My name is Sandra Denton and my husband, Matt, and I have lived in Sydney our whole married lives. We were married in 1990 as young kids who really loved each other, or, as we now know, thought we loved each other.
Over the years I have heard myself chat with people and my heart has always yearned for them to “make it”. It is this desire to see people succeed in their marriages, that drives me as a coach.
Marriage is such an important part of life and can either make you or break you.
My hope and desire, is that it will make you.
I love seeing healthy and real marriages. I love that after 25 years of marriage, in which a huge number of years I felt alone and disconnected from my husband, I can now say we are more in love than ever before. This is due to the hard yards we have put in ourselves. We have read books on marriage. Been to marriage counseling and in a desperate attempt to rid our relationship of some junk, in January 2014, we traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend Marriage Boot Camp (a four day INTENSE marriage retreat). There we learned the art of effective listening and assertive talking as well as many other simple yet amazing skills. We were able to fine tune and tweak the bad habits we had formed in our relationship. It changed our lives dramatically and we are forever grateful for the incredible work of Marriage Boot Camp.
Life hasn’t been the same since.
It’s my passion to see you become the wife you want to be, the husband you want to be. Life is too short to accept “good” or “average” – I firmly and wholeheartedly believe you can create the marriage you want and I would love to join you on your journey of carving out new ground for your relationship.
Oh and more about me, I have three incredible adult children who I love with my whole heart – the best thing I have ever done was become a Mum. So to Jackson, Madison and Hudson, I hope we have been able to provide you a decent example of how marriage can look (and sorry for the times when I didn’t show that!)
My credentials include:
- Certified Diploma of Coaching
- Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Certified Practitioner of Matrix Therapies
- Certificate IV in Pastoral Counselling Skills
- Trained facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH
Why work with me?
One of the main reasons people choose to work with me is because of my ability to engage with them as I listen to and hold their story. My goal is to be fully present in every session and to ask strategic, insightful questions to unlock what’s really going on.
Other reasons people work with me are because…
- I am genuine, authentic and real.
- I allow clients to discover the wisdom in themselves.
- I am insightful and intuative in my questioning abilities. I like to make people think or ponder a new thought.
- My approach is caring and challenging.
- I am trustworthy and confidential, both qualities I value and hold dear.