About the Author
Benjamin developed an interest in psychotherapy and other areas of personal growth during a long and varied personal treatment starting in his twenties. After a degree in physics and philosophy at Oxford University Benjamin studied psychotherapy at Regent's College in London. He has recently returned there to study towards a professional doctorate in psychotherapy. He wrote the book "What's Wrong With You" and the eponymous column in The Saturday Times Body&Soul section; and recorded the follow-up audio book "How to be Happy" for Hachette Audio. He now contributes to Psychologies magazines' regular feature Fast Therapy in which he features his own method live in session with a reader He is perhaps best known to the nation as the co-presenter of the BBC's groundbreaking and long running "Spendaholics" series on BBC3 in which he helped overspenders by getting to the root of their problems. He was a member of the Center for Social Justice's commission for early years development contributing to their publication Breakthrough Britain, The Next Generation and contributes to their commission on Mental Health. Benjamin has a private practice in Harley Street and is founder of the Happy Hour network for which he trains practitioners from many professions to work with his method.