About Wendy

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 Couple & Family Therapist, and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. 

Before The Session, I worked as a Forensic Counsellor for seven years supporting families following unexplained deaths, fatal accidents, the death of a child, suicides and homicides reported to the Coroner.

Previous to that I worked in Palliative Care and Oncology, as well as various hospitals in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. 

 

Being close to loss and grief 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 work with you if you're affected by grief, ambiguous loss, anxiety and relationship issues. 

 

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

You can read more about my counselling work in Any Ordinary Day, a best-selling book about trauma, loss and resilience by Leigh Sales. 

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

AASW-Accredited-Mental-Health-Social-Wor

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 and Relationships Australia

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Member of Australian Association of

Social Workers

Ambiguous Loss Specialist Counsellor, Missing Persons Advocacy Network

Outreach Program Counsellor, Open Arms Veterans and Families Counselling

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Recent Press: 

Interview with Dr. S. Wayland & Professor M. Maple, "Ripple Effects: Suicide Prevention", MiNDFOOD, Aug/Sep 2020, pp. 40-42

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