Sandtray Training Centre – Opengate Institute

Sandtray Training Centre

Opengate Institute


Building P2, Yarramundi Lane

UWS, Richmond New South Wales

Email: opengateinstitute@bigpond.com


Situated within the Institutes business centre is a purpose designed Sandtray Therapy Centre

Opengate Institute has 4 training rooms all equipped with the resources needed to undertake training in Sand techniques

Library & kitchen facilities are also available to all students.


Why Use Sand Techniques?

"A picture is worth a thousand words" is an English language adage. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single picture, this picture conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does.

When a child does not have the words to verbalise their anxiety or fears or an adult cannot find the words to express how they feel, when trauma shuts down the ability to express, then we allow the clients to use a language that speaks a thousand words!



The therapeutic centre also provides private practice facilities and we currently have Fiona Werle as the therapist in residence.

See her details in therapists.


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