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Hello, my name is Sandra Dean MBACP, and I am an integrative counsellor, and Life Writing coach. I have experience working as an

Sandra Dean MBACP

Sandra Dean MBACP

integrative counsellor, professionally trained in person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic theories, so that I can use the relevant therapies for each individual I see. I also offer Expressive Writing Therapy, Life Writing workshops and the use of Mindfulness. Read about my Life Writing Workshops HERE.

I can help you to make the most of life, to achieve better coping mechanisms for mental health, and many other things you wish to achieve. I work with a huge range of clients, covering mental health, relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence issues, self harm and life changes, plus much more.

Therapy cat

Therapy cat

My cosy, comfortable room is in Rayleigh Essex.  I have two cats, in case of allergy. One of them is very chilled and I take him to a local care home where he puts a smile on many resident’s faces!


I have campaigned for years against the stigma of mental health issues, and promote understanding, empathy and knowledge and am well known in the field of mental health.

I am an author of mental health memoirs, covering Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,

My cosy counselling area

My cosy counselling area

anxiety and depression plus a successful self-help book for sufferers of Depression and Anxiety (pen name Amanda Green).

I had a lot of adversity in my younger years, for which I had various therapeutic help, and it was the realisation of how powerful talking therapies can be, that made me want to become a counsellor and help others as I was helped myself.

My qualifications…

AQA Introduction to Counselling Concepts
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Counselling sofa for clients, sometimes including the cat!

Counselling sofa for clients, sometimes including the cat!

To ensure I work to the highest standard, I continue to take part in regular training and studies.

My fee is £40 per 60 minutes.

I also take on student counsellors at £30 per session.

Telephone: 07486 615564

And keep in touch here…



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