Overview

At Port Psychology we specialise in complex mental health. We have extensive experience in working with young people from 4 to 64, utilising a variety of counselling approaches. Principal psychologist, Ben French, has experience as a senior psychologist running intensive treatment programs in the ACT, working in community mental health, in youth detention centres and in school settings as a school psychologist. Individuals come to a psychologist or counsellor for a number of reasons. For children, we look at supporting them through social and emotional difficulties, trauma and complex mental health concerns. For adolescents and adults, we provide support for issues from mild anxiety and sadness to major depression, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. We also work with families in supporting their children with tricky behaviours and have a Neuropsychological Assessment team specialising in ASD, ADHD and SLP assessment and diagnosis.

Area of Focus

  • Adolescents
  • Child Psychology
  • Family Therapy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Developmental disorders
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • LGBTI issues
  • Life Transition and Adjustment Issues
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Play Therapy
  • Sexuality

Modalities

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic

Patient Focus

  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Families
  • Adults

Languages Spoken

  • English

Services

  • Online consultations

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Psychology (hons)
  • Psychology Internship - Galilee Family Placement Scheme / Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Diploma of Play Therapy
  • Masters of Forensic Mental Health

Accreditations

  • Psychology Board Approved Supervisor

Certifications

  • Advanced Training in CBT, DBT and managing self harm and suicidal ideation.