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Ben Fishel Counsellor and Psychotherapist Melbourne Australia

Hi, I'm Ben. If you're feeling anxious, stuck, burnt-out or just ready for a change, I'm here to help.

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. These doubts might be around health, work, relationships, money, self-image and all manner of other worries that much of the population quietly live with.

Through our conversations I’ve watched countless people develop the skills and tools to find more peace and calm, feel more in control, improve their relationships and ultimately transform their lives.

Importantly, I am someone who was has 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 spent years hearing the same worries that come up in the anxious minds of my clients.

Professional Qualifications

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)

3 Things to know about my approach

  1. Our relationship is built on mutual respect, which means you are allowed to question and challenge me, as I you. Unfortunately, I’m not a magician, a wizard or a mind-reader, but I am very good at my job, I take the work we do together seriously, and I genuinely care about your wellbeing.
  2. I believe in posttraumatic growth – a response to challenging and traumatic life events that results in positive personality change: strength, resilience, courage, self-awareness, authenticity, and more engagement in life.
  3. My work draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Existential Psychotherapy, Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Approaches.  

Areas of speciality

Here are some of the areas that I specialise in.

Anxiety

Strategies to understand, manage and reduce anxiety related to relationships, health, performance etc.

Depression

If you're going through a rough time, finding yourself with low energy and little interest in your day to day.

Mindfulness-based interventions

Learning how to transform your mind with meditation and mindfulness.

Life transitions

For challenges associated with big changes in your life such as illness, death, relocation and break-ups.

Anger &
Irritability

For if you're finding yourself angry or irritable in your relationships.

Existential
Counselling

If you'd like to ask the big questions and life, meaning and the universe.

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