About Anne Evans

Counselling Services Northern Rivers, NSW

Hi, I’m Anne. For the past 15 years, I have been dedicated to the work of healing and growth. As a trauma, relationship, and mental health therapist with extensive training in trauma recovery and psychotherapy, I help individuals achieve healing, growth, and empowerment.

My approach includes resolving trauma, making sense of our personal histories, shifting beliefs, creating healthy habits, learning new life skills, and developing a powerful mindset. This multifaceted method enables my clients to live authentically without fear, creating meaningful lives, and coping better with life’s challenges.

My purpose is to guide clients from pain, struggle, and suffering towards health and well-being. When clients reclaim their innate sense of authority over themselves they begin to thrive.

I prefer a holistic approach that incorporates our minds (conscious awareness), our bodies (somatic practices), and the deeper parts of our brain (the subconscious mind). Since everything within us is interconnected, it makes sense to work with all our different parts to create a whole.

My work involves making sense of the past, healing it, and building a foundation of self based on awareness and actualisation. By being truly present in the here and now, and creating a healthy mindset, beliefs, and habits, we begin to reach our true potential. This way, living a full and enriched life becomes truly possible.

I have the academic training and professional experience to help you make sense of your personal history, the capacity to support you during the counselling process and the ability to guide you gently through your work, all the while respectfully helping you navigate towards your own healing and health.  

Seeking help from an unfamiliar person via online counselling can be an uncomfortable or confronting experience, so I do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through being open and approachable from the get-go.

I take enormous pride in the service I offer because I believe you deserve it. I am focused on tangible outcomes that create a sense of personal power. I work across the whole spectrum of life events and utilise the client’s life experience, hidden knowledge of self, and innate capacity for growth.  

By way of background, I arrived at this work later in life as it wasn’t until I experienced my own struggles in my late 30’s that I truly understood the profound change that can occur through the work of personal development and psychotherapy.

That difficult period in my life proved to be the catalyst for change and motivated me retrain as a Psychotherapist, specialising in trauma recovery. In the last fifteen years my passion has only grown as I continue to learn and deepen my practices to work with my clients.  

I hold a Bachelor of Arts/ Social Sciences from Monash University, a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling & Intervention from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and, a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling from The Cairnmillar Institute. I am an experienced practitioner in The Richards Trauma Process and am BWRT Level 1 Certified. 

I consistently engage in ongoing training and draw inspiration from many remarkable therapists, whose wisdom I regularly incorporate into my work. Their insights profoundly shape both my professional practice and my personal life. I look forward to being part of your self-discovery journey. 

Jesse Gristwood
Jesse Gristwood
Anne was so great. She is extremely comfortable and very knowledgeable. Anne was able to help me overcome some old habits and was able to help me come to terms with my past. I would recommend her to anyone.
Sara Baharlou
Sara Baharlou
I went to Anne with multiple Traumas . I was not Hopfull that it can help however my partner booked me in to see Anne .. Anne was very professional and wise. She tried alot to stop me from self sabotaging .. I am still dealing with anxiety day in day out however I feel more aware of my problems and also less aggressive and sensitive to some triggers.. not all my problems are solved as it was just four sessions with Anne! we could just work with couple of the issues... however it did help and I see a change .. I recommend TRTP specially for those battling with PTSD !
Leonardo Montealegre
Leonardo Montealegre
I'm so grateful that Anne assisted me when I need it the most; she has changed my life for good, I still see changes in my daily life. I highly recommended her as she is an excellent professional.
hanna yachou
hanna yachou
I've been seeing Anne Serrey for anger management and for TRTP as part of my court ordered diversion since April. I can comfortably say that slapping the guy that brought me to these counselling sessions was the best thing I've ever done. Absolutely life changing. I feel much lighter, I feel free, and unstuck for the first time since exiting my mother's uterus thirty odd years ago. Thanks so much Anne for all your help and your continued support. Highly recommend Anne's services.
Anne is amazing, TRTP has changed my entire outlook on life, how I interact with people, and what I’m doing. In the few months since TRTP my life has honestly changed so much for the better, it’s beyond what I could have ever imagined. My friends and family are also noticing it! And amazingly, every day gets better. Thank you so much Anne!
Rick Saunders
Rick Saunders
I would not hesitate to refer anyone seeking an effective solution to an ongoing mental health concern.
Poki Samuels
Poki Samuels
Well all I can say is that Anne has helped me get through some of the anger And trauma Been built up inside of me for years and I have not known how to deal with it. She took me step by step on to see how I could overcome these issues that were holding me back on achieving some of my greatest goals in life. Thank you so much Anne 🙏🏾
Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson
TRTP has completely changed the way I think about myself and the world around me. The changes have been extraordinary in such a short space of time. I suddenly find myself walking forward with a new set of positive core beliefs which others are noticing on a daily basis Anne supported me through the process with expertise, compassion and patience. TRTP really does offer you a new launch pad from which to embark on a new journey. I’m so grateful for having this opportunity to do this work with Anne
Daniela J
Daniela J
I had been struggling with life and reliving my trauma for over 20 years, I tried everything and nothing worked. Finally I was referred to Anne, who took me through The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as that is the process that helped shift the past and get you to a better place.  Words cannot express how she turned my life completely around. For once, I am actually excited about life, I am actually thinking about my future. I feel like my life has been reset, I have a second chance and I am developing my life the way I want it to be, rather than the influences I was brought up with. Anne, I am indebted to you, thank you so much.
Anna Anasa
Anna Anasa
Completing The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) with Anne has helped me profoundly. I feel free and less anxious around matters that used to overwhelm me, and my day-to-day experience is calmer and much less reactive. I can't thank Anne enough for this life-enhancing process!

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts/ Social Sciences  (Monash University)
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (VGCBCI )
  • Graduate Certificate  in Psychotherapy & Counselling (The Cairnmillar Institute)
  • Graduate Diploma  in Psychotherapy & Counselling (The Cairnmillar Institute)
  • Qualified Practitioner  in The Richards Trauma Process.

Professional Associations

  • CAPAV Membership Associate (Counsellors’ and Psychotherapists’ Association of Victoria)
  • Level 1 M.A.C.A member ACA  (Australian Counselling Association)
  • Anne Evans attends regular Supervision in accordance with the ACA and PACCFA guidelines and am in ongoing training and study.
  • Anne Evans subscribes to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices of the APA (Australian Counselling Association) and CAPAV (Counsellors’ and Psychotherapists’ Association of Victoria).

Professional Development

  • ASCA’s Trauma Informed Training for Workers  (Adults Surviving Child Abuse)
  • Attachment Theory and Adult Psychodynamic Practices Workshop (PDP Seminars)
  • Conflict Resolution (PDP Seminars)
  • Reconnexion 7th National Anxiety & Depression Conference  – The Art & Science of Therapy: Innovations in clinical practice and research for anxiety and depression  (2 day Conference)
  • Couples counselling Training using Inner Conflict Principles.
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Applying a Somatic Approach to Affect Regulation