Wendy is currently unable to accept new clients.
Wendy offers counselling to individuals, couples and families in-person, online, or in Sydney's historical Centennial Park.
These are one-to-one sessions where we talk about the things that are making you feel distressed, overwhelmed or worried.
With a speciality in supporting people following the death or disappearance of a partner, parent, child, sibling, relative or friend, I will share the wisdom gained from speaking with thousands of people after a loss.
By taking time to understand what is happening for you, I will use a range of evidence-based and supportive therapies to respond to your individual circumstances. These include grief and trauma theories, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy with a specialisation in grief, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and a Strength Based Approach.
Together we will look at the many impacts of grief and stress on your life, and find practical ways to manage these in the days, months and years to follow.
Couple & Family Therapy
Couple and Family Therapy is useful when you, your partner or family want to improve communication and reduce conflict within your relationship.
These sessions can also help when a crisis has occurred or when there are major decisions to be made.
I am experienced in working with couples and families experiencing communication issues, relationship dissatisfaction, infidelity and betrayal, parenting concerns, changes in couple and family roles, and grief and trauma.
As a qualified Couple and Family Therapist, I don't take sides or tell you what to do. Rather, I work collaboratively with you to improve understanding and find solutions.
We look at the current state of your relationship and the impact of recent and past experiences. We explore what you each want, and introduce practical tools to improve your communication and decision-making.
Support Session after a Death
This service is for individuals, couples, families, and work and friendship groups who need humane and professional support following a death. Evidence shows that early support after a sudden or traumatic death can make a significant difference to long-term recovery.
By meeting together in your home, your workplace or in my office, we find ways to talk about what has happened. We discuss the range of normal reactions to grief and trauma, as well as strategies to support yourself, your children, and one another over the coming days and months.
Drawing upon my extensive experience working in Palliative Care, Forensic Medicine and the Coroners Court, I can also provide guidance about practical issues and referrals to others services.
Online and telephone support services have been growing in popularity over recent years, offering more choice and flexibility in how we receive help. This is especially relevant during COVID, and the restrictions and demands of our changed world.
There is strong evidence that psychological therapy delivered online is just as effective as face-to-face.
Accordingly, I offer a range of online services which can be accessed wherever you are in Australia or overseas:
'Walk & Talk' Therapy
There are many known benefits of being in nature. From positive effects on psychological and physical health to enhanced social and spiritual well-being.
During times of crisis and loss, connection with nature can help regulate our emotions, lower stress levels, and bring mindful attention to the present.
For these reasons I offer 'Walk & Talk' Therapy in Sydney's historical Centennial Park. We walk at your pace, pausing to sit if you wish, and away from the main paths for maximum privacy.
For those with mobility issues or as a personal preference, there is the option to remain seated for the entire session overlooking one of the many beautiful spots in the park.
Sessions in the park provide all the benefits of counselling, within a natural therapeutic environment.