I enjoy working with couples, supporting you with issues such as communication challenges, resolving differences, infidelity, trust, sex and sexuality, considering parenthood and more.
Coaching for parents
I'm passionate about supporting parents. I can help with setting clear and respectful boundaries, managing differences in parenting styles, helping your children express themselves fully and effectively, communicating without getting triggered, when and how to say 'no'. Whatever your challenges, I can help you make parenting calmer, easier and happier all round.
I work with men and women one to one, providing a confidential and supportive space for exploration, reflections and growth.
"We had our first session with Ben after some serious relationship issues. With the birth of our son and other developments it became clear to us that we needed external help. Only a handful of sessions made all the difference for us. It wasn't so much that Ben had solved all our issues, but he provided us with the communication tools needed to tackle them ourselves. He created a comfortable and safe environment for both of us to express ourselves while guiding us throughout our sessions. It is a shame that for most of us it takes a crisis first to seek help, when a couple of sessions with Ben can make life as a couple so much more rewarding"
My name is Ben Gold and I am a father of two, Jasper 25 and Evie 21. I have completed two years of psychotherapy training at Spectrum, The Centre for Humanistic Psychology in North London. I am currently completing my training at The Metanoia Institute, London. I have trained both with The Parent Coaching Company and as an Anger Management coach. I am trainee member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I believe we have a responsibility to ourselves and our children to be aware of how our beliefs and learnt behaviours impact us, our relationships and our parenting. For parenting support, my work with you is as much about focussing on the behaviour of the child as it is looking at how we, as parents, respond, communicate and set boundaries with our children. I believe that it is only when both of these parts are worked on together that it is possible to achieve respectful and trusting relationships in the family. Take a look at my blog for more on my approach and thoughts.
How we can work together
We can work face to face at the Homa Therapy Centre (from March onwards) in Islington, London. For parenting, sessions can be in your home to make it easier if you have young children. I work virtually on Zoom and on the telephone. I also offer walk and talk sessions on Hampstead Heath allowing for a more informal opportunity for sharing whilst enjoying the open air.
"We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed."
- Carl R Rogers
I've been working with parents, couples and men since 2008. I run activity weekends for fathers and their children and ongoing parenting groups. I have extensive experience working with men as a leader with The Mankind Project, a worldwide organisation that supports men in their ongoing personal development. I was a trustee and key member of the team which formed JourneyMan UK.
One year course in psychotherapy (2004)
One year continuation course in psychotherapy (2005)
Postgraduate course (2006)
Postgraduate continuation group (2007 to 2012)
Basic sexuality course (2006)
Working with anger (1999)
Working with groups (2009)
Leader in The Mankind Project since 2009
Two years training with the British Association of Anger Management - BAAM (2007, 2008)
Trainee member of UKCP
Get in touch
I'm always available for an informal chat or if you prefer, send me an email.