Sarah Dean

Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer counselling support to adults and adolescents and I'm based close to the centre of Dorking.

I combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to build coping strategies, with talking therapy which gives you a deeper understanding of yourself and empowers you to live your life with confidence.

Counselling is a gentle therapy, but it can change lives. I am passionate about the power of counselling and the results it can achieve. My own personal experience of counselling was life-changing and life-affirming and since that time I have worked to offer others the same benefit.

Therapy sessions are confidential and offer a supportive, safe space for you to talk about your concerns freely and without fear of judgment.

Common issues brought to therapy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression / Low mood
  • Bereavement
  • Asperger's / Autism
  • Relationships
  • Low self esteem
  • Sexual identity

  • Transgender
  • Anger issues
  • Refusing school
  • Stress
  • Divorce
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse

I have a special interest in Autism and related issues and have over ten years experience in this area. Autism doesn't only affect the individual, it can impact partners and family members. I work with individuals, couples and families.

In addition to my private practice I have also worked in schools for many years.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves"

Viktor E Frankl

Qualifications and Training

Degree in Humanistic Counselling, University of Greenwich

NCFE Levels 1 - 3 Counselling Skills

Level 2 Elklan Speech and Language

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training:

Cygnet Programme, Linden Bridge School

Aspergers Couples Therapy, The Wimbledon Guild

Anxiety and Uncertainty, Existential Academy London