About me

We can all find life hard at times.  It can throw up difficulties that feel overwhelming and out of our control.  I support adults and teenagers through challenging times and help them to initiate change and restore balance in their lives.

When we experience distress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depressed mood, it can feel difficult to bear and leave us feeling powerless.  Counselling means that you need not face these issues alone; that you can feel safe and supported.

Combining CBT and a deeper talking therapy, I can help you to have a greater understanding of yourself, your situation and your choices.  I am here to help you make sense of the issues you are facing and increase your awareness of the ways in which you can regain power and control over your life.

My sessions offer a warm, confidential, safe space for you to explore your concerns and help to increase your confidence and resilience.

I work with a range of issues including:

Autism/Asperger Syndrome
Low self esteem
Relationship difficulties
Emotional and Sexual abuse
Not attending school
Self harm

I am passionate about the power that counselling has to change people's lives for the better.

Contact me by email or phone to book a free 30-minute meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Greenwich)
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling
  • ELKLAN Language training (working with Autism)
  • ELSA training (working with emotional literacy)

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism / Asperger Syndrome


Sexual identity

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Additional information

Initial 30-minute meeting free

Weekly sessions at £50 per 50 minute session thereafter


Weekdays (am, pm & eve)

Saturdays (am)

Further information

For the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak my sessions will be held online via Skype, Face Time and Zoom, or by telephone.

Weekday, evening and weekend appointments available.

Sarah Dean Counselling
The Atrium Business Centre


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access can be arranged with prior notice