Administrative Note

Benjamin is in the process of completing the practicum to become a Trainer in DDP with Alison Keith as Primary Trainer

Board Role

Chairperson, Director


Practitioner in DDP, Consultant in DDP

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Benjamin Hargrave


United Kingdom


I am an independent Therapeutic Social Worker, DDP Practitioner, DDP Consultant, EFT Practitioner and Systemic Practitioner. I offer DDP parent and family work, The Nurturing Attachments Group and professional training including DDP PACE training. I am able to work creatively and flexibly using the various approaches I am trained in. I offer online sessions.

I have worked in education, residential and youth work settings prior to starting work in Children’s Social Care in 2010. My first degree was in contemporary fine art, an interest which continues to flow through my therapeutic practice.

While working for Hackney Social Care, I qualified as a Systemic Practitioner at The Institute of Family Therapy in 2014. I completed a Social Work MA at Middlesex University in 2016 and registered as a social worker. During my time in Hackney, I worked in the Assessment, Children in Need/CP, Leaving Care, Adoption and Post Permanency services.

I became an accredited DDP Practitioner in 2019, supervised by Kim Golding, while working for Adoptionplus’ PACE Place, a specialist DDP based service.

I am Co-Chair of the DDPI Worldwide Board of Directors, a member of the DDPI Global Development Committee and past member of the RESJ Committee.

Professional Regulatory/Licensing Bodies

Body or Board & State

Social Work England

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Body or Board & State

EFT International

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Email address



London, England, UK, online