Guildford Psychologist and CBT Therapist

Dr Ben Mead - Senior Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Counsellor. Helping adults and children with low mood and anxiety. Guildford, Basingstoke, online.Welcome

My name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor. I have clinics in Guildford (Surrey), Basingstoke (Hampshire), and also offer secure online therapy video appointments. My aim is to help those who are struggling with low mood, anxiety and relationship difficulties / break-ups.

Screening / Recommendation service – My Online Psychologist: I’m conscious that from just looking at websites, it can be very difficult to find the right psychologist or online CBT practitioner to help – What type of therapy would work best? What type of CBT therapy would work best (CBT encompasses a few different therapies)? Is the therapist experienced in the area I’m wishing help with? What is the psychologist’s wait time? Are they registered with an insurance company / accept self funding clients? It can easily feel overwhelming. Given this, in addition to my clinic, I have set up a screening/recommendation service to help you find the best online psychologist or CBT therapist for you or your child.

I qualified in 2010 and worked privately now for over ten years. In this time I’ve built connections with a number of other online Psychologists and accredited CBT therapists and through this, set up My Online Psychologist. During your screening call we will work out which online psychologist would be the best to help you or your child. Should I feel one of my associate online psychologists would be best to help, then I would be happy to link you up directly with them. I aim for treatment to start within two weeks and currently, some of the online psychologists and online CBT therapists I link with have immediate availability for online appointments, with some offering in-person too. 

More information about this service can be found by clicking here, although please feel free to just give me a call / send me an email if you’d like to know more.

There is no charge for this screening service

In relation to my private clinic, I tailor treatment to you: although I specialise in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also incorporate Counselling approaches, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and  Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). We will work together to find the treatment best suited to you and your goals.

My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fatigue
  • Grief / Loss
  • Health anxiety
  • Long COVID
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Relationship difficulties (including break-ups)
  • Social anxiety
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Work / exam stress

I practise out of a calm and peaceful therapy room at the Shere GP Surgery on the edge of Guildford. The surgery is within easy reach of Guildford centre, Dorking, Woking, Cranleigh and Godalming and has excellent parking facilities. It is also a 10 minute walk from Gomshall train station. I also practise out of a health clinic in central Guildford and in Basingstoke, just off the M3, within easy reach of Winchester, Newbury, Alton and Fleet. Secure online video consultations are also available.

Associates (all psychologists) are based across the UK. Some of my online psychologist associates also work in-person. Those that do offer appointments in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Devon, York and Edinburgh.

If you have any questions about whether I could help you, or about the clinic, please feel free to contact me.

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