Ben French

Director and Principal Psychologist

Ben has been a psychologist since 2003, specialising in working with children, adolescents and young adults. Ben practices using a combination of play therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy with younger clients. With older clients, Ben works in a more psychodynamic way and draws  on Schema Therapy (ST) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Ben is an accredited psychologist supervisor and often has provisional psychologists working with him. The goal of this is to increase the capacity of the work force and to ensure play therapy as a modality continues with the new generation of clinicians.

Along with providing intervention for those with social or emotional difficulties, Ben has a Master in Forensic Mental Health and is providing forensic assessments for the court, along with mental health assessments, Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments and  cognitive assessments.