Wendy Kennedy

someone.health Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I'm Wendy 👋

I’m a bit of a late bloomer, having finished my psychology qualifications later in life. But that also means I’ve had plenty of time to experience the challenges and joys that life presents.

I have come to understand that, as humans, we share a common capacity for being vulnerable, highly emotional and confused at times, and at other times, can be incredibly courageous and brave under difficult circumstances. 

 

I’ve spent quite a while absorbed in a PhD studying happiness and life satisfaction which has influenced my approach to psychology and created a commitment to helping people reach their full potential, and to find a better quality of life. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and to working with you towards your goals.

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Wendy's ready to help you improve your mental health.

Academic Credentials

Wendy is a clinical psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Wendy completed a PhD in psychology in 2011 investigating the effects of chronic medical conditions on life satisfaction and psychological wellbeing, and an additional eight years of psychology training to become qualified as a clinical psychologist.

Wendy’s therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Trauma-focused Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness-based Therapy. Wendy is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Clinical Psychology Association, and the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies.

Counselling Experience

Wendy’s psychology experience includes working in private hospital settings delivering psychology education, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy to in-patient and day program groups; Gender Clinic work with clients experiencing gender dysphoria; psychology team member in a publicly-funded continuing care service for clients with ongoing complex needs, placement with the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA), and general practice clinic work covering a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life.

Wendy’s main client focus is on assisting with anxiety (general anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD – hoarding, PTSD and complex trauma), depression, grief and loss, gender dysphoria, life transitions, managing intense emotions, interpersonal relationships (individual counselling), and palliative care support. She is currently undertaking training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD and complex trauma.

Areas of experience

Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Wendy can help you with.

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