About June Brown
When I am working with you I will be drawing from a broad base of life experience and my own healing journey and personal development, as well as 10 years of professional training, volunteering and working with people in my private practice. I am passionate about my work and I am dedicated to using my skills and knowledge to the best of my ability so that you will have a positive outcome.
I have a Diploma in Holistic Counselling and have worked at Lifeline for 2 years and Open Doors (pregnancy loss) for 4 years. At present I am doing a Masters in Couples Counselling at Swinburne. I have now completed my Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling which involved completing education tasks at Swinburne and Relationships Australia. (I enjoy working with couples as I know the importance of having a functional and happy relationship for creating a happy home environment for the couple and their children). I enjoy grief work and helping people overcome their anxiety and sadness. Men's issues are also of great interest to me.
I have gained my inspiration for my work from personal experience and many leading practitioners and institutions. For over 3 years I have been engaged in weekly sessions with a therapist (a leading psychologist who works with people in a very unique and effective way) who has had a huge influence on the way I engage with people. The result of this work over time creates deep and lasting changes to the way we feel about ourselves, other people and life itself. For me it has created an inner strength and resilience to life events while being able to be fully engaged. This is the aim of the work I do with people.
I have an ongoing commitment to my professional development and standard of practice by attending monthly peer support group meetings and attending regular professional development programmes. Being a counsellor has taken a great deal of time, energy, personal self-reflection, determination and learning and the journey will always be ongoing.
"June was a great help duriIng a very difficult time in my life. My wife had decided to leave me and this was not what I wanted. June guided me to an audio CD and book by Dr David Schnarch, this book really helped me enormously. Through self confrontation and learning to control my own reactivity, I was able to change the dynamic of my marriage and win back my wife's heart. We are still together and have a much better relationship with a level of honest and openness I didn't think was possible. I have June to thank for this and most importantly June was there for me when I really needed a sounding board and I was in crisis."
(This male client would prefer to remain anonymous).
"We both felt that the counselling sessions with you (June) were extremely beneficial, and have allowed us to move on with our lives and focus on where we will go from here.” Roger also said “and you are quite right... we both feel closer to each other now and that our relationship is stronger since getting a better understanding of ourselves and how we made false assumptions and judgements about each other. Counselling has given us awareness and skills to manage difficulties in the future.
Thanks again for your invaluable guidance, input, and mediation".
"The counselling sessions were very helpful as they gave me a clear understanding of what was happening and why I was having panic attacks and how I could overcome these overwhelming and frightening feelings".
“During the counselling process I have felt comfortable and it has helped me to put my situation into perspective. Counselling has also helped me to gain self-confidence and self-respect. I wish I had done it years ago. If I had come to counselling when I was pregnant, it would have changed my perspective, outlook and decision about my choices. My life would be different now. I have realised through personal experience, just have valuable counselling is”.
Amanda Alford (2013)