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Ben Knowles
Mr Benjamin Knowles

Professional profile

Qualification (s)
Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work; Graduate Diploma - Experiential Learning, Devel. Intervention Programs; Bachelor of Education
Registration number
Registration category
Additional PACFA credentials

College of Counselling

Accredited Supervisor
Accredited PACFA Registrant

Private health rebate/NDIS provider
Offers telehealth

* Certified Practicing PACFA members have studied at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above, with a minimum of 400 hours instruction in counselling or psychotherapy subjects, plus have a minimum of 40 hours client contact, and 10 hours of supervision.

Clinical PACFA members have met the education standards above and have accrued a minimum of 750 client contact hours, including 75 hours of supervision.

About me

My practice
Ben offers a range of counselling and therapeutic services via his organisation. For a full list of the org's services visit their website here -

Individually Ben offers:

Online counselling - narrative therapy
Outreach counselling - narrative therapy, trauma counselling, outdoor and nature based therapies
Bush Adventure Therapy for individuals or small groups

A little about Ben

Ben specialises in using narrative therapy, outdoor counselling, and bush adventure therapy. He has trainied in Narrrative Therapy (Masters), Neurodevelopmental approaches (NMT Phase 2), EMDR Therapy (EMDRIA Level 2) and Solution Focused Therapy. He is experienced working with a broad range of individuals, families and groups who may be facing or experiencing the effects of problems such as: trauma; mental ill-health; isolation and/ or disadvantage.

Ben is a director of Adventure Works offering a range of bush adventure therapy services across the the Eastern States, including individually tailored therapeutic outdoor experiences for individuals or small groups experiencing hardship. Adventure Works also offer training, research and evaluation services in the field of bush adventure therapy.

Alongside Adventure Works, Ben practices as a senior clinician with Berry Street’s Take Two program working with young people who have experienced significant developmental trauma or neglect. View his full bio here:

What is narrative therapy?

There are many versions of narrative therapy. Each shares a set of principles that unite narrative as a rich and ethical way of working with people from all walks of life. One description that resonates with outdoor counselling and bush adventure therapy follows:
"As people, we are inescapably meaning-makers. We have an experience, and then attach meaning to it. Since time immemorial, and the days around the campfire, we have been telling stories. Stories are the most familiar means of communicating the meaning we find in our experience. Narrative therapy is interested in the stories we live by - those stories we carry with us about who we are and what is most important to us. Narrative therapy involves unearthing these, understanding them and retelling them [in ways that make us stronger]."
Sween, E., 1998

What are outdoor counselling and bush adventure therapy?

Outdoor counselling and bush adventure therapy are diverse and holistic approach to therapy that incorporates practices drawn in this case from narrative therapy and time spent in contact with nature, in the bush. We think of adventure in its broader sense as an intention, a movement towards something, something that is potentially unknown and unfamiliar, which may include individually chosen and tailored adventurous experiences.
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Practice opening hours
Issues I can help with
Anxiety, Childhood or adolescent issues, Depression, Disability support, Family or parenting, Mental health issues, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Social skills, Stress, Trauma recovery, Veterans and Defence Forces issues
Type of therapy offered
Integrative therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Narrative therapy, Person-centred counselling, Play Therapy, Psycho-education, Solution-focussed therapy

Practice addresses

Practice NamePractice AddressSuburbStatePostcode
Adventure Works Australia Nth East RegionVIC3733
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