Ben Cooper

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About this Service

Do you feel lost in life? Sometimes there is a feeling that creeps in. A sense of deep dissatisfaction with the way things are. It’s ok to be stuck at times; stuckness is part of life. It can be difficult to know what to do. Self-awareness is a good starting point. Therapy can facilitate the development of self-awareness.

That’s where I can come in. My starting point is always you. What do you want from life? Core to my approach is building a strong therapeutic relationship. Working in an integrative way means I combine different tools and techniques from different approaches. It gives me greater flexibility to adapt my approach to meet your preferences and needs. Both ‘being’ and ‘doing’ are important in therapy. For example, people need different things at different points. Someone who has a clear expressed goal for therapy might benefit from a more proactive approach whereas someone who has an emerging awareness may want to use the space to explore their feelings and desires.

I am grounded in person-centred and existential theory. In my work, I try to balance two crucial elements: 1) existence and 2) acceptance. I acknowledge confronting reality can be difficult when it’s painful; I try to create a safe space to help you think things through and discover your own answers. Pain is transformed when it is accepted.

I believe talking offers this opportunity. See therapy as a gesture of self-worth towards yourself. That said, it is no easy undertaking. I present it as a form of positive challenge. Like going to the gym, it requires consistency and effort.

Experience and Specialisations

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Coping With Life Changes
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-Related Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Abuse

Qualifications and Credentials

  • PGDip

Years in Practice

  • 3 years of experience

Accreditation/Registration Details

  • BACP 00918642

Ethical Framework/Professional Memberships

  • BACP

International Availability

This online therapist is available to work with clients outside the United Kingdom.

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