Sandra has a compassionate, gentle approach, providing therapy tailored to the individual’s needs. She works collaboratively assisting clients to access and strengthen their own innate resources.
Client group: Adults interested in assistance with life changes, health and lifestyle issues, or dealing with anxiety, depression, panic attacks or trauma symptoms. Individuals with a need for a deeper listening and understanding, or searching for ways to recover their sense of aliveness and vitality. Those wanting support or coaching as they work towards particular goals.
Areas of interest:
- Self-regulation training for managing anxiety, and triggered emotional reactions, often related to past trauma
- Changing unwanted patterns
- Integrative Restoration-iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
- Use of visualisation strategies to enhance the change process
- Mindfulness Skills training for relaxation and stress management
- Improving awareness of/ and managing thinking distortions (CBT)
- Individual relationship communication skills enhancement
Compassion-focused, gentle, tailored to individual’s needs.
Mindfulness Skills Training – drawing from Integrative Restoration – iRest®, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, ACT Mindfulness, Dan Siegel’s “Mindsight” & Interpersonal Neurobiology,
Focused Psychological Strategies
Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy
Psycho-education regarding brain and emotions
Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy, drawing from Janina Fisher’s and Pat Ogden’s work
Solution-Oriented Approach- drawing from Bill O’Hanlon’s work
NS-NLP/Visualisation and other related strategies – drawing from Steve & Connirae Andreas, Michael Hall, Bill O’Hanlon, Robert Dilts, Steven Gilligan,
Coaching re self-management, lifestyle and goals
Heart Math EM wave monitor ‘biofeedback’ technology
Open Arms- Veterans’ and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service (previously known as VVCS)
A contract counsellor for Open Arms/ VVCS for many years, I can provide services to returned military personnel/ veterans, and their spouses, and the children of Vietnam Veterans. (Clients can call Open Arms directly to refer themselves: 1800 011 046)
Contract counsellor, providing supportive counselling for carers. (Carers may be eligible for up to 6 sessions per year. Contact the Sydney office for referral: 02 9280 4744 )