Sandra Dean

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Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an established Integrative Counsellor and Mental Health Video Presenter offering 60 minute sessions. Many client testimonials available at I specialise in working with anxiety and low mood, but have diverse experience in mental health, relationships, and life coaching. I offer person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Psycho-dynamic theories, plus Expressive Writing Therapy, Walk and Talk Outdoor Therapy and the use of Mindfulness, plus much more.

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 and as author of mental health memoirs and a self help book.

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 'Therapeutic Programme for Overcoming Anxiety' is a video based on demand series of 14 videos which you can watch in the comfort of your own home.

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), I ensure I work to the highest standard, and continue to grow over the years, by taking part in regular training and studies, including:

  • Personality disorder
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Gender/sexuality/relationships
  • Sibling ambivalence
  • Positive psychology
  • Living with mortality
  • Early attachments and food
  • Early attachments and addiction
  • Walk and Talk Outdoor Therapy

I will speak on the phone with you prior to booking your first appointment. I can ask or answer any questions at that point.

At the first appointment I will fill out an assessment form with you, where I take personal details and explain my confidentiality commitments. You can talk in more detail about what you would like to achieve via counselling with me, and we can make a start. At the end of this session I will ask you if you would like to continue with me. The therapeutic relationship is extremely important and you need to feel comfortable to share your experiences, so I do encourage your autonomy at all times.

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
  • Numerous workshops and conferences for continued learning on many subjects

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), I ensure I work to the highest standard and continue to grow over the years, by taking part in regular training and studies, including personality disorder, trauma, mindfulness, sexuality, existentialism, death anxiety, narrative therapy and more.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday day-times and evenings until 9pm

Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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