Your happiness is my goal.
If you’re seeking therapy because something is not quite right in your life, let me help. For nearly 20 years I have been helping people who are grappling with low mood; anxiety; anger problems; relationship difficulties; identity issues including poor self-confidence or low self-esteem; unpredictable mood swings; impulsive or unhelpful behaviours; and other complications that get in the way of their happiness. I work with individuals, couples and families.
As well as loads of experience, I’m also super-qualified. I have a master’s degree in systemic psychotherapy which means I’m a qualified family therapist. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). CBT can help with depression, anger, anxiety, phobias and OCD whilst DBT is a proven approach to helping people with severe emotional problems, relationship difficulties, self-harming and suicidal thoughts.
I am client-focused and thoughtful. Through careful questions and listening I will always strive to understand why you’ve come to see me, and to think carefully with you about what you hope to gain from having therapy. I will avoid imposing my own ‘solutions’ to your ‘problems’. Instead I will work alongside you to develop your own answers and new ways of doing things that bring about lasting positive changes in your life. As your therapist, I will put a great deal of thought and attention into everything I say to you and do with you. I usually make notes and will be constantly reflecting on what is going on for you and between us. I receive regular supervision from a brilliant supervisor who helps me to view things from all sorts of perspectives and in fresh new ways. I keep myself up to date through reading journals and books.
I make it my number one priority to develop your trust, build your confidence in me, and to demonstrate to you that I am listening and attempting to understand what life’s like for you. When working with couples or families I try to remain neutral and balanced, avoiding taking sides or excluding anyone from being heard.
I have a great track record in helping my clients to live significantly happier lives. Why not get in touch and see if I can do the same for you?
£80.00 per 50 minute session.
Please note that prices vary as therapists set their own fees.
If desired, Ben offers video calls via Skype. Sessions will begin by phone, and you will then be offered the choice to switch to a video call.
Practising address:Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8NZ