is it time for a change?

Peace and calm is closer than you think.

 

"Seeing your problems from a new perspective is the first step to long lasting change." - Ben Fishel, Therapist

Do any of these sound like you?

 

“What if there’s something wrong with me?”

“What if this never ends?”

“They haven’t texted me back, did I do something wrong?"

“Why can’t I just appreciate what I have? Am I a bad person?"

“I know these thoughts aren’t rational but they feel so real.”

“Sometimes it just feels like something is wrong and I can’t figure out what it is.”

“I have a really hard time accepting myself.”

“I just can’t calm down.”

“I’m supposed to have my sh*t together.”

WHO AM I?​

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Hi, I'm Ben. If you're feeling stuck in a cycle of anxious thoughts, burn-out, and it's hard to switch-off at the end of the day, I'm here to help. Through our conversations you can take steps to lasting change and experience the peace of mind you're looking for.

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with a passion for honest conversations that change lives. I've worked with many people who find themselves stressed, tense, and filled with doubts - about health, relationships, work, money and self-image. Through our conversations I've watched them develop the skills and tools to find more peace and calm, feel more in control, improve their relationships and ultimately to transform their lives.

Importantly, I am someone who dealt with anxiety for many years. I'm also somewhat of an introvert who was initially resistant to counselling - and eventually found it to be completely life changing.

 

I know what it's like sitting on both sides of the therapy room and I'm all too familiar with the same worries that come up in the anxious minds of my clients. 

My approach to therapy focuses on something called Posttraumatic Growth -the response to challenging and traumatic life events that results in positive personality change: strength, resilience, courage, self-awareness, authenticity, and more engagement in life. My personal interest is in the intersection between brain science, wisdom traditions and the use of altered states of consciousness for personal development and health. If you're interested in exploring meditation, I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

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  • Registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

  • Master of Counselling (Monash University)

  • Master of Applied Neuroscience (King’s College London)

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science (University of Queensland)

  • Diploma of Logotherapy & Existential Analysis (ongoing)

AREAS OF SPECIALITY​

  • Anxiety (relationship, health, social, performance etc.)

  • Men's Issues

  • Anger and Irritability

  • Existential Counselling

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions  

  • Culture Shock and Migratory Grief

  • Chronic Pain, Injury and Illness

FEES & HOURS

20-minute telephone consultation: FREE

 

50-minute session: $150

50-minute telehealth session: $150

 

Hours by appointment only.

Ready for a change? Every new journey starts with the first step. Schedule a FREE introductory call now and see how we can work together.

CONFIDENTIALITY & CANCELLATION

CANCELLATION. Please note that a credit card is required to book your initial consultation. Cancellations within 48 hours of your session time incur the full fee. This policy is representative of the industry standard within the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

SOCIAL MEDIA. In order to avoid dual relationships, I do not accept friend requests from clients on any of my social media profiles. 

CONFIDENTIALITY. I adhere to the PACFA, ACA and ARCAP professional association Code of Ethics and your privacy and confidentiality is of the highest importance to me.

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