Robin Saunders

Psychotherapist - ACEFT Morningside

BApp.Soc. Sc. (Counselling), MA Counselling


An experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (see below for definition), Robin trained locally and abroad. She has developed an extensive professional history in mental health including a wealth of experience working with expatriates, Third Culture Kids (TCK’s) (see below for definition) and people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Over the last 10 years Robin has worked in private practices abroad in countries including Malaysia, Switzerland, Korea and most recently, the Philippines.

Robin is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and individuals, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) as well as other empirically researched frameworks.

Robin is passionate about helping couples achieve a secure bond, providing a non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment and works through an attachment lens to help people better understand their needs for connection. Recent client comments include “We feel cared for, we don’t feel like just a job to Robin”.

Psychotherapy offers longer term therapy for lasting personal growth, focusing on core issues and root causes such as how past events affect chronic emotional problems and thought processes leading to distress, both within the individual and between partners or others.

TCK’s have been described by Pollock & Van Reken (2009) in their book ‘Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds’ as:

“A person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture.  The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.  Although elements of each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.”