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Dip Counselling,MBACP(Accred), AIP, GCIPD

About me

Hi my name is Julie Ovett, I run a friendly and confidential counselling service in Worthing, West Sussex. I work with adults, couples, young people and Families looking at a wide range of issues, including anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, stress, anger, abuse,depression and trauma.

I became interested in counselling when nearly 20 years ago I was mentoring students with mental health difficulties. All my students were seeing counsellors so I felt I should find out more about it. I looked, loved it and the rest as they say is history

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of their Coaching Division. I am also a registered member of UKRCP and The Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP)
I have a BACP approved Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis and a CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am also a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (GCIPD).

Depending on individual needs I work using a Humanistic model of Counselling including, Person centered, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt CBT and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) and Trauma focused therapy. I have also trained in working with eating disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and Sand Tray Therapy.

I have worked successfully with clients with mental health issues, eating disorders, chronic illness and Asperger's Syndrome.
I see clients privately as well as having experince working in a NHS GP surgery, an HIV charity and in a rehabilitation centre.

Please click on the link above to my website for more information.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause and its impact

Sand Tray Therapy

Email, online and FaceTime, WhatsApp video and Zoom counselling also available.

Life coaching and mentoring also available please see my website for more information.


Additional information

My fees per session  are £50 individuals and £60 for couples.

Concession rate of £40 for Students

will accept all card payments as well as cheques and bank transfers.

When I work

9-6pm weekdays only

Further information

I usually see clients during the day but have a few early evening slots.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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