Relational Psychotherapy is based on the idea that who we are and how we relate to others is formed early on.
When we come to understand what we believe to be true about ourselves, we realise as well, that these beliefs come from the messages/responses others gave us at a very young age. Questioning these beliefs makes changes possible. The process of bridging the old ways with the new. Hence, the emphasis on the word – relational.
“You can’t change what’s going on around you, until you start changing what’s going on within you.”
Benjamin Marr, Psychotherapist.
My name is Benjamin and I have been a practicing psychotherapist & counsellor for the past 26 years. I have also written for the ‘Attachment Journal’ which is published by Karnac Books.
In this time I have worked with numerous client groups, and conducted training and supervision.
My specialties are working with LGBT issues, immune related conditions & addiction (including porn addiction). I also work within the disability field and have experience in depression & eating disorders.
Lastly I work with trauma, anger management, loss and bereavement and relationship issues where I have had many successes in these fields.
I am a Registrant on the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, under Registration number 383789 and an Individual Member of the BACP, under number 00525107. I am insured with Towergate Insurance.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your GP for advice before starting any new therapies.
Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual
Age Specialty: Adolescents, Adults, Elders
Demographic Specialty: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, People with Disabilities
Approach Description: Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, Jungian, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis
Education and Training
1991: BA (hons) English, Drama and History of Art, Trinity College, Dublin
1992: Eurhythmy Class Observation Course, Rudolf Steiner School, Jarmä
1992: Masters of Drama and Theatre, University of London
1993: Creative Arts Therapy Course, University of Hertfordshire
1994: Intermediate Dance Therapy Course, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance
1995: Introductory Course on Psychodynamic Counselling for Lesbians and Gay Men, Birkbeck College, University of London
1998: Transactional Analysis 101 Instructor Qualification, Institute of Transactional Analysis, London
2003: Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Course, The Bowlby Centre, London
2005-2017: Registered with the Bowlby Centre and the UKCP as an Attachment-based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
2006: Registered member of The Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability
Professional Body Memberships
BACP Registered Member: 0383789
Addiction Professionals Practitioner Member: 3068