Make A Difference at Sandies

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Dagenham, Greater London, RM8 3HD
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

At Make a Difference at Sandies we provide a variety of therapy services. All therapists are BACP registered and required to have the enhanced disclosure check, before starting work with clients.

General Adult Counselling: -The adult outreach therapy is a free service available to all. The service provides the opportunity to look at what could be going on in a safe, confidential environment. Giving clients the opportunity to share their problems with someone who is outside of their personal situation and who can listen without judging. Maximum 18 Free sessions

Elderly outreach talking therapy: This service is provided free of charge to the elderly and housebound. Maximum 18 free sessions.

Children play and art therapy: We use play and art to address young children’s behaviour, developmental age and mental health needs. We believe it is possible to remove barriers to learning by laying the foundation for making healthy life choices as a child/teenager and in later years.

Children & Young Peoples counselling: We are dedicated to the promotion of Children’s Health Safety and well being.We believe emotional and social behavioural skills underline aspects of everyday life. When children and young people have these skills they are able to sustain friendships , resolve problems as well as learning to manage strong feelings such as pain, anger, anxiety, happiness, sadness, fear etc.

Clinical Supervision: Providing ethical working and good practice for professional. (Individual or peer group sessions).

Training, qualifications & experience

Eight years of comprehensive therapy work and managing counselling agency
Level 6 Clinical Supervision
Post Compulsory Education and training (IFL)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NVQ in Management
Bereavement Training

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Elderly outreach talking therapy
  • Young persons's Play & Art Therapy
  • Mediation & Conflict workshops
  • Childrens Play & Art Therapy
  • General Counselling
  • Specialist Domestic Violence Counselling
  • Actions Consequences and I (aged 11-18 years)
  • Filial Therapy
  • 18-25 therapy service​


Additional information

All adult therapy free with 2nd year registered BACP counsellors
Elderly outreach therapy services free
Children services - please enquire.
Clinical Supervision from £25.00 per hour for trainee Counsellors - normal fee £40 per hour
Peer group sessions £10.00 per person Max 4 per group (2 hour session)

When we work

We are available Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm.

Further information

I originally started the company Make A Difference At Sandy’s in 2005, which provided a wide range of therapeutic services to the public and now currently provides support to the new organisation (Make A Difference At Sandies) in the form of professional services which include protection of children and vulnerable adults. My background is in finance and I pride myself on my people management skills. I am a qualified tutor and registered counsellor with BACP. As one of the directors of Make A Difference At Sandies, I am able to offer my expertise in Management, clinical supervision, and training. As a trustee and working director of the new organisation since registration in July 2012, I have been busy putting relevant documentation and information together for the charity commission, designing community projects and making applications for funding.

684C Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, Greater London, RM8 3HD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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