Ben Scanlan


Ben Scanlan
BA Hons, MSc, MAC

Ledbrook Clinic, Ledbrook Farm,
Hob Lane, Barston, Solihull. West Midlands.  B92 0JS.

Ben Scanlan (BA(Hons)(Dunelm), MSc (Lond.), MAC) is experienced as both a psychotherapist and counsellor, skilled in providing a professional relationship that is both empathic and challenging to help people deal with traumatic events and move forwards.  He has experience in the NHS, the charity sector as well as private practice and the corporate world.

Ben has a wealth of experience working with clients who are struggling to come to terms with altered life circumstances through unexpected and traumatic circumstances, whether that is an amputation, accident or bereavement.  Such events can bring up difficult and complex feelings, trigger previous memories and prompt unexpected thoughts. Additionally, it can be difficult to talk to loved ones through a fear of burdening them, something that isn’t present talking to a professional.

Psychotherapy online offers more flexibility to the client, especially when coming to terms with altered circumstances following a major trauma or traumatic event.  By undertaking online psychotherapy, it’s possible to retain a sense of control and safety, whilst avoiding long tiring journeys or the imposition of bringing somebody into your home. Studies have shown that the relationship between psychotherapist and client is the most important aspect with regard to achieving positive outcomes.

Ben is also an experienced coach which gives him a forward-looking perspective: important as whilst difficult feelings and emotions need to be given space to be processed, future targets can be useful to help rebuild life following a distressing event.

Ben is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Association for Coaching.  He has spoken at a number of professional conferences around mental health, suicide and issues with masculinity in modern society.