I help adults explore and improve their mental health and wellbeing.
As a BACP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, I bring compassion, sensitivity and focus to my work. I am committed to helping you overcome what you're facing, so that you can thrive. You can expect a light-hearted and positive nature in the sessions, that welcomes the fullness of who you are, and who you want to be.
Together we build a relationship of trust and safety through conversations. From there, we can recruit interventions such as EMDR, and Polyvagal Therapy. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy is a highly evidenced based structured treatment which can be applied to a wide variety of issues. EMDR seeks to get to the root cause of distress, and facilitates the brain and body’s natural ability to process distressing memories, sensations, images, beliefs and thoughts.
I do not assume that the problems we face are just internalised, biological, or some sort of chemical imbalance.
Economic, social, political, racial, gender, relational factors can all effect how we think, feel and act. I enable clients to explore their personal contexts, current and historical, so that they can increase awareness of their perceptions, reactions, and narratives of the world around them. It is through this exploration that an increased sense of acceptance, choice and change can emerge.
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
“I started my journey with Ben not completely understanding what I was trying to get to the bottom of. I knew I wasn't necessarily feeling emotionally well but knew it was multi-factorial. I spent nearly 6 months speaking with Ben weekly and I can honestly say it has changed my life. Ben allowed the sessions to fit with how I was feeling that week and structured his approach to the session accordingly. He listened and spoke in such a way that made me completely comfortable. Through Ben's kindness, openness and knowledge I was able to open up and subsequently discover sources and strategies to deal with and resolve my discontent”