MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
My Strengths As A Therapist
As a person, I’m a deeply caring human being. As a worker, I am thorough and conscientious. As a psychologist, counsellor and therapist, I would say that my approach is humanistic, holistic and strength-based. I counsel with my “heart” while being able to maintain objectivity, sensibility, rationality, reason and logic in looking at my clients’ issues.
One of my greatest strengths is my ability to tune into my clients thoughts and feelings and penetrate deep into the root of their problems and help them get unstuck.
As a competent practitioner with 15 years of experience in the field of Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health, when we are talking about the area of self-esteem, I am able to help clients heal from their unresolved emotional childhood issues and help them build a new sense of self and a foundation of being that was never there due to absence of proper parenting or positive role modelling.
I am also Existential in my approach. In other words, I am philosophical and creatively intellectual in being able to help clients find meaning in the meaninglessness of their circumstances. June helps a person find meaning in their lives.
I believe the root of most cases of depression, low self-esteem, lack of trust in oneself, having no confidence in oneself, inability to heal from setbacks happen because clients do not love themselves. I am able to take a client on a journey to self-love.
Experience You Can Count On
When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it’s important to have a knowledgeable professional you can turn to. It has been 15 years that I have been practising in the field of Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health. I have spent my time in tertiary and school settings, mental health services and in private practice counselling. I’ve provided counseling and psychological services to clients in country Victoria as well as in the suburban and metropolitan areas of Melbourne. I have also worked with the substance affected and marginalized population. My expertise covers areas such as Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Self-Esteem Issues, Relationships, Life Changes and Transitions, Unresolved Childhood Issues, Cultural Assimilation and many others. I’m happy to share my experience and qualifications. Check out my CV, and call me today to book a consultation or make an enquiry.
OWNER AND PSYCHOLOGIST OF INNER PEACE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE (ESTABLISHED JANUARY 2018)
January 2018 - Present
In January 2018, I established my own practice, "Inner Peace Counselling & Psychology Practice."
PSYCHOLOGIST IN VARIOUS PRIVATE PRACTICES
July 2014 - July 2021
I first went into Private Practice in July 2014 working in several practices seeing clients ranging from Adolescence, Adults, Mature Adults and the elderly enjoying my work in various practices. For 7 years I have worked for many different practices ranging from the ones located in Melbourne CBD, to a Medical Centre, to the outer suburbs of Melbourne and back to the city again. Among these practices that I have worked with were:-
The Three Seas Psychology Practice
Moonee Ponds Medical Centre
Wings Wellness Clinic
The Talk Shop
Counselling In Melbourne
CASE MANAGER, MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN AND PSYCHOLOGIST (LATROBE VALLEY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE - LATROBE REGIONAL HOSPITAL, TRARALGON)
October 2010 - November 2013
I was a Case Manager, Mental Health Clinician, Assessment Practitioner and Psychologist carrying out the role of a Clinician at Latrobe Valley Community Mental Health Service, under the jurisdiction of Latrobe Regional Hospital in rural Victoria. I performed out-reach work and assessed clients as part of the Crisis Assessment Team (CATT) at the Emergency Department of the hospital dealing with clients presenting with mild, moderate to severe mental health conditions.
SCHOOL COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOLOGIST (LAVALLA CATHOLIC COLLEGE - KILDARE SENIOR CAMPUS)
April 2008 - September 2010
I was a School Psychologist at the Kildare Senior Campus of Lavalla Catholic College. I counselled adolescents in this capacity providing support, guidance and direction for the youth.
UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNSELLOR - SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE (PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST)
June - October 2006
I supported tertiary students in this role both local and international from the young to the mature-aged journey through their university academic life. My international background coupled with my personal experience of having been an international student in America and Australia have definitely given me the edge to understand the student experience being away from their home or even the familiar challenges of life as a university student.
PROJECT OFFICER/SOCIAL WORKER (MALAYSIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RELIEF - MALAYSIAN CARE)
April - October 2004
In the role as a Project Officer and Social Worker of this non-profit organization, I was exposed to the lives of the marginalized population in the Malaysian Society and participated in programs aimed to bring some relief to their struggles. Activities could consist of carrying out cooking activities with mentally unwell clients; participating in delivering free food in soup kitchen events for ex-prisoners; supporting ex-women prisoners in their morale by carrying out cooking activities with them; visiting and socially engaging with the marginalized community individuals who are stricken in extreme poverty.
HELPING HAND HELPLINE (TELEPHONE COUNSELLING SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE USERS)
March - July 2003
In this role, I provided counselling and supported substance users through their difficult journey of substance abuse.
MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY (COUNSELLING)(MPSYCH COUNS) MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
February 2005 - December 2007
Achieved a Grade of Distinction for my 16,000-Word Qualitative Master's Thesis, "Clarifying the Concept of Healing in Transpersonal Psychology," under the Supervision of Senior Lecturer, Dr Anthony Philip Greenway of Monash University.
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (B.A. PSYCH) SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, USA.
January 2001 - December 2002
Pursued a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Bachelor's in Psychology. As I chose to take the Liberal Arts Education Pathway for my Undergraduate Studies, it developed my "Creative Thinking Skills". It gave me I the opportunity to study American Philosophy, Language and Gender Studies, Communication studies and etc.