Sandra Dean - Integrative Counsellor and Life Writing Coach

Sandra Dean - Integrative Counsellor and Life Writing Coach

About me

I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor (60-minute sessions) and Life Writing coach, working in a cosy, comfortable space where you will feel at ease.

I specialise in working with anxiety and low mood but have diverse experience in mental health, relationships, and life coaching.

How do I work?

I offer person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Psycho-dynamic theories, plus Expressive Writing Therapy and the use of Mindfulness. Students welcome (varied packages).

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.

How can I help you?

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 the 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.

What happens next?

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, then I welcome you to get in touch today. You can call or text me on 07486 615564 or click here to send me an email.

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

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, and more.

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


Counselling £40 per 60 minute session.

Student counsellors welcome - please contact me for rates and packages.

Maps & Directions

Rayleigh, SS6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday day-times and evenings until 9pm

Types of client

Older adults