Patrick Bensen, MA, APA, CCC, IAC has a Masters in Psychology and is originally from Norway. He has worked as a Clinician in Counselling Psychology or Psychotherapy for the Royal Social Service of Norway under the Ministry of Health and Mental Health. He has over 7,500 hours of direct counselling experience.
As a member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association), and IAC (International Counselling Association), Patrick has consulting rights to the United Nations and the APA (American Psychological Association).
A milestone achievement in Psychotherapy include: having represented Norway two times at the United Nations and four times at the Council of Europe; in 2016, Patrick was chosen by the United Nations’ Scientific Committee to be one of the keynote speakers for the 50th years anniversary symposium of IAC; invited by Harvard Medical School to talk on advanced methodology; and is registered as an Expert for the European Union.
Patrick is well-trained to work with either individual using CBT and Client-centered method (Rogers) or with couples where he mainly uses the Gottman therapeutic model to assist couples in meeting their interpersonal needs met.
Patrick also has a major in Organizational Psychology that can be useful for Workplace Counselling, Organizational Change, and HR Counselling. He is the CEO of PB Consulting Ltd and has a seat as a committee member for the Canadian Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award delivered every year across Canada by the APA.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys activities in nature, and sports like snowboarding (he was an assistant trainer for the Olympic Norwegian Snowboard Junior Team). Patrick is also a skilled musician and singer. Lastly, he is also a film maker and has produced films that were presented at the International Film Festival in Cannes.