Rob Abbott, MA, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor

Rob Abbott, MA,  BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor

West Sussex

07946 812003 / 07946 812003

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West Sussex

07946 812003 / 07946 812003

About me

I have over twenty years experience of working as a counsellor, helping people with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, employment issues and life-crises.I have a gentle and empathic approach which will help us to explore the issues and work towards solutions.

I work with individual clients of all ages on a short or long-term basis.

My aim in working as a counsellor is to help people understand themselves and their feelings. I offer the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental way.

I do not give advice but rather try to help people make their own decisions about how they are going to live their lives.

My book Child Development and the Brain has recently been published by Policy Press. It is written for a general audience and aims to introduce lay readers to developmental neuroscience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally qualified at the University of Portsmouth and am a BACP senior accredited counsellor with over 20 years experience. I have designed and taught counselling at university level and now teach on early childhood and teacher training courses at the University of Chichester. My research area is focussed around development and neuroscience.

Like many highly experienced counsellors, I now use an integrative model that combines ideas from psychodynamic therapy, humanistic approaches, transactional analysis as well as ideas from cognitive and behavioural therapies.

I also supervise both experienced counsellors and trainee counsellors. I regularly lecture on counselling and counselling related issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Cover of my book on Child Development and the Brain


I charge £45 for each session. The first session is £30. I am able to offer concessions to those on low wages.

EAPs and Private Medical Insurance:

I accept and work with referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Medical Insurance. Please check with your provider.

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available Monday to Friday from 9.00. My last appointment is usually 5.30.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am an experienced supervisor.

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