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Compassionate, Caring Counsellor for Mind, Body & Spirit 

Private & Confidential Counselling

Bendigo Counsellor


 My name is Sandy Grace, I have a Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy  (Spiritual). I studied counselling at Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC).  I also have a Diploma in Nail Technology from the Starfingers Institute. I am a professional registered counsellor with Australian Counselling Association (ACA).  I use a variety of counselling skills to best serve my clients. I am a compassionate, caring counsellor who is thankful for the opportunity to help others in their journey through life. 

Having a diploma in nail technology and graduate diploma in counselling, I also specialize in helping children and adults break free of their nail biting behaviour and teach proper nail care to my clients who participate in the Victory Nails program. Victory Nails is uniquely designed and proven to help break nail biting and is tailored to suit my clients individual needs. You can read more about this in my blog below.

My Bendigo counselling room is situated in Golden Square, close to the Central Business District of Bendigo.  Clients in the Cohuna area are seen at The Neighbourhood House 29 Market St, Cohuna.

Couples Counselling


  • Self-Esteem & Identity
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation/Divorce/Re-Marriage
  • Parenting/Single Parenting
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sexual Problems
  • Child & Family Therapy
  • Stop Nail Biting Program

Individual, Couple or Family Counselling

Depression Counselling

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we may experience at some point in life. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. If you are experience intense sadness or have lost the motivation for living, seeking help from a caring professional is strongly advised or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 to speak with a trained operator.

Grief Counselling

Grief & Loss

Unfortunately grief & loss is something that most of us will face at some stage of life. If you are feeling down due to loss of a job, health or struggling with grief due to the loss or death of a loved one, talking to a supportive friend or compassionate counsellor from Vent Counselling can help you at this difficult time. 

Spiritual counselling is also available on request to help you through this sad time.

Relationship Counselling


Relationship counselling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.  Couples counselling is not restricted to male/female relationships, counselling is also available for same sex couples or transsexual relationships.

Contact Us

Bendigo or Cohuna

Vent Counselling is private, confidential counselling, servicing both Bendigo and Cohuna areas.  Counselling in Bendigo at The Sandhurst Podiatry and Consulting Rooms  395 High Street, Golden Square. Cohuna clients at the Neibourhood House, 29 Market St.

Physically meeting with a counsellor can sometimes be difficult therefore I do offer Skype or phone counselling as an option. Home visits can also be arranged but may incur an extra cost. 

Vent Counselling

29 Market Street, Cohuna Victoria 3568, Australia

0457 087 460


Monday 9am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 9am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 9am -5:00pm

Thursday 9am - 7pm

Friday 9am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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Price List

Skype is available on request

My Blog


It's Common for Children to Bite their Nails

Nail biting children

This 11 year old boy from the Bendigo area helped further develop my Stop Nail Biting Program. From the get go, he did an awesome job of putting into practice counselling & other skills taught to him and in the process helped himself to stop biting his nails. 

Successfully Stopped Nail Biting after 50 Years

Help for nail biters

Lydia Marx reviewed Stop Nail Biting Program — 5 star

I have done a "Stop Nail Biting" course with Sandy, and thanks to her kindness and support I have stopped biting my nails for good. It's great no longer being conscious of hiding my stumps in public, for photos, etc. Thanks Sandy!! You're a legend!!


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