Ben Fishel is a licensed counsellor with The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) who has a wealth of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
Ben received his Master of Counselling from Monash University, where he honed his skills in a variety of counselling techniques. He also has a Diploma in Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, which enables him to help clients navigate complex issues related to their purpose and meaning in life.
In addition, Ben completed a Master of Applied Neuroscience at King’s College London, which has given him a deep understanding of the brain and how it relates to mental health. This knowledge allows him to provide a unique and effective approach to counselling that is grounded in evidence-based neuroscience and proven techniques.
With advances in brain imaging technology and other techniques, it has become possible to understand the brain in ways that were previously not possible.
Neuroscience-informed counselling is grounded in this improved understanding of the brain and how certain mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are related to cognitive changes. This knowledge helps to develop more targeted treatment plans that effectively address the root cause of the issue.
Neuroscience-informed counselling is also based in an understanding of how trauma impacts the brain. This is important for developing trauma-informed approaches that take into account the complex nature of trauma and what is needed for a safe and effective recovery.
Logotherapy is based on the idea that human beings have an innate drive to find meaning and purpose in their lives. This drive, according to Logotherapy, is essential to mental health and wellbeing.
Logotherapy can help individuals who are struggling with issues related to meaninglessness, a lack of direction, or a sense of existential crisis. By exploring these issues with a logotherapist, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their values and beliefs and begin making choices that align with their sense of purpose.
This approach is especially helpful for individuals who are dealing with significant life transitions or challenging circumstances, such as illness or loss. Logotherapy can provide a powerful source of motivation, resilience, and sense of hope and positivity even in the face of significant adversity.