Ben Scanlan has been the co-editor-in-chief of Contemporary Psychotherapy along with Beth Glanville since March 2019. He is an UKCP registered existential phenomenological psychotherapist and a member of the BACP and Society for Existential Analysis. He practices psychotherapy and supervision both online and face to face, in Canada Water, London Bridge and Harley Street.
Ben currently sits on the UKCP Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce, the BACP Ethics and Good Practice Focus Group. He runs a seminar at the Philadelphia Association on the Experiential Course in Community and Psychotherapy . He regularly reviews books for Existential Analysis as well as writing for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Professionally he is interested in experiences of masculinity, suicide, suicidality and being in bad faith. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist he worked in various professions including as a project manager, rugby coach, doorman, teaching assistant and co-ordinator at Maytree.
Away from therapy he has a deep interest in sport, especially rugby union and football, running moderately long distances slowly, reading, watching The West Wing and now spends most of his time practicing being a father to twin girls. He has a love of Kenya and would one day love to incorporate some kind of work in this area of the world.
At Contemporary Psychotherapy he is responsible for the website itself, some editorial work and long term strategy alongside conducting interviews and writing reviews. If you email, it's likely he will be the first responder.
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