Sandra Alder

BSS (Hons) Psych
Psychologist  (Special Interest in Child & Adolescent)

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I am a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience. I specialise in working with children and adolescents but have also worked extensively with adults. I tend to view each client holistically and like to work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in achieving their therapy goals. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for clients. I have an eclectic approach to therapy, so it is personalised to focus on the individuals’ specific needs. I work using a range of different techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, and for the younger children, Play Therapy.


2021 – current - Psychologist in Private Practice, Lotus Psychology Services
2019-2021 – Psychologist, Ferns Community Mental Health
2011-2018 – Psychologist in Private Practice, Queensland
2007-2012 – Psychologist, Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme (Bushkids)
2006-2007 – Corrective Services Officer, Queensland Corrective Services
1999-2003 – Volunteer Counsellor, Manukau Victim Support Group (New Zealand) (including training
                        and work to assist families of homicide victims)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Psychology – Bond University, Queensland
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Massey University, New Zealand

Clinical Interests
Working with children and adolescents. I have a strong interest in working with anxiety, stress management, phobias, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, adjustment disorders, emotional regulation, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. I also have an interest in assisting people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Referrals accepted from MVA insurance, Worker’s Compensation, Medicare referrals, self-referrals. 


Referrals are accepted from MVA insurance, Workers’ Compensation, EAP, Medicare based referrals and self-referral.
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