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020 7193 5917 ben@benwillens.com

About Me

This is a little bit about what brought me here and the way that I work
The realisation that a huge amount of my behaviour was being governed by my unconscious mind was like a bolt of lightning to me. My eagerness to share these changes in the way I experienced reality undoubtably led to much annoying of friends, family and people at parties until it eventually permeated everything I did…

Through a career in fashion, advertising, the arts and entertainment I was privileged to be able to travel the world, working with A-list stars and some of the world’s most acclaimed photographers and directors. I was living a life that many people would describe as successful, however each success was always accompanied by a feeling that something wasn’t right. I often felt like an impostor and used to self medicate with alcohol and drugs. When one night my mind came back online to find myself in a hospital bed with a serious head wound and no memory of how I got there, I knew that something had to change.

I was lucky to have been able to find people who helped me to see that there were things happening in my mind that I was not aware of and that there was a depth of experience that could be had that previously I had not thought possible.

I later found that whether I was working in education with students with learning disabilities/behavioural problems, coaching actors to achieving their best performance as a director and teacher or working with my employees and negotiating deals as an entrepreneur the common thread to my work was I enjoyed helping myself and others to live up to their full potential, often in high pressure environments.

This led me to discovering cognitive hypnotherapy and the world renowned Quest Institute where I trained with the founder of cognitive hypnotherapy Trevor Silvester.

My approach to working with clients draws from a theory of mind developed throughout a varied and eventful life.

I am interested in helping people to become happier in their day to day lives, more able to fulfil their true potential and get the most out of life.

I believe that lasting change is possible and can be achieved rapidly.

Seeing Me

The process of working with me always starts with a conversation, whether this is in person, on the phone or Skype. During this completely confidential conversation we will discuss how we can work together and clarify exactly how you want to change your life.

There is no charge for the initial conversation.

If we decide to work together we will talk about a rough schedule, people often get what they need from me in 3-6 sessions, although people have achieved the change they wanted in as little as 1 or 2 sessions and sometimes I work with people for longer.

The consultation takes around 45 minutes.

Sessions last up to 2 hours and cost £125.

Due to the nature of the work I usually see people every 2-3 weeks rather than weekly but it is all individual.

I work out of comfortable and private rooms in Palmers Green and Haggerston and with clients who are unable to travel to London via Skype.

I have a limited number of lower cost sessions available for people on lower incomes.

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