About Steve Brown

I currently share my time between working as a therapist in private practice, teaching meditation and working as a social worker/counsellor in a Community Health Service

For the past 10 years I have conducted talks and run workshops and classes in mindfulness and meditation.

I also supply meditation cushions, mats and other meditation gear.

I have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years. My particular interests are in working with stress, anxiety and depression, and grief, loss and bereavement.

As a holistic practitioner, in my work with clients I include paying attention to lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, sleep and social connection..

I graduated initially in social work and have completed postgraduate training in:

  • Family Therapy (I am a clinical member the Victorian Association of Family Therapists)
  • Bereavement Counselling (I am an accredited counsellor with the National Association for Loss and Grief)
  • Existential / Phenomenological Counselling

In the 1980's I spent time in monasteries and ashrams in India, Thailand and Nepal studying Buddhism and meditation.

When I returned to Australia I started work in a hospice / palliative care service. I began to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into my counselling with people with a life threatening illness, and with people dealing with loss and grief. I worked in the field of death and dying, and grief and loss counselling for over 7 years.

I have also completed a Fine Arts degree and postgraduate studies in sculpture and ceramics, and maintain a daily yoga and meditation practice.



Steve is conducting a 6 week class in Northcote starting on 1 March 2017, on Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Download the course flier here



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Steve Brown
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