About me

I have been working as a qualified counsellor for 25 years and I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and recognised as an independent counsellor by United Kingdom of Registered Counsellors (UKRC). I now offer on-line therapy using Zoom.

Some of the issues I work with are: Relationships, Bereavement, Depression, Low self-esteem, Anxiety, Low self-confidence and Stress. At my private practice in Chichester I offer both long and short term face-to-face counselling to individuals and couples - to enable them to resolve issues, make decisions, improve existing relationships, deal with difficulties or challenges in their lives or to enable them to live in a way that is both satisfying and enjoyable.

I work in a Person-Centred way, that is working with whatever issues clients present, using other techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and TA (Transactional Analysis) as appropriate.

If you would like more information please visit my website: patsyjohnsoncounselling.co.uk or telephone me on 01243 531410.

Training, qualifications & experience

RSA Diploma in Counselling Skills 1994; Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) 1996; Certificate in Time Limited Counselling 1999; NLP Diploma 2002; Couple Counselling Diploma 2004; Diploma Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders 2005; Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2006; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training 2007.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Communication; Identity Problems; Emotional Difficulties; Separation/Divorce.


Additional information

Individuals - £50 per session
Couples - £60 per session


I work most weekdays 9.30-5.30 and some evenings by arrangement.

Further information

Appointments are normally weekly and I am available during the day and some evenings. Initial contact is normally made by telephone, which may be on answerphone. If you leave a message, I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively you can email me.

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

During the Coronavirus lockdown I am only offering online counselling.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Humanistic Supervisor, qualified with a Diploma in Clinical Supervision in 2006 at Chichester Counsellling Service.

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