Sandra Bowden

I am a Clinical Counsellor, Registered Supervisor and Director of Counselling at Newlands Counselling, Supervisory and Training Services. I have 18 years of clinical counselling experience, working in various settings, such as community based counselling services, palliative care and mental health (Medibank Mental Health Solutions). In the last year I have taken on an adult education role, teaching the Diploma of Counselling. In addition to my teaching role, I supervise counselling students through placement, and care for and support clients through various presentations/experiences ranging from:

  Relationship Counselling



  Grief, loss and bereavement

  Pregnancy Loss

  Post abortion grief/trauma

  Major life transitions

  Terminal Illness

  Family relationships

  Mental Health

  Substance Abuse

  Domestic Violence


  Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)

  Diploma of Professional Counselling

  Diploma of Interpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy

  Certificate in Interpersonal Relationship Counselling

  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


  Emotion Focused Therapy

  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness

  Psychodynamic Approach


In the past 12 years I have developed specific expertise in post abortion grief and trauma, the impact of this experience on the individual, her intimate relationship, and her extended family relationships. This work created a particularly interested in how the abortion experience has been linked to alcohol and drug abuse in women, who had no prior history of substance abuse.


Clinical Level 4 member ACA (Australian Counselling Association)

PCA Membership (Professional Counselling Association ACT & NSW)

College of Supervisors (ACA)

Registered Supervisor (ACA)

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