Ben Dustin Transactional analysis counsellor , SW2
Hello and welcome to my profile. Seeking help can be daunting, particularly as you may not fully understand what is making you unhappy. I provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals and couples to explore their difficulties, whether they be anxiety, stress, depression, obsessions, sex and relationship difficulties, low confidence/self-worth/self-esteem, or any other issue which is causing suffering. I work collaboratively, building a safe and trusting relationship in which we can understand your difficulties, their meaning for you and their impact on your life, as well as helping you decide what you want from counselling or therapy.
We all experience difficulties in our lives and feeling sad at times, but this is often made worse by the ideas, assumptions and beliefs we hold about ourselves, other people, relationships, and life in general, which inform how we think, feel and behave. Most often we are unaware of these ideas, and so they go unchallenged, meaning that if they are unhelpful, we can find ourselves living in a way which causes pain and suffering. I work with people to lift the lid off these assumptions to examine their accuracy and usefulness, and in order to explore healthier and more realistic ways of viewing ourselves and the world, which can lead to living happier and more fulfilling and satisfying lives. I believe that it is only by first accepting our difficulties that we are able to work through and gain freedom from them. Above all I believe that much suffering is alleviated through developing compassion for ourselves and others.
Training and qualifications
I have a Diploma in TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute and am a registered member (Reg. No. 266516) of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I have over 7 years experience of providing counselling and therapy to individuals and couples, including providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals at London branches of the charities Mind and Age UK, and as a volunteer listener helping callers in despair and distress at the Samaritans. I am currently in the final year of a Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (in TA training as a transactional analyst).
My fee is £60 per session for individuals or £70 for couples.
Transactional analysis Issues often worked with:
AngerAnxietyCouple relationshipsDepressionFinding meaningInterpersonal relationshipsIntimacyLonelinessOCDSelf-esteemSocial anxietySocial communication Availability:
Has availability Therapy offered:
In personOn video Client groups:
AdultCouples Member organisations:
21 Effra Parade
I also provide online counselling and therapy.