Fiona Werle

BA Soc Sc. Registered Counsellor (MACA)
Clinical Sandtray Therapist
Professional Supervisor (ACA college of Supervisors)
Member of The International Sandtray Association (IAST)
Member World Sand Therapy Association

Health Care & Professional Counselling Services

  • NDIS Provider
  • Private Health Insurance – Bupa, Police Health Fund, Doctors Health Fund, Medibank Private, GU Health
  • It is not necessary to see you Doctor first and you do not need a mental health plan to make an appointment to see Fiona.


Fiona works with clients with disabilities, non-verbal, ASD, Downs Syndrome.

Private Practice

Fiona specialises in Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and Self-deprivation. As a mental health practitioner, she understands her client’s psychological needs and offers the support, understanding and skills to move them towards good psychological health and wellness. Fiona works with children from as young as 3 years of age with all types of abilities and disabilities. Her clients also include older children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.


Fiona offers her clients coaching in areas of their life where they may feel lack of choice. Using the Sand technique helps clients to use their creative right brain to come up with creative solutions to problems

Books By Fiona

Building the Sandcastles of Life: A Parents Guide to Psychological Well-being for Children

This is a guide for parents who are interested in their childs health and wellbeing. Fiona takes you on a journey to explore the ‘Inner Child.’ This book will widen your perspectives as you take a new look at archetypes, fairytales and mythology to create a snapshot of the polarity of balance. Fiona is an Expert on Parenting and Family Relationships, she enables people to recognize issues hidden deep within their subconscious using techniques such as Sandplay, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.

Building the Sandcastles of Life: A Therapists & Teachers Guide to Psychological Wellbeing for the Inner Child. (Volume 2)

As therapists and teachers we know that no influence operates in isolation, that each dimension whether biological, psychological, spiritual or ecological all have influence over a person’s development. Like a microcosm each of these realms guide our clients in a direction, towards poor health or with a well-trained therapist or teacher as a guide, towards good healthy psychological wellbeing. Clients experience and way of being are intricately woven together in a complex variety of ways to create a psychological mapping of healthy body, mind and soul. Sandplay therapy can be used as an integral part to this microcosm of influences to guide your clients through aspects of personal development and self-growth.

We came to see Fiona because she was highly recommended, and we are so glad we did.

What I noticed first was she did not allow us to descend into ‘he said/she said’ stuff, but picked up on what was strong between us underneath.

It’s what we needed but had been overshadowed by other things which unbalanced all the good in our lives.

It was an approach which immediately helped us and taught us how profound it is to forgive and move on to the good stuff!

M. Webster

Having a child with ASD can feel terrifying and inspiring all at once but as I watch Fiona work with Eli I can see his ability to communicate and express himself growing in leaps and bounds which leaves us excited about what the future holds.

We are grateful for the amazing work that Fiona is providing to the community and our family.

L. Grech

Melissa Morgan

Goonellabah Business Hub
Suite 4/8 Slade Street, Goonellabah NSW 2480
0428 825 059
Healing Sands
Certified Sandplay Therapist and Counsellor
Masters of Education (Guidance & Counselling)
PostGrad Cert Ed
Bachelor of Arts (PrimED)
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy