The most a psychologist can do, is to help raise your awareness, to help you become more fully in touch with what you already know.



living with "dis-abled" human beings

My expertise in this field lies with rare chromosome disorders, yet I am very happy to support any family and its members (mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, etc.) who have gone through the experience of having and living with a child with a disability, no matter how big or small. It is a very special assignment and it requires an enormous amount of time, commitment, openess and heart.


systemic family constellations

Systemic family constellations are a therapeutic method to reveal hidden dynamics in relationship systems. Constellations help us view our issues in the context of all our important relationships and loyalties. Often the answer lies with our ancestors. It is a solution focused method and I am very interested in the movements of the soul.



We are all spiritual beings. Spiritual work addresses the fact that you take yourself to be someone with a history - with a "self". There are two layers to the self: an outer layer, which is the content of our life and a deeper layer, our identification as a certain individual. A deep exploration about the sense of self is a courageous journey to embark on.

Warm approach with precision and clarity.


The methods and techniques I am using will depend on your longings, but are very likely to involve person-centred and systemic tools. The work we do together can be serious or funny, precise, sensitive and challenging. I tend to be gentle and kind, yet focussed and clear.


In English or German - experience the knowing field.


Systemic family constellations provide a fresh and powerful way to understand and resolve deeple felt, enduring issues, which sometimes - despite our best efforts - persist in our lives. You may bring an issue to constellate, or attend as a representative to learn about and contribute to the work. The workshops take place in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.


Professional and fictional, books I love - for you to explore.


I have loved books all my life. When I was young it was a way to escape. When I grew up it was a way of learning, taking in and expanding my horizon. Now it is pure enjoyment and indulging in my love for languages, their cultures, backgrounds and dimensions.


People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.
— Carl Gustav Jung

About me

I was born on 11 October 1969 in Basel, Switzerland.

After studying at the Universities of Basel and Bern, I graduated in 1995 with an MA in psychology, business administration and sociology. I then worked as a clinical psychologist in the Psychiatric University Hospitals of both Bern and Basel.

From 1998 to 2012 I lived in London, United Kingdom with my husband, our two sons and our daughter, all of whom were born there. Our oldest son has a rare chromosome disorder. We also lost a little baby boy at 20 weeks of gestation in 2000.

In London I trained as a facilitator in Systemic Family Constellations. My main influence being Judith Hemming, and I also got the chance of working with renowned constellators from all over the world.

Since 2010 I have been working in private practice as a psychologist.

I now live in Basel with my husband and our three teenagers. A three year study period with Gila Ring taught me about an integrated approach to work with trauma. My passion for life, for learning and for freedom have carried me a long way and I would like to share my knowledge with you.

I am also a student of the Diamond Approach with the Ridhwan School in the UK.

Contact Me

Do you have a question? Are you just curious? Would you like to book something? Please fill in the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively email me on or ring me on 00 41 61 272 10 92 and leave a message. I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

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sandra Disteli

Oberwilerstrasse 11
4054 Basel, Switzerland