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Counselling with Sandra

Counselling is a deeply healing modality in having someone who will listen to you, be objective, non-judgemental, and support you to unpack the issue you are faced with.

Counselling offers you space. Space to express your feelings. Space to unpack your anxieties and fears. Space to grieve your losses. Space to understand your behaviours. Space allows change to emerge, for the steps to become known and for you to have the confidence to take those steps.

Counselling isn’t a quick fix nor is it about simply talking and taking no action but also it has no fixed outcome or destination that you need to try and attain.

Sandra specialises in working with people in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, stress & depression

  • Trauma

  • Behaviour change

  • Workplace issues such as bullying & harassment

  • Woman's issues such as lack of self worth, low self esteem & poor body image

  • Relationship issues

  • Life transitions

  • Career transition
     

"I found Sandra to be gentle in her approach.

It's not always easy to share intimate details of what one is experiencing in life, but Sandra's integrity and guidance provided a safe space for me to discuss a matter very close to my heart.”

NP - Queensland

Types of Counselling with Sandra

Sandra uses the following counselling methodologies to inform her practice, usually using all or a combination of these in each consultation.

Facilitating behaviour change

 

Unwanted behaviour can be classified as any behaviour that is away from the state of feeling settled and ready to attend to life’s requirements.

 

For lasting behaviour change, we must be willing to identify why the behaviour is occurring in the first place.  Following a simple yet powerful methodology, the counselling consultation supports you to unpack the underlying layers of the ‘why’ under the ‘what’ of the behaviour that may feel as though it is all consuming or hard to surmount.

The methodology used understands that all unwanted behaviour is a result of anxiety first. From this premise you are supported to look at the issues you are facing free of judgement or self-admonishment.

Strength-based therapy

A strength-based approach to Counselling focusses on your innate strengths and not your known or perceived weaknesses. This approach recognises that you are mastered in some areas of life but may not be in others and therefore you can draw on your ‘bank’ of strengths to support you in your life.

Person-centred therapy

 

At the centre of the Counselling consultation is you and that you know what is best for you and that you can find your own solutions to deal with life’s challenges. The Counsellor’s role is to offer an objective, non-judgemental environment.

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