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

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

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.


9-6pm weekdays only

Further information

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

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

manual wheelchair

Julie Ovett

Julie Ovett