Sarah Child MBACP Dip Coun

Sarah Child MBACP Dip Coun

West Sussex


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West Sussex


About me

Welcome to my therapy. You first half hour is free.  The practice is in a safe and private setting in West Worthing.  I am a qualified integrative counsellor, and can help with anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, LGBT issues, living with illness, or disability.  I am interested in every age, and counselling older people is close to my heart.
About me
Becoming a counsellor has grown out of personal struggle and self-development.  Counselling gave me support and ways to turn my life around, many years ago.  Training has been has enabled me to become an effective counsellor.

Many years past, I lived abroad and so enjoy different cultures, and am deeply interested in different religions.  I must add that I only speak English fluently.

I worked as a volunteer counsellor from 2005 and after extensive training was awarded the Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2011, at Wealden College, Crowborough.

How I work
As a humanistic integrative counsellor, I work for you to reach for your own strength or solutions.  There are certain ingredients that make this possible.  Confidentiality and a feeling of trust are very importamt.  The counsellor needs to respond skilfully to you with understanding, empathy, and focus. 

A short course of counselling will work in a focussed way around an issue, to find a realistic solution

A longer course may attract you perhaps to rebuilding your strength, or heal.  This naturally takes its own time.  Anyway a few sessions could be a helpful starting point.  Ongoing counselling at a certain stage in life can be the greatest support.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP approved Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling 2011
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2003
Alcohol Counsellor for Action for Change Organisation 2005-2009
Counsellor for Brighton Women's Centre 2008-10
Counsellor for Age Concern 2009-2012
Bereavement work for Cruse 2015 ongoing
Accreditation in process

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Free first half hour. This may be over the phone, or in the counselling room. I understand that seeking a counsellor can be a daunting prospect and I want my client to feel comfortable and at ease. My fee for an introductory 50 minute session is £20.00, this is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.

The standard fee for a counselling session is £40

Students pay £30. Concessionary rate is available for retired people or those with low income.

Further information

Short term or long term counselling is available.
The practice is conveniently positioned near Worthing town centre. 
Parking is free nearby (5 minutes walk) Please contact me for info about parking in the street (metered)
and public transport.

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays, including some evenings

Types of client

Older adults
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