Ben Crawshaw

Ben Crawshaw

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Central London

Central London W1G
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


I currently have some weekday and evening availability for online and face to face sessions. Please enquire about times and whether I can offer you a session time that is convenient for you.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you looking for a safe, confidential place to explore what is troubling you? As you have come this far, its likely that finding the best professional help is important to you.

I'm a psychotherapist with over 13 years experience of helping people in emotional distress, both in private practice and various NHS, CAMHS and educational settings. My practice is in central London, in quiet and comfortable rooms, a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus. I have a particular interest in working with young adults aged 18 - 30. 

You may be curious to understand yourself in more depth, or have a particular issue you wonder if I can help you with. I have extensive experience working with difficulties such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, self harm, issues with self-esteem, identity, sexuality, family and relationships and the aftermath of trauma, neglect and abuse. 

Practice description

There are times in all our lives when we find things overwhelming, we can struggle with feeling anxious, depressed or confused and may be unsure how to make things better. Often, the support of family and friends can be enough to help us through. If the difficulties persist however, this may increase stress and unhappiness at home and work. If you're at this stage, then psychotherapy might be helpful for you.

I offer a safe and confidential environment where you can explore what is troubling you without fear of criticism or judgment. Together, we can get a clearer picture of your situation and come to an understanding of the problems. Taking time to go into matters during the course of therapy can bring relief and help life to feel more manageable.

I am interested in how the experiences we have lead us to adopt fears and beliefs that continue to shape our lives, even in ways we don't consciously choose. Becoming aware of the influence our expectations have can help us to make different choices, and build a more stable and balanced sense of self.

My approach is usually helpful for people that feel their problems are more complex or deep rooted. Psychodynamic therapy aims not only for the relief of symptoms in the short term but for change that is lasting and can provide the catalyst for a lifelong process of development. 

My first session

Initially I offer a consultation process which will help you explore whatever is troubling you and to see whether my approach would be helpful. If you are interested in working with me, or have any queries, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. If I'm not available right away, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. You may wish to leave me a message suggesting a time for me to call you.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work