My name is Benjamin, I am counsellor and psychotherapist working from an integrative, holistic framework. My hope is that I can assist you to find resolution in whatever has brought you here today.
My path in this field started as a young man with my own lived experience of depression. I sought help in my struggles and through a lot of personal effort undertaking therapy, group work and spiritual practice I was able to find integration, wholeness and peace. This unexpectedly led me into a career in counselling which started more than 10 years ago, initially assisting people to integrate their lived experiences of mental illness. I’ve since worked in a variety of settings – as a support worker to people experiencing suicidal ideation, a training coordinator, a clinical supervisor and in my own private practice. As a therapist my clients tend to be professionals and couples. As a trainer I’ve facilitated learning across many different sectors including government, business, not for profit, community services and education.
Currently I work part time as a student counsellor in a TAFE and see some clients in private practice. I am also a lecturer at a major Australian university, delivering counselling skills and ethics, and providing clinical supervision to students on placement.
My Qualifications Include:
Master of Counselling (UTAS link here).
Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling
Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy.
Graduate Diploma of Counselling.
Bachelor of Arts (philosophy major).
Certificate IV Training and Education.
Certification in Professional Supervision.
Diploma of Alchemy and Hermetic Science (International Alchemy Guild).
This coupled with my experience enables me to be a member of the Australian Counselling Association, the largest peak body for professional counsellors in Australia. I also pursue other interests professionally and personally. I am the Director of the Temple of Mercury (link here) and also serve on the Board of Directors for the International Alchemy Guild (link here) as Director of Education. I also produce and perform ambient electronic music (link here).
Want to find out more about me or ask more questions? Get in touch now via the contact page by clicking here.