Sandra Dodds

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Registered Member MBACP
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Southend-on-Sea, SS1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 telephone or online consultation.  At this consultation we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling and what I am able to offer, with no obligation to continue. However if you do wish to continue, we can agree a mutually convenient  time for your first therapy session to take place and go from there.

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
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Aspergers syndrome
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Anger management
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abuse
  • 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.

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.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse

BA (Hons) English and Roman Studies

I also keep my knowledge and skills up to date and current by regularly attending workshops, seminars and training courses.

I hold professional indemnity insurance and I am CRB checked

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


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per face to face session (Sessions are for 50 minutes)

£35 per Zoom or telephone session

Discounts available for students/trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8.00 a.m - 7.00p.m Monday to Friday

Southend-on-Sea, SS1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sandra Dodds
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