Hello, I'm
Sandhya


I’m the founder of Onwards and Upwards Psychology, mum of two human babies (and one fur) and a passionate paediatric psychologist. My passion lies in supporting children and families to connect to, understand embrace their whole-heated and unique selves. When you come to a session, my aim is to provide a safe space to explore difficult emotions, to help guide you on your child’s developmental journey using the latest evidence-based strategies and assessment tools, and to have a little fun along the way.

Our services


Onwards and Upwards Psychology has a special interest in helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We are able to help with other issues across the developmental stages of life and enhancing or adapting educational needs.

Assessments are helpful ways of gaining a better picture of where your child is at developmentally. It can be used to rule in or out diagnoses. Cognitive assessments can help reveal your child's unique profile
Commence ongoing therapy to help teach your child the unique set of skills required in their emotional toolbox. Sessions take a family-approach, helping the child as well as the parent support them in their journey
We offer parenting workshops based on the Circle of Security™ programme which focuses on early intervention strategies to enhance attachment and security. We also extend support beyond the clinic with.

Our Mission


At Onwards and Upwards, our aim is to teach kids to be confident and connected with their emotions and embrace their wholehearted, unique selves.

We recognize the important role that we get to play in mental health early intervention and the flow on effects in contributing to more emotionally stable and successful adults. The clinic uses a strengths-based approach and positive psychology in working with a child's strengths and weaknesses. We hope that in celebrating them, they learn to celebrate themselves.

Our Blog


Compassion Fatigue In Parents

One of the ways in which psychologists and parents are alike is that we tend to disregard our own self-care needs and focus on the needs of the [...]


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