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Dr Judith Brown

Dr Judith Brown

Mobile 0466 388 833
Family Therapist, Social Worker

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

Mobile 0466 388 833

I believe that the hurt that can occur in relationships is best able to heal in relationships with oneself and others that are safe, secure and responsive ... healing in the space between. The importance of the space between often goes unnoticed in our lives. It’s that pause for tea that allows for contemplation. It’s that split second we take for courage when our therapist asks a hard question. It’s that deep breath that helps us to find ourselves.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Assessment, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Online Video Consultations 
  • I provide Individual Psychotherapy (Child, Adolescent, Adult), Couple and Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Clinical Supervision and Training.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adoption / Foster Care, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Behavioural Issues, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Family / Parenting, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Dialogical Practice, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Existential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sandplay Therapy, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed

    I provide therapy where there are difficulties with: depression and anxiety; stress and anger management; trauma and neglect of children and adults; couple conflict; attachment and intimacy; separation and divorce; adjustment to blended families; parenting difficulties; child behavioural problems; grief, loss and bereavement; life transitions; family conflict; domestic & family violence; psychological abuse and emotional abuse; children in out-of-home care; carers and families in the context of mental illness and disability.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • PhD - 2018 - University of New South Wales
    • Psychotherapy Trainer & Supervisor Training in CFT - 2018 - Dialogic with University of Jyväskylä, FInland
    • Masters Couple and Family Therapy - 2009 - University of New South Wales
    • Cert. IV Training & Assessment - 2010 - University of Technology
    • Bach Social Work (University Medal) - 2007 - Australian Catholic University

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Association of Family Therapy
    • Australian Association of Social Workers
    • EMDRAA

    Quality Provision

    I have always had a keen interest in the interface of clinical practice and theoretical knowledge as it informs therapy sessions, and have done extensive training in both aspects of professional practice. This informs a therapeutic process that is both structured and responsive to the client's initial presenting problem and to their evolving therapeutic need. It also informs my provision of clinical supervision and training.

    Background

    I have worked clinically for 13 years within a government tertiary child & adolescent mental health clinic as well as non-government relationship counselling settings - providing therapy to individuals (adults, young people, children), couples and families. My research includes grief of mothers of those with intellectual disability, psychological and emotional abuse within families, and dialogical training. I am an internationally credentialed supervisor and trainer in dialogical approaches to couple and family psychotherapy, and regularly provide these services to practitioners and mental health clinicians. In addition I have taught at postgraduate level, and published and presented nationally and internationally on clinical practice.

    Appointments

    Hours are flexible and by appointment only. Online therapy sessions are available.

    Transport and Parking

    Practice location near Pymble Railway Station (east side), with on-street parking readily available.

    Fees

    As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, fees are based on those recommended by the AASW. Clients may claim part of the fee as a Medicare Allied Health rebate if referred by a GP or specialist under a Mental Health Care Plan.

    Payment Options

    Cash, cheque or bank transfer.



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    Judith Brown

    Family Therapist, Social Worker

    As a systemic couple & family therapist and dialogical psychotherapist, Judith emphasises the importance of safe, secure and attuned relationships to best promote mental health and well-being. Throughout all stages of the therapy Judith maintains a focus on individuals in the context of their past and present relationships. A variety of verbal and expressive therapeutic modalities are tailored to suit the immediate issues and the evolving needs of individuals, couples, families and groups....

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    • CBT, Dialogical Practice, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Existential, Interpersonal, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Sandplay Therapy, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed