- Bachelor of Social Work degree
- Master of Arts degree
- Master of Science degree
- Specialist training in psychotherapy
- Specialist experience in gambling counselling
- Member UK Association of Solution Focussed Practice
- Member of the AASW
- Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
- Endorsed Health Care Professional with ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse)
- Qualified to practice as a Medicare Provider
My experience in therapeutic counselling goes back over 21 years to 1989. I’ve worked extensively in Australia and the UK and developed an international reputation as an online therapist. And if you are wondering how old I am, I was born in 1969.
Specialist Therapy Areas
I specialise in relationship counselling, sex and sexuality related concerns and therapy for burnout, mid life crisis and life changes. However I am also experienced in working with depression, anxiety, lesbian and gay counselling, counselling for gambling problems and counselling for drug and alcohol problems. Many people contact me with a view to discussing concerns around their pornography use and the concept of ‘sex addiction‘.
Approaches to Therapy
I take a collaborative approach to helping people and am interested in the way we make sense of our experiences. During my career, I have trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including but not limited to solution focussed counselling, motivational interviewing, family therapy practices and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy). However my current practice is mostly informed by social constructionist understandings.
I invite you join me in some therapeutic conversations online or in person. I welcome you to bring along stories of how you have dealt with or resisted the problems in your life, your struggles, your hopes and your intentions for the future, your curiosity and your determination. In helping people become unstuck and find direction, I am interested in exploring the way particular problems and ‘disorders’ are constructed through language and culture. Many of the ideas I bring to my work as a therapist derive from narrative therapy and the collaborative practices of renowned therapists such as Michael White, David Epston, Johnella Bird, Harlene Anderson and Art Fisher.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Ash Rehn BSocWk, MA, MAASW (acc.)
For more information, or to book a session, send me an email.