About Me

My Background...

As an undergraduate, I attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. I spent 5 years in post-graduate training at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation, a world-renowned NHS centre for child and adolescent psychotherapy.


My qualifications include:


  •  Masters Degree in Psychological Therapies for Children, Young People and Families (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation). 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Emotional Factors in Learning and Teaching: Counselling Aspects in Education (University of East London/ Tavistock NHS Foundation).

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mental health and well-being: multi-disciplinary practice with young people and adults (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation).

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (University of Essex / Tavistock NHS Foundation).


My professional license:

I am a member of the Tavistock Society for Psychotherapists and chartered as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, by the British Psychoanalytic Council.


My Experience:

Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked for over a decade in education in teaching, training, senior management roles, and child protection. Currently, the lion share of my time is spent as a child psychotherapist working in the "Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service" (CAMHS) as part of the NHS. This involves psychotherapy with children and teenagers with a range of issues. These include depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, abuse, trauma, gender dysmorphia, and family and school based difficulties. I also have extensive experience working in primary and secondary schools and for a number of years built and led a psychotherapy service in a local college.   




Please telephone, email, or use the contact form for any enquiries. 

Ben French


Tel: 07920398579

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