Sandy Hungerford Counselling Psychologist
- Individual counselling/therapy
- Couple counselling/therapy
- Family counselling
- Professional supervision
- VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Services
Sandy’s approach is relational in that she firstly likes to provide a safe, relaxed environment. It is emotionally focused and so grounded, as she has had over 35 years experience as a counsellor.
Areas of expertise
Areas of expertise include depression and bereavement, trauma, anxiety, stress management, relaxation skills, team building, life style changes, migration issues, self esteem, general management issues, family/work place bullying, relationship issues, conflict resolution, grief, panic, adolescents and parenting.
Techniques utilised include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) (view “Alfred and Shadow” a short story about emotions), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt.
Sandy has a natural ability to make people feel at ease and provides a safe and trusting environment. This is essential in order for people to feel comfortable enough to open up to explore their deeper concerns and beliefs.
With 25 years working as a psychologist for State and Federal Agencies and 15 years in private practice, Sandy’s background as a counsellor has included extensive and ongoing training in US, Italy and Canada.
“My approach is mainly emotionally focused, but I like to also follow approaches that complement the individual’s current needs using the therapeutic relationship to nurture and explore the client’s inner wisdom and creativity.”
Working this way within the therapeutic relationship greatly empowers the person to achieve greater objectivity in relation to the situation.
People who come for counselling or therapy greatly benefit from the sessions and find they are more able to understand themselves, take control of their lives and become capable of:
- gaining greater clarity in relation to their situation
- learning techniques in managing thoughts and emotions
- developing better skills and greater awareness in approaching issues and therefore making more informed choices as to their needs.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”