Sandy Rea

Practicing Psychologist, Media Commentator & Columnist.


Sandy is a leading practising psychologist in Melbourne of thirty years professional standing and has her own private practice, Sandy Rea & Associates.

In 2017 Sandy jointly anchors the Nine Network's new reality TV program The Last Resort. Five couples head to an exclusive island where Sandy engages in counselling work with the couples to repair and strengthen their fractured relationships.

Sandy has a multi-disciplined practice in mental health, deals with every day issues and is highly qualified, including holding a Master of Criminology (Forensic Psychology). Sandy provides expert evidence in court proceedings for both perpetrators and victims of crime.

Sandy's depth of psychological counselling includes relationship challenges, family and parenting related matters, adolescent and developmental issues, depression and anxiety. Her approach to counselling offers pragmatic cognitive behaviour therapy with solution-based outcomes.

Sandy has previously worked with Corrections Victoria in the maximum security HM Barwon Prison and HM Melbourne Assessment Prison.

Sandy is endorsed in educational and developmental psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Sandy's Qualifications

  • Master of Criminology (Forensic Psych) Melb
  • Master of Education St. (Mon)
  • B.A. (Psych) Mon
  • Grad Dip Ed Psych (Mon)
  • Grad Dip Mental Health Sc (Child, Adol’t & Fam Mtl Hth) Melb
  • Grad C.Gift.Ed (Mon)
  • MAPS
  • Member APS Coll Ed. & Developmental Psychologists