About Sandra Pucci

Sandra was born in Italy and gained her first Psychology qualifications there. While in Italy she practised in a number of environments including hospitals, private clinics and adoption.

Migrating to Australia almost a decade ago, she studied English and worked in adoption and permanent care and gambling addiction counselling; then she gained an Australian Masters in Clinical Psychology after which she went on to work in a number of community and private clinical settings.

Sandra’s therapeutic aim is to work collaboratively with her clients to enable them to have access to their best resources.

Sandra uses a number of interventions, including a psychodynamic framework, which explores past relationships and experiences, but tailors it to the specific needs of her clients.

When deemed appropriate, best practice evidence based therapies and short-term approaches may be chosen.

This team-work makes it possible to identify and achieve prominent goals, thus enhancing the client’s sense of well being.

Qualifications

Master in clinical psychology in Australia.

Doctor in Psychology (clinical and community) in Italy.

Specialist in Psychotherapy in Italy.

Registrations

Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with Medicare.

Registered as a Clinical Psychologist – practitioner with AHPRA.

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Registered as a Psychologist (Clinical scope of practice) in New Zealand.

Registered as a Psychologist (Clinical and Community) and Specialist Psychotherapist in Italy.

Area of Expertise

Stress & Anxiety

Depression

Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Grief issues

Self-esteem issues

Adjustment issues

Body Dysmorphia and eating issues

Life transitions

Relationships and interpersonal relationships

Children psychological and behavioural issues

Parenting

Family matters including separation and divorce

Migration related settling issues

Gambling issues affecting both self & others

Alcohol & drug use affecting both self & others

Types of treatment

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Clients

Children (2 years+), adolescents, adults, elderly, couples and groups.

Locale

Servicing areas such as Camberwell, Malvern, Malvern East, Armadale, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Burwood, Ashburton, Chadstone, Kew, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Balwyn,Surry Hills, Mont Albert, Toorak, Kooyong.