Sandra DODDS, BA (Hons) MBACP registered counsellor

Sandra DODDS, BA (Hons) MBACP registered counsellor



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About me

About me

I am an integratively trained counsellor, which means that I am able to personalise the style of counselling to suit the individual needs of the client. I offer a professional, non-judgemental, confidential service for clients who need a safe, contained place and dedicated time to work through their issues, difficulties and conflicts.

My approach is warm and understanding. I place an emphasis on genuineness and acceptance, creating a safe space in which you can freely talk and share with me your distress worries and concerns without fear of judgement.

For whatever reason you have turned to counselling, I am here to listen and to support, to explore with you  your issues and options, and to help you find a way forward.

Starting counselling

Starting Counselling can be scary and often people find it difficult to take the plunge. A good way to find out whether counselling feels right for you is to call or Email me to set up a FREE initial session. At this session we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling. Then, if you are happy to continue, we will set up a 2nd session and arrange to see you either weekly or fortnightly, depending on your availability and preference.

Who I work with

I work with adults and adolescents for both long and short term work, depending on need.

What I cover

I work with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to



Self esteem



Aspergers syndrome

Relationship issues

Bereavement and loss

Anger management

Self harm

Suicidal ideation


Learning disability

Health issues

Work related stress

I am also the founder of a specialist counselling service for those experiencing grief and loss in Southend and surrounding areas. For further information on this service and to find out what we can offer, please visit our website at


I work from a private, comfortable room in Southend-On-Sea, easily accessible by rail or road, ample parking, in the heart of the conservation area.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor educated to degree level, BA (Hons), and a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) whose ethical code of practice I abide by.

BA (Hons) English and Roman Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse

I hold professional indemnity insurance and I am CRB checked

Member organisations


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  • My Counselling Room
  • My Counselling room
  • My Counselling Room


£40 per session (Sessions are for 50 minutes)

Concessions may also available for those on low incomes. Please enquire for further information.

Further information

My Counselling room is also available for hire for £8 an hour.

Please email me at for more details

Maps & Directions

Southend-on-Sea, SS1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9.00 a.m - 8.00p.m Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m - 3.00p.m Saturday. Sunday morning on request.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme