Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith trauma counsellor Brisbane

Wendy Smith,
B Counselling, PACFA.

As a professional counsellor, I have a deep passion to see people find restoration and growth on their journey to wholeness and wellbeing.

My approach to therapy is always seeing the client as the expert of their life, however there may be times when extra support or direction is required through the therapeutic process. I believe that offering an encouraging environment to express and explore client needs is an important part of developing and working towards positive outcomes.

Having working foundations within aged care, disability and community outreach programs, I bring a substantial understanding of factors that can impact on individuals and families who may be experiencing distress in various areas of life. Adopting a holistic viewpoint, I will work with you from the perspective that a whole being is comprised of physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual aspects of self and all parts require attention to return to healthy functioning (1).

Every person is unique and may need a varied application of therapeutic styles to personalise their sessions. As an Integrative Therapist, I will utilise different modalities ranging from evidence-based practices such as ACT and CBT or draw from others including Creative Therapies and Solution Focused Therapy with a strong foundation in Person Centred Therapy. As a socially and culturally aware therapist, I offer a sensitive, warm, supportive and client focused approach that assists in building strategies to empower clients to be motivated towards bringing change and achieving their goals.

Working with adolescents and adults, my interests lay in generalised mental health care which include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Identity
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pre-decision and post termination care
  • Relationships
  • Intimacy issues
  • Faith based counselling
  • Understanding behaviours and patterns
  • Unresolved childhood memories/conflicts

Life is an ongoing journey that can hold many joys and challenges, however knowing that there is assistance available to navigate these can be helpful. My firm belief is that hope is ever present and an important part of instilling strength, resilience and moving towards successful results.

To make an appointment with Brisbane trauma counsellor Wendy Smith, try Online Booking – Mt Gravatt. Alternatively, you can call Vision Psychology (Mt Gravatt) on (07) 3088 5422.

  1. Janetzki, P. (2016). Five dimensions of an integrative framework: BEING [Lecture notes]. Unpublished manuscript, CO261, School of Social Sciences, Christian Heritage College, Brisbane, Australia