Paula Chuter-Baker, BA(Hons), MBACP

Paula Chuter-Baker, BA(Hons), MBACP

West Sussex
GU29 9LB

One Community Offices
SO50 9AL

07879 625805 / 07879 625805

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West Sussex
GU29 9LB

One Community Offices
SO50 9AL

07879 625805 / 07879 625805

About me

We all have times in our lives where we face difficulties.  These difficulties could arise because we are feeling depressed or anxious, it may be caused by events that we feel are out of our control i.e. bereavement, illness, redundancy, divorce or it could be a long standing issue such as reoccurring relationship problems or low self-esteem.

Counselling is a way of working with people in a safe and confidential environment to help clarify thoughts and feelings about issues that may be troubling you and helps you to find ways in which to cope.

I work in a humanistic way which means I believe everyone is unique and has strengths and resources of their own.  At certain times in our lives it becomes difficult to recognise these positive feelings.  By offering a non-judgemental, accepting and safe relationship, I can help you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours connected to the issues that have brought you to counselling.  This promotes subconscious thoughts to become conscious, giving you a different perspective, understanding and greater awareness.  It is with this new awareness that you can begin to make changes to your life.

I am an accredited counsellor with many years experience working within the NHS both in hospitals and G.P surgeries, the voluntary sector and private practice providing both long and short term counselling.  I work from home as well as from private rooms in Midhurst as part of the Midhurst Counselling and Mediation group

As an alternative to a conventional talking therapy taking place in the confines of a room, I offer the option of counselling sessions whilst walking in a park or countryside.  I believe that by talking about problems whilst walking in a natural environment, it can give a clearer perspective, helping clients to foster change.

Research has shown that spending time in the natural environment can have significant benefits to our mental wellbeing.  Combining the therapeutic process with walking, it can help promote the “feel good hormone” endorphin which reduces levels of tension, anger and depression.  We walk at a pace that suits you with sessions lasting approximately 50 minutes.  I offer this outdoor counselling in parks, along seafront promenades or well used South Down paths depending on the individual’s abilities within a 20 mile radius of Midhurst, West Sussex.

I work primarily from a Person Centred model which is non-directive but as I believe that one model does not suit all, I also work integratively drawing on aspects of other ways of working including Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Transactional Analysis (TA).

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics which ensures professionalism in ethical and professional practice to protect your well-being.  I have a current DBS and Professional Insurance.  I also attend regular training courses to ensure my continuing professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate

Certificate in Counselling Skills

BACP Accreditation

Recent training and workshops:-

Brief Solution Focus Therapy
Bereavement Workshop
Sexual Abuse
Chronic Illness
Working with Self Esteem Issues
Rape and Sexual Abuse
Integrating coaching into counselling
Attachment as a Therapeutic Modality
Attachment, Shame and Separation
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied Clients
Working with Addictions
Understanding Domestic Abuse
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
Working with Psychological Trauma
Personal Insights into Attachment Theory
Aggression in the Consulting Room
Cancer Patient Seminar
Working with Shame
Mental Health Capacity Act

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cancer/long term illnesses - through my work at local hospitals I have been able to gain  in depth experience and understanding of issues connected with being diagnosed with cancer or a life changing illness i.e. depression, anxiety, anger, transition, adjustment and losses.

I have also gained experience working with carers within a Carers Support environment. This has given me a greater understanding of issues connected with caring for a loved one i.e. being able to deal with the expectations of others, feelings of anger, guilt, stress and anxiety.


Initial assessment session £25
Therapy sessions last 50 minutes - £40

Further information

If you are interested in the outdoor counselling, I offer this within a 20 mile radius of Midhurst, West Sussex.  We can walk at a pace that suits you in parks, along seafront promenades or well used Southdown paths depending on your abilities.

Maps & Directions

Midhurst, GU29 9LB
Eastleigh, SO50 9AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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