Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and Sociology)
Member of ACA
Wena’s qualifications and professional expertise are underpinned by her acute intuitive insights, and natural attributes, such as empathy and ability to listen. Wena holds a membership with the Australian Counselling Association, with experience in all areas of adolescent, adult, couple and family counselling with a keen interest in helping people with various addictions, anger management and family relationships.
Wena is down-to-earth, non-judgmental and committed to providing a safe space for her clients to explore their inner feelings. In her work as a therapist she helps to restructure those aspects of a person’s self that have been traumatised or challenged, so that they can experience feelings of joy and optimism again. Wena believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the resources that they have. She helps her clients to be solution orientated, so the focus is shifted from the problem to what steps can be taken to reach your goals.
Wena engages in a person centred, strengths based approach ensuring her clients feel respected, understood and supported. Therapeutic techniques that Wena draws from include Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Mindfulness. These techniques are certainly tailored to the individual needs of each client, whether they are an adolescent, adult, couple or family group.
Wena Spies has appointments available in the following location: Sunbury
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