LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”    ~M. Scott Peck~



WENDY EVELEIGH is a clinical registrant with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). 

Clinical Counsellor/Accredited Supervisor

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner ™ (SETI USA)

PACFA Reg. Clinical 21515


LIFE MATTERS provides a unique blend of psychotherapy & personal growth facilitation and offers a variety of modalities, including specific focused psychological strategies, experiential therapies, and somatic focused strategies to explore your own story & help facilitate personal development, empowerment, self-compassion & transformation.  Services range from generalist counselling through to intensive experiential & expressive therapeutic processes.  Process work will be determined subsequent to assessment & collaborative review.


Wendy Eveleigh


Since 1994, Wendy has worked as a counsellor in Family Support Services, Crisis Intervention agencies, and Court Support programs.  Between 2000–2008 she was employed by the Attorney General’s Department as an accredited mediator with Northern Region Community Justice Centre.  In 2008 she commenced private practice at LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre.  In addition to private practice, Wendy has been employed as a specialist counsellor with NSW Health since 2011, within Drug & Alcohol Clinical Services.


Qualifications/Certifications/Training Programs:

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice (GDMHP) (UNE);  Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (GCMHP)(UNE);  Postgraduate Studies in Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counselling; Advanced Diploma of Sexual Assault Counselling;  Diploma in Counselling Studies;  Diploma in Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counselling;  Certificate in Emotional Release Counselling for Children & Adolescents;  Diploma Community Services (Case Management). 

Wendy is currently completing her final year in a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and a Master in Mental Health Practice.

EMDR; Somatic Experiencing Practitioner ™ (SETI USA); Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists - Kathy L. Kain (USA); Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™  (Level 1) (SPI, USA); Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies (Bessel van der Kolk, USA);  Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma (Level 1)  (Dr Janina Fisher PhD);  Principles and Challenges of Trauma Treatment (Level 2) (Dr Janina Fisher PhD);  Working with Trauma-Related Dissociation & Complexity (Level 3) (Dr Janina Fisher, PhD); Advanced Topics in Practice, Technique & the Therapeutic Relationship (Level 4) (Dr Janina Fisher PhD); Attachment Styles & Relationship Trauma Training (Dr Diane Poole Heller PhD);  Trauma/Tension Release Exercises Certification Program™  (TRE Australia). 

Adults & Grief Training Program - Bereavement Counselling for Adults/Working with Bereaved/Dying Adults (Mal McKissock);  Children & Grief Training Program - Working with Bereaved Children (Mal & Dianne McKissock);  Supervision Competencies for Supervisors (Dr Elizabeth  Riley PhD); Certification in Transpersonal Psychology & Holotropic Breathwork™ ; Level 3: Voice Dialogue Training Program; .


The Gunnedah & District Chamber of Commerce - Business and Services Award

  •  2016 Business & Services Awards - “Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery” - Finalist             

  • 2018 Business & Services Awards - “Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery” - Winner

LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre was nominated in the Gunnedah & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry - 2016/2018 Business & Services Awards, in the category of “Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery”.