12 October 2018

Chelsea Psychology is delighted to announce the appointment of family therapist Ben Shannahan to the team. Ben is highly skilled in both narrative therapy and family therapy, having presented and trained in the area both locally and internationally, especially in the UK. His influence has spanned public, private and not-for-profit mental health settings.

Ben has a MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy (University of Bedfordshire, UK) and a Masters in Narrative Therapy & Community Work (University of Melbourne). He recently moved back to Perth, having lived in the UK for many years. He is a registered Systemic/Family Psychotherapist UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a member of the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).

Ben has substantial experience working with families and has a special interest in the LGBTQ+ community.

He works from an assumption that people are separate from problems, and seeks to help people shift entrenched and unhelpful conclusions about their relationships and identities.

Ben supports children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families to find ways to navigate and recover from:

• Family conflict
• Traumatic experiences (including sexual, physical and emotional abuse)
• Child/adolescent-to-parent aggression, violence and controlling behaviours
• Low mood/depression
• Self-injury
• Suicidal thoughts
• Relationship and marriage difficulties
• Parenting struggles
• Pervasive worries, anxiety and panic
• Grief & loss
• Social anxiety 
• Struggles with gender identity and sexuality
• Difficulties adjusting to life transitions

Please call Chelsea Psychology on 0893866020 for more information, or to book a time with Ben.