Meet the team

Ben Porter

Staff Care Consultant & Psychotherapist

Ben has an MA in psychotherapy from Denver Seminary and a Masters certificate from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.   Ben has lived and worked in conflict and post-conflict zones for over 10 years, both as a practitioner in psychosocial interventions with war-affected communities, as well as a staff care expert to international humanitarian and governmental organisations.  Ben founded and directed The Recreation Project, an adventure-based therapy program for former child soldiers in northern Uganda from 2009-2016.  He has provided staff care advice and support services to a wide range of INGOS in: East Africa, West Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, the Balkans, Western Europe, and the USA.  Ben’s clinical specialism is in trauma therapy, and he is also a certified Life Coach (BCC). Ben is passionate about supporting aid and mission workers in phases of transition and “re-entry”.  Before joining Thrive Worldwide, Ben worked as a Senior Trainer and Psychotherapist at InterHealth Worldwide. Ben lives in Camden, London with his wife and two children.  He enjoys distance running through Hampstead Heath while listening to a good podcast.