Wendy EVELEIGH is a registered clinical psychotherapist and an accredited supervisor with PACFA (Reg. 21515). Since 1994, she has worked as a counsellor in Family Support Services, Crisis Intervention agencies, Court Support programs, and as an Accredited Mediator with the Attorney General’s Department with Northern Region Community Justice Centre. In 2008 she commenced private practice at LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre. In addition to private practice, she commenced employment as a specialist counsellor with NSW Health, in the field of addiction.
In her private practice, she specialising in the treatment of trauma. Her work is grounded in Somatic Experiencing and is informed by Expressive Therapies, Transpersonal Psychology, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Her range of qualifications include: Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice (UNE); Postgraduate Studies in Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counselling; Advanced Diploma of Sexual Assault Counselling; Diploma in Counselling Studies; Diploma in Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counselling; and a Diploma Community Services (Case Management). She has completed the three year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training program and is approved as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI). Early in 2019, she completed a 16 day Skills Training for Trauma Therapists with Kathy Kain (USA).
She is currently completing her final year in Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and Master in Mental Health Practice. In addition, she will complete her final training in EMDR, later in 2019.
She is an Accredited Counsellor with:
• Carer NSW – National Carer Counseling Program (NCCP)
• Cancer Council (NSW) – Cancer Counselling Professionals Association Inc
• Blue Knot Referral Database (Blue Knot is registered with National Redress Scheme)
• Trauma Support Providers’ Directory
• EAP Provider with: Hunter New England Local Health District; Access EAP; Converge International; D’Accord; Eudoxia; Optum
LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre has been nominated for awards in the Gunnedah & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business & Services Awards, in the category of “Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery”:
• 2016 Business & Services Awards – Finalist.
• 2018 Business & Services Awards – Winner.
At LIFE MATTERS, Wendy provides a unique blend of psychotherapy & personal growth facilitation and offer a variety of modalities, including specific focused psychological strategies, experiential therapies, and somatic process work to explore your own story & help facilitate personal growth, empowerment, self-compassion & transformation. In life, and in her practice, Wendy believes in continuing to learn and grow; a mindset that has shaped her education and career. Her professional training includes more than two decades dedicated to understanding trauma and mental health.