Trained as a Health Psychologist, Sandra has been registered as a psychologist since 1990, and was a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for 30 years, until she transferred her membership to the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi). Her training has been in focused psychological strategies, CBT, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal therapies, including Solution-Oriented Psychology, the Gottman approach, and NLP. She uses an eclectic approach to meet the unique needs of individuals presenting with a broad range of concerns:
- Adjustment to periods of transition, or particular difficulties in life
- Depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders
- Relationship issues
Part of the process involves assisting individuals to become more aware of their strengths and coping strategies, understand themselves better, and improve strategies to manage emotions, mood, behaviour, lifestyle and interpersonal challenges.
Sandra has a strong interest in health and the mind-body connection, and uses a gentle, wholistic approach with her clients. She regularly updates her knowledge and skills with professional development training, and has been completing training in Integrative Restoration – iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation – Level 2 Teacher Training (2019).
In her spare time, Sandra enjoys spending time with her husband and family, physical fitness pursuits (currently Gyrotonics, walking and gym), meditation, art and design, including Japanese Brush Painting (Sumi-e), and knitting/crochet.