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Dr Ben Lees

Counselling Psychologist
MSc Psychology Research Methods, PsychD in Counselling Psychology
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What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Personality disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Stress
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Professional Burnout
  • Coaching

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Integrated Psychological Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy


Ben’s approach to therapy draws upon the belief that people’s experiences may be understood against the context of an entire life. Through collaboration and the development of a respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship, he offer individualised, evidence-based interventions in order to help people identify, address and overcome their difficulties. He is a Counselling Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). Through an initial detailed assessment, therapy is informed according to a shared and mutually agreed conceptualisation of the difficulties being experienced, thus providing an environment in which achievable goals may be achieved.


As a psychologist, Ben has worked in the NHS and charity sectors. Prior to this, he pursued a varied career in the education and music industries. Ben’s personal experiences have encourage him to keep an open mind regarding the difficulties faced by individuals and he tailors his approach to reflect this. Ben completed his doctoral studies at the University of Surrey and has 10 years’ therapeutic experience working in a variety of settings with adults experiencing a range of moderate, severe and enduring mental health difficulties. He has a particular interest in early attachment formation and how this influences psychological and behavioural development.