Talked Spotlight: Interview with Claire Brown

The Talked Spotlight series is where we interview the clinicians who help make Talked the premier Australian digital mental health platform

Name: Claire Brown

Age: 28

Years practicing: 2

Specialty: Career Guidance, Coping Skills and Life Coaching

Please describe yourself in 20 words or less.

I'm a compassionate person who understands the bumpy journey that is life.

What is a hobby you love to do in your spare time?

I enjoy reading and love playing video games!

Why did you choose this career path?

I chose this career path following my own mental health journey. I wanted to be able to support people to live their best life, and this career path allows me to do that.

Tell me about one experience which has kept you doing what you’re doing.

One client came to therapy feeling quite down about life, it was visible in his physical appearance too. As we worked together over weeks and months, I could see changes being made, both mentally and physically. Being able to see these changes occur with the help of my support really instilled that I had chosen the right work, and it keeps me coming back day in and day out.

What is one piece of general advice that you would give to a client starting out their mental health journey?

Take it one step, one moment at a time, and never be afraid to reach out for help.

If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what career would you have pursued?

When I finished school, I wanted to be a teacher. I've always had the desire to impact lives, I guess becoming a therapist I still get to do that, just in a different way than I originally anticipated.

What is one item in your fridge that would surprise us?

Kimchi! I love the stuff.

Is there anything about you that you would like clients who are reading to know?

I'm an approachable, down to earth person, and I bring that to therapy.

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This Talked Spotlight was based on an interview conducted in September 2021.

Talked Spotlight is our series where we interview the professionals who help make Talked the premier digital mental health platform. The views expressed are those of the interviewees, based on their experiences within the profession, and as such are not necessarily representative of Talked's views.

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