Sandra Dean (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor and Life Writing coach

Sandra Dean (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor and Life Writing coach

About me

Hello, my name is Sandra Dean and I am a fully qualified BACP registered integrative counsellor (60 minute sessions) and Life Writing coach. I have been professionally trained in person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Psycho-dynamic theories. I also offer Expressive Writing Therapy, Life Writing workshops and the use of Mindfulness. Writing has been a therapy for me, so I offer my workshops for individuals and groups.

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!

Please check the testimonials of previous clients on my website at

I am fully insured with public liability insurance.

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.

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, 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 myself.

My fee is £40 per 60 minutes.

I also take on student counsellors at £30 per 60 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer Life Writing Workshops and journal writing as therapy and writing experience.

As a recruitment consultant previously, I can offer help with work choices and interviews.

Photos & videos

  • My cosy, comfortable counselling room
  • Counselling sofa, often including the cat


Counselling £40 per 60 minutes

Student counsellors welcome - £30 per session

Maps & Directions

Rayleigh, SS6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday day-times and evenings until 9pm, and Saturday day-time.

Types of client

Older adults