Ben Crawshaw: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,London,SW7
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Ben Crawshaw

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
London SW7
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About Me

I'm providing sessions online, via secure video call, email and over the phone during the present time. If money is a concern, I'm offering concessions for key workers, anyone on a low income and students.

You may appear to those around you to be functioning but privately harbour feelings that leave you overwhelmed, anxious and confused. Despite having tried your best to change and make life better, you may feel stuck and unsure of the best way forward.

It might feel like your past is affecting you and influencing your behaviour in ways you wouldn't necessarily choose. You may have doubts about your identity, feel insecure and lack of confidence.

You could be struggling to come to terms with painful experiences of loss and change that are challenging your ability to cope.

My approach to helping you make sense of distressing and confusing circumstances is influenced by existential and psychoanalytic thinking. I offer a therapeutic dialogue that supports you to begin addressing challenging areas of your life.

Therapy offers the opportunity to re-assess previously adopted beliefs and values, ideas about your self and life that may or may not still serve you. Knowing what's important now helps to open up new choice and possibility, even in areas that had felt stuck.

Through growing awareness of past and present patterns, its possible to feel relief and bring freedom from repetitive thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Whilst theory and clinical experience are essential however, its the quality of the human relationship that we create together that allows for something different to happen. There are some elements of this relationship that are important, such as trust and the valuing of understanding.



My practise is based in the peaceful Queen's Gate conservation area of South Kensington, a short walk from Gloucester Road station.

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View practice address
First Practice
Second Floor
125 Gloucester Road
South Kensington

Issues often worked with

Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Boarding school syndrome
Childhood difficulties
Panic attacks
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



I charge £75 per session. 

I offer a number of reduced fee daytime sessions for key workers, students and those on low incomes. I usually discuss the possibility of a reduced fee at initial assessment. 

Training and qualifications

I completed a four year MA in Psychological Counselling at Regent's University, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. I previously gained my undergraduate degree at University of Surrey, achieving BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling.

As well as maintaining a private practice, I've worked in the NHS in several hospital psychotherapy departments, in primary care and in charitable organisations.

I oversaw a therapy service in a large senior school and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team covering four London boroughs in a complex needs Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

I continue to hold a position in an educational setting, providing therapeutic interventions for young people and parents, psycho-educational and mindfulness groups for practitioners and young people and supervision for trainee therapists.

Having developed an increasing interest in early years development and its continuing influence across the lifespan, I'm currently undertaking an MA at the renowned Tavistock and Portman NHS trust.

I've been a mindfulness practitioner for over 10 years and have explored embodiment in a variety of ways. My client work is informed by an awareness of what our bodies tell us about our experience.

Prior to my professional training I studied music.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

My articles

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Ben Crawshaw