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Sandra Buchanan

Phone:021 880 747
Address:40A Filleul St.
Near corner with York Place, and above a physio practice. One hour's free parking available in Golden Centre opposite.
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About Me and My Practice

I am Otago born and bred, but lived in the UK for many years where I was very strongly involved in issues of politics and social justice. Such issues are still very important to me, in both my personal life and in my work.

I worked in many areas before becoming a psychotherapist. It was my own personal experience of being in therapy that stimulated my want to pursue this career.

I have now been training and working as a psychotherapist for ten years, my primary training having been at The Ashburn Clinic in Dunedin. I am particularly experienced in working at depth, to get to the heart of one's difficulties. However, I also enjoy and value shorter-term, more focused work. My areas of expertise and interest include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and addictions. I am also experienced at working with sexual trauma, both adult and historic childhood abuse.

I studied Te Reo Maori for some years.

Practice Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 10 - 6

I am taking on new clients at present

Duration and Cost

Appointments are 50 minutes. My fee is $90 + GST per session ($103.50).

Accepted by Insurers

Some people on benefits or low income may be eligible for Disability Allowance under Work and Income (WINZ), which will pay about 2/3 of my fee.

Formal Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (King's College London, UK)
Master of Arts in Communication in Computing (Middlesex University, UK)
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes (Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London)
The Ashburn Clinic Psychotherapy Training Programme (The Ashburn Clinic)
The Ashburn Clinic Theory of Psychotherapy Seminars (The Ashburn Clinic)
Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice (The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists - NZAP)

Other Training or Experience

Studying for Certificate of Proficiency in Arts, in Te Reo Maori, at the University of Otago.

Statutory Registrations

The Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand

Memberships of Professional Organisations

Member: New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

Additional Information

None listed