of the BACP and is currently working towards full accredited membership of the UKCP at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London.

Ben is currently qualified to Advanced Diploma Level and is working towards a Masters in Existential Psychotherapy.

He has experience in delivering short-term therapy in the NHS as well as open-ended therapy for counselling services in London.

Ben’s training is in Existential therapy and focuses on overcoming anxiety, working with values and finding meaning in life.

He has clinical experience working with people with a broad range of presenting issues including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, addiction, suicidal thoughts and trauma-related stress.

Ben has a background in teaching and has worked with young people in various settings on projects promoting education and wellbeing for the past 7 years.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative

Fees

£35.00 per session. Online only.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Flexible. Please call, message, email or inquire through my website and I will try to find a time to suit us both.

Further information

If you fall into any of the above concession categories, please state in your contact message and we can discuss fees.

Watford
Herts
WD19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Ben Thornhill MBACP

Ben Thornhill MBACP