Ben Douch

Ben Douch


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07903 496 992
Website

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Therapist - London

London N1
07903 496 992
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I’m Ben, a mindfulness-based therapist. 

I believe the healing quality of the relationship, between client and therapist, is the essential element for helping you experience a more rich and meaningful life. We'll use this to bring awareness to how your mind works and the thoughts and feelings you are struggling with. I'll help you bring acceptance, allowing you to experience parts of yourself in a different way, and we'll work together on the change you'd like to see. If you wish, we can use mindfulness activities during the session or discuss goals for you outside of our work.

I offer in-person and online therapy

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, and the potential for self-isolation and quarantine, you may find online therapy is the only way to meet with a therapist. For many, due to its convenience, seeing a therapist online has become the norm. Perhaps travelling isn’t easy for an individual, or they may wish to work with a specific therapist who isn’t local to them. For some it’s more about comfort and safety; being in a setting which allows a greater openness to the therapy process. If you have questions about online therapy, please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call.

The theoretical stuff

As part of my therapeutic approach I draw on my experience of Psychodynamic and Person centred theory, Acceptance and commitment therapy, and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy. I have experience of helping people with difficulties including: generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem or confidence, and relationship issues. For a complete list of areas I can help with, please see the 'What I can help with' section below.

I also work as a Teacher on the meditation app Insight Timer, producing free audio content for millions of meditators who use the app: www.insighttimer.com/bendouch

Practice description

I work from my home in De Beauvoir, on the border of Hackney and Islington in north-east London, while being accessible online to those who cannot attend in person. 

For those who wish to work with me via online therapy, we’ll connect using a secure communication platform, using either VSee or Zoom. These are free to download and relatively simple to setup.

My first session

Each session is 50 minutes in duration.

In our initial session we'll find out more about each other. I'll let you know how I can best help, allowing you to decide whether you'd like to book a regular appointment. 

There is a discounted fee for the initial session:

  • £40 (in-person and online)

Each session after the initial consultation is:

  • £60 (in-person and online)

I offer a concession rate for counselling students. Please contact me for details.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling