Ben Willens Integrative Therapist London E8Ben Willens

Integrative Therapist (NCH)

My name is Ben Willens, I am an Integrative therapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms at both Haggerston and Dalston locations in Hackney, London E8.

I understand that finding a therapist that suits you can be an intimidating and sometimes confusing process and many people feel a bit lost as to what to do next.

Some people have a good idea of the place they want to get to but need a little help, others don’t even know where to start.

I will meet you where you are and help you to find your path to a place where you can enjoy being you again.

The first stage of the work is a deep exploration of where you currently find yourself. A big part of this work is being really honest about your experience of life, the people around you, your sense of identity, and looking at the mental structures that underpin it all. This step can be difficult for people but it is necessary.

The next stage is to develop your sense of what you want. From therapy and from life. Some people have a very clear idea of this and for others, it takes a little time to work it out.

Then we can start to discover different paths towards a place where you can enjoy your life again. Know who you are. Know where you are going. Fun to be around you. Fun to be you.

My approach
I work in a different way to many counsellors and traditional psychotherapists. I incorporate visualisation, metaphor, storytelling, and the use of linguistics into an approach to therapy that utilises the clients’ imagination in a powerful way.

Sessions last 2 hours and are fortnightly rather than weekly. This gives you a chance to incorporate the work we have done into your daily life with text and email support in between.

I encourage my clients to play an active role in facilitating their change and often give them tasks to do in between sessions.

My promises to you
I treat everyone as an individual. Whilst there are many things that unite us in being human, every mind is different and unique and my approach will adapt to you.

  • You choose how long we work for and what we work on – bearing in mind that people often bring symptoms and we will work on the underlying causes.
  • I am directive and play an active role in the sessions. I won’t just sit there saying nothing.
  • I encourage my clients to be honest with me but I will not pressure them to disclose or talk about anything that you are uncomfortable with.
  • I work in an embodied way. You are not a brain in a jar. You’re a human being within a complex system of relationships with other people and your environment. Our work will reflect that.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Ben Willens – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 07:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 – 23:00 Friday 07:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 – 16:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Ben Willens, Integrative therapist can be reached using the following:

Book in a consultation here: (There is no charge for the consultation and no obligation to book further sessions if it’s not for you)
Send me a message to ask me any questions you may have: [email protected]
Or call: 020 7193 5917
Have a look at my website for more information:

Clients Ben Works With

Client Issues Ben Deals With

Therapy Modalities Ben uses With Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.