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Sandra Turner

Phone:03 473 8645
Address:156 Gladstone Road
Dunedin 9010
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About Me and My Practice

I started my professional life in mental health nursing and nursing education, and then trained in psychodrama, group work, and psychotherapy. Through this I developed a particular passion for working in groups. I began to understand that everything exists in a system, nothing is in isolation. This view of the world lessens the judgement that easily occurs in all of us.

In my practice I focus on strengthening our ability to live with free will and with greater spontaneity - to role reverse with others.

I am trained as a psychotherapist, psychodramatist, supervisor, and trainer. My current areas of work include:

• Individual and group supervision

• Conflict resolution

• Team development

• Group work

• Relationship counselling

• Individual psychotherapy

• Psychodrama training

• Leadership and Group work training

Practice Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Clients by appointment only

Workshop and training events as arranged

Duration and Cost

A typical session as an individual is for 50 minutes. My fee is normally $100 plus GST.

Fees vary for workshops and work-based consultations.

Accepted by Insurers

I am able to accept people with funding from WINZ.

Formal Qualifications

Diploma for Graduates in Theology (University of Otago)
Psychodrama Director (Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association)
Advanced Clinical Practice (New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists)
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (Christchurch School of Nursing)

Other Training or Experience

None listed

Statutory Registrations

The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member (full): New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
Member (full): Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association

Additional Information


“To Rakiura and Beyond”, written by Sandra Turner and available from the Cancer Society Website:

I am Chair of the Ethics committee of the Australia New Zealand Psychodrama Association and the National Supervision Committee of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists. I am also a council member of the NZAP.