Sandy currently works as an Early Support Worker for Newborn Hearing Screening in Victoria. Prior to that she was a community support worker at Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. Previously she worked as a Counsellor at The Alfred Hospital for over 11 years. She has also worked as a Counsellor at the Victorian Deaf Society and at Children and Family Services at Monash University. Before changing career directions, Sandy was a primary teacher & also worked as a Family Support Worker assisting people with parenting skills and organisational skills.
Sandy has qualifications in primary teaching, welfare, family therapy, bereavement counselling and mediation. She has worked with individuals, couples and families and has facilitated support groups.Sandy creates a confidential and non judgemental environment, where people are able to feel safe to discuss and express their feelings. Sessions may involve assisting people to identify their concerns, fears, parenting issues or areas that they may not be sure about and finding appropriate strategies or offering reassurance.
Sandy is committed to the notion of parenting being a positive experience for both children and parents/caregivers. She believes in creating a nurturing space for children to grow and develop and finding ways that parenting can be a joyful as well as a challenging experience.