Works as Counsellor / Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She works with a wide range of issues and problems including: childhood sexual abuse; domestic violence; anger management; health-related issues; substance misuse; addiction, to include drug and alcohol dependency; sex addiction; anxiety; depression; borderline personality disorder, low self esteem; bereavement / grief and loss issues; and relationship problems.
She has extensive experience of working with couples and adult families using a systemic approach which includes families affected by addictive disorders and dependency.
Sandra's way of working
Sandra integrates a range of evidence-based approaches and models into her couselling and psychotherapy work with clients including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Tapping. Sandra’s practice is also informed by Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness-based therapies.
Sandra works in a flexible, collaborative and client-centred way. She believes a strong therapeutic relationship is the key to successful therapy and will therefore work to develop this with her clients. This relationship will therefore underpin her approach regardless of the type of therapy being used.
Sandra's background and trainingAs a counsellor / psychotherapist, Sandra has worked in private practice, and in generic centres and those specialising in: pregnancy crisis; post abortion; adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; CBT groups for 11-16 year olds caring for a family member/s with substance use issues. She has also worked within a secondary school using Emotional Logic and also with adult addiction in residential clinics (both female only and mixed gender).
Sandra has a background teaching Business Studies and working as a Senior youth worker, Lecturer in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Sandra is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Sandra charges £60 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.