I’m Josephine Byrnes-Luna, a Registered Professional Counsellor, Professional Supervisor and accredited Mediator (NMAS) working with individuals, couples, families and professionals across a range of workplace disputes, personal, professional and family situations, (Established 2007). Prior to this I have almost 30 years in Government developing a thorough understanding of the machinery of Government in NSW, and at the Commonwealth level within leadership and advisory roles.
My work as a Counsellor spans a variety of areas, including personal & relationship counselling, childhood development and parenting, workplace, career & management coaching / mentoring, grief and loss and I practice in Collaborative Law in the Family Law jurisdiction. This has provided me such an opportunity to assist people from all walks of life where I have been trusted into the ultimate privacy of their lifestyles and homes.
As a mediator with a diverse working life I have a very good understanding of different working sectors experiencing such a range of dynamics, I understand how workplace disputes can evolve and quickly escalate.
With almost 3 decades in the public sector I have developed a thorough understanding of the machinery of Government in NSW, and the Commonwealth level. This includes the formulation and implementation of public policy, regulation reform, design and delivery of government programs and services and the Parliamentary process.
My leadership style is strongly affiliative and collegiate with the utilisation of emotional intelligence to create bonds and harmonious relationships within the teams I lead. I believe in being a “results orientated” leader who clearly articulates objectives but allows subordinates considerable autonomy in how they deliver outcomes.
All these experiences have engendered a deep interest in, and engagement with, the local community and I have sat on varied Boards in the capacity of Board Member, Vice President, President and Board Advisory.
On a personal level, I am a very happy wife and mother of two boys, and I continue to enjoy and cherish the support of a very loving family as I pursue my dream – helping people.
I look forward to working with you.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Qualified Member of:
- The Australian Counsellors Association
- The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
- The ACA College of Supervisors
- The Australian Mediation Association
- Professional Counsellors Association (PCA) ACT & NSW
- Australian Counselling Academy
- Greater Narellan Chamber of Commerce
- NSW Chamber of Commerce
- Wollondilly Women in Business
- Director’s Institute