June Chia, MAPS MCCOUNP
MPsych (Couns), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
BPsych, SIUC, Illinois, USA
June Chia is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She has 10 years of working experience in mental health, counselling and in the psychological fields. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and she is also a Member of the Counselling College of the Australian Psychological Society (MCCOUNP).
June has been an Acute Mental Health Clinician for 3 years in the public mental health setting and a School Psychologist for 2 ½ years in rural Victoria. She was also a University Student Counsellor when she was a Provisional Psychologist at Swinburne University. For the past 3 years, June has been in Private Practice.
June is Malaysian Chinese by nationality. She has now been a resident in Australia for 12 years. June has studied in the United States and here in Melbourne Australia. She is familiar with the experience and challenges of having to cope as an international student and as a foreigner, she has her set of experiences in integrating with mainstream Australian culture. While not losing her personal essence, June has found her place and feels truly blessed where she is. As a migrant, she can understand the identity and cultural challenges that people from different backgrounds may face.
Besides helping people through counselling, June’s passion is in writing and spirituality. She knows there is a difference between being religious and spiritual. Among her modalities, she uses approaches such as:
June’s approach to counselling has its foundation in her belief of the “Human Potential”. She is very keen in the concepts of Personal Growth and Personal Development. For those of us who have heard of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the concept of Self-Actualization inspires June. She believes that everything has hope for change, improvement, further learning and evolution. She believes in the goodness of every human being. June views that sometimes as human beings, we may be lost or misguided and all what one needs is a helping hand to hold the other as one helps the other as much as one is helping oneself to find a way out to a better place.
June is a very empathetic and truly compassionate person. Clients would describe her as a compassionate, soft-spoken, non-pretentious and caring practitioner. She would like to be in tune with her clients first before she helps them in their journey. For June, life is a journey and she sees her role as a counsellor, psychologist and therapist to journey with her clients in their own paths. June aspires to be a person of personal and professional integrity and hoping to make the world a better place.
June has written a Writing Activity and Interactive Discussion Book for Children and their Parents, Teachers, Carers and Guardians that she intends to market to the public. It is entitled, “Good Values in Children: Developing A Moral Compass for the Young (Ages 8 to 12 Years).” It is available at www.booktopia.com.au and www.bookdepository.com.
June will see clients from age ranging from Adolescence (Ages 13 – 19 years), Young Adults (Ages 18 – 35 years), Middle-aged Adults (Ages 36 – 55 years)and Older Adults (Ages 55 to older). June has developed a particular interest recently with the aging population.
Following the list below are all different types of issues, problems, challenges and circumstances that June can help clients with:
June is available at the Little Collins Street city office during the week
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with June.