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Ben French BSc, C-Psych, C-Obs, MA Psych.

My name is Ben French. I'm a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working with 2 to 25 year olds.

Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters degree and 5 years at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.


I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) treating young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties in a team of child psychologists and family therapists. I also offer therapy privately with 2 to 25 year olds through this clinic. I have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption issues, trauma, psychosis, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues with both neurodiverse and neurotypical young people. As a senior psychotherapist I work with moderate through severe and complex mental health difficulties. My approach is psychoanalytic - for more on how this works click here.

I welcome all referrals including those for fostered and adopted children (I work with the Adoption Support Fund); as well Children's services and related charities. I offer a limited number of reduced cost places for low income families and self-funding over 16s to ensure my clinic is as accessible as possible, as well as supervision for professionals and trainees.

I am chartered by the British Psychoanalytic Council here.







 under 25s




Consulting Room​


25 Hyde Gardens Eastbourne, BN21 4PX

07903 988 041


Sessions are £75 to £80

Reduced rates are offered for low income families and for long term or intensive psychotherapy.

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