ABOUT DR VALERIE BROWN
Dr Valerie Brown
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology
Meet Dr Valerie Brown
Valerie is a fully-registered Clinical Psychologist with nine years’ clinical experience across the lifespan, ranging from children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. She has a warm, genuine, and non-judgemental style and strongly believes that therapeutic intervention can bring about change and contribute to a more fulfilling, connected and meaningful life. In therapy, she often explores underlying patterns that can create emotional and relationship problems, thus helping her clients gain a more in depth understanding of their issues. She has a very practical approach and understands the importance of providing useful and hands-on strategies that can help her clients move forward.
Valerie’s treatment is client-centered and evidence-based, and uses mostly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but also Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Valerie is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as well as the Medicare Better Access Scheme. She can also see individuals registered with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), WorkCover, TAC and NDIS.
Background and experience
Valerie was awarded both Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and PhD degrees by the University of Melbourne, after having completed an Undergraduate Degree majoring in Psychology at Monash University, with her final year (Honours) undertaken at the University of New England in NSW. Her postgraduate research focused on better understanding the mental health aspects of menopausal hot flushes.
Her previous clinical experience includes working at the Royal Children Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital, the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, the Department of Education and Training, and general medical practices in Sale and Maffra. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Valerie worked in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, tourism, economic development and administration.
Valerie was born in France and has been living in Australia for over 30 years. She has travelled extensively overseas and in Australia, and has settled in Gippsland 27 years ago. Her current personal interests spread across gardening, handy work and renovating, jewelry making, reading and international politics.