Lyn Benson is a Counselling Psychologist, Family Therapist and Parent Educator.  Lyn has been in full time private practice in Melbourne, Australia since 1997 (Frankston and Seaford). Lyn has extensive experience coordinating seminars and designing and facilitating skills training workshops and courses both for Australian and International participants.   Lyn has written and published articles on Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness, Relationships and Parenting and is committed to working with individuals and families to enrich their lives through the blend of Psychotherapy and holistic practices.

In recent years, Lyn has concentrated on developing and providing workshops  and courses to both the public as well as other health professionals, particularly in the area of Mindfulness. Currently, Lyn runs regular Parenting Courses in Seaford and Frankston.  Lyn is available to run these popular Workshops and Courses elsewhere in Melbourne and Interstate on application.  Please see "Mindfulness Workshops"page for a sample of Lyn's recent workshops and courses. 


Lyn works in the following areas:

·       Adolescents, helping them to achieve their full potential

·       Mindful Parenting Courses (Groups)

·       Relationship counselling (including transition to parenthood issues)

·       Women's issues including childhood sexual abuse

·       Family of origin issues

·       Stress and work related issues

·       Anxiety including Panic Disorders

·       Depression

·       Addictive Behaviours



·       Skills training workshops and courses

·       Mindfulness Therapies

·       Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

·       Family Therapy

·       Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Associations and Membership

  • Member: Australian Psychological Society
  • Registered: PBA - Psychology Board of Australia (Endorsed Counselling Psychologist)
  • Member: APS College of Counselling Psychologists
  • Associate: Kathy Walker Early Life Foundation    



Accredited Service Provider For

  • Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran & Veteran's Families Counselling Service
  • Victims Referral and Assistance Service
  • Transport Accident Commission
  •  Worksafe
  • Health Insurance Commission
  •  Medicare Local



Lyn Benson  

Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist

B.A., B.Ed(CounsellingPsych)., Grad Dip Social Sci (Family Therapy) MAPsS



Contact Information


Mobile: +61 417 114520

PO Box 410, Seaford Victoria 3198, Australia