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About Wendy

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Specialist Grief Counsellor
Master-qualified Relationship Therapist
Certified EMDR Practitioner
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
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I’m Wendy Liu – hello.

 

I created The Session as a dedicated space for us to have therapeutic conversations about life, loss and grief. 

I am a Specialist Grief Counsellor, Master-qualified Relationship Therapist and a Medicare-approved Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.

 

I am also a Certified Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Practitioner with advanced training in its use with grief and trauma.

Before The Session, I worked as a Forensic Counsellor for seven years supporting families following sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths reported to the Coroner. 

Previous to this, I worked in Palliative Care and Oncology, as well as hospitals and health services in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. 

 

Being this close to loss and trauma each day has really honed my skills in supporting others during the toughest of times. 

This means I have the experience, training, and practical wisdom to help if you're affected by grief, trauma, or relationship issues, or if someone you know is a missing person.

In this way, I bring over 20 years of professional experience to our counselling sessions, as well as hefty doses of empathy, curiosity and authenticity. 

You can read more about my work in Any Ordinary Day, by Leigh Sales, The Space Between the Stars by Indira Naidoo or listen to my interview on Conversations with ABC Radio. 

Outside of The Session, I'm reading but promptly forgetting books, I'm baking and delivering sourdough, and I'm definitely swimming and cooking - just not at the same time.

See you in The Session.

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QUALIFICATIONS and 
AFFILIATIONS

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Bachelor of Social Work, University of Sydney

Graduate Certificate in Social Work: Dying, Death & Palliative Care, University of Sydney

Master of Couple & Family Therapy, University of New South Wales & Relationships Australia

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Medicare Provider

Member of Australian Association of

Social Workers

Certified Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Practitioner

Member of EMDR International Association 

Member of EMDR Association of Australia

Advanced Trainings in EMDR Therapy for Grief and Mourning, and Structural Dissociation with Dr. Roger Solomon

Ambiguous Loss Specialist Counsellor, Missing Persons Advocacy Network​

Outreach Program Counsellor, Open Arms Veterans and Families Counselling

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