Anna Bassett BA (hons) MBACP

Anna Bassett BA (hons) MBACP

Baxendale Road
West Sussex
PO19 6US

Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

07810 616772

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Baxendale Road
West Sussex
PO19 6US

Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

07810 616772

About me

I run a flexible service for adults, children and adolescents.

If you have difficult issues that are preventing you from being fully engaged with life then counselling can help.   Loss takes many forms and, if unresolved, can lead to anxiety, depression, anger or lack of self-esteem.

I can provide you with support as you learn to navigate ways of solving problems, improving relationships or changing patterns of behaviour.

There may be a particular issue that is distressing you or you may feel stuck or confused. Having the space and opportunity to explore this in counselling gives you the chance to look at a problem from a different point of view and allows the time needed to negotiate a solution. 

Counselling gives you a chance to establish your goals and to develop your own resources to cope with life's difficulties to enjoy a more fulfilling existence.

I work from a Humanistic/ Integrative perspective and respect what it can take to approach someone for help.   I use a combination of theoretical approaches in my work, and I believe this offers a more flexible and successful way of working. I provide a completely confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to gain insight and discover a better way of living and being.

My job is to provide help and support while you reach your own decisions, it is not about telling you what to do. Together we will establish your goals and develop your ability to cope with life's difficulties and therefore enjoy a more fulfilling existence.  I believe a combination of being given a positive relationship and the opportunity to explore new ways of experiencing can lead to healing and change.  I am employed by county to work with children of primary school age. I have also run a service in a secondary school for their students whom are aged between 11 and 16.  I have significant experience of working within the drug and alcohol field, supporting people stop and maintain abstinence from unhealthy and problematic drug and alcohol use.  I have also worked to support family members.

You can be sure that I will provide a consisitently safe and secure environment within my private practice.  Furthermore, I am a member of the BACP and faithfully adhere to their policies and guidelines.  For further information call me and take the first steps towards real change in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

RSA In Counselling Skills
OCR Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
BA Hons in Humanistic Counselling
Sand Tray training

Client testimonals

"With Anna I felt safe, she gave me a great deal of strength, hope and resolve"
David  42

"With Anna's help my life has been transformed.  her individual approach enabled me to be proactive in finding new ways forward.  I can give her my fullest recommendation"  Jane  61

" I really felt cared for and nurtured by you, so thank you for providing me with a space that was non-judgmental and understanding. You really helped me to mature and grow in my thoughts and emotions."
Becky  23

" Anna's counselling approach has literally changed my approach to life. I can't thank her enough for how she patiently worked with me, gradually uncovering the tools to successfully manage the many things I had come to believe we're never going to be manageable. for the first time in longer than I can remember I am genuinely happy"
Phil  45

"Something has changed, something has shifted......... I see people in a different way and they see me differently." Holly 15

" My anxiety has become more manageable and I am more able to focus." Beth 15

"Great service, nice environment and lovely lady" Beth 16

"It helped me understand that it was O.K to feel like this"  Harry 15

" In an expert, kind and understanding way, Anna facilitated my incredible journey to learning more about myself.  I always felt supported, understood and cared about, as we worked towards me feeling much happier, clearer and better equipped for the next stage in my life. Thank you so much."

Richard, 37

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Further information

free parking available

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19 6US
Chichester, PO19 7DN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Daytime and early evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults