Marilyn Calabrese MBACP (Accredited)

Marilyn Calabrese MBACP (Accredited)

West Sussex

07887 870586

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About me

Making time just for ourselves is often difficult. Finding someone who wants to listen without making judgements or giving you advice is even harder.
Sometimes you may feel unable to cope, overwhelmed, very low or that your problems are not important.

I offer a place where you can explore what is really troubling you at your own pace; working with you on relationships, family issues, anxiety, feelings of depression or anger to seek to find an inner peace and a more fulfilling life. I incorporate aspects of mindfulness in my practice where it may feel helpful.

As an experienced therapist and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I provide both open-ended and short-term therapy for adults and adolescents and am committed to ethical and sound professional practice.

I also offer 1:1 or group humanistic clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training in the Chichester, Midhurst, Petworth & Arundel area.

In addition I offer some canine-assisted therapy for clients who may find the inclusion of my dog helpful in acknowledging & expressing feelings as a part of their exploration. As a dog owner all my life I am very aware of their therapeutic benefit for stress, loneliness, self-esteem and depression. My specialist training & experience has showed me how we can work with my dog in the sessions in a number of different ways.

As therapists or ‘healers’ it is also important to take care of our own emotional selves. I offer regular clinical supervision sessions which can help by providing a non-judgemental, supportive, confidential space where therapists can explore openly all the relationships in the therapeutic space.Often we may feel unable to see how to help a client find a more positive way; face dilemmas around environmental issues; experience projection, transference or counter-transference; or simply not be able to see a client from a different perspective. However much experience we have I believe we all have ‘blind spots’ at times and having a trusting supervision relationship to explore our work is part of our own continuous professional and personal development (CPD). My approach is predominantly person-centred focussing on the process and relationship between therapist and client as well as the parallel process in supervision and what emerges for the supervisee. In small groups (no more than 3) an added opportunity to learn from each other’s different perspective and modality can enrich our work.

For counsellors in training this will also be a learning environment whilst developing your own style & approach as a qualified therapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
PGD in Counselling Supervision
Private practice for 13 years in an alternative therapies centre
I also work in private company and educational settings for employee and student counselling respectively.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fertility issues


First session is £40
Therapy & Counselling Supervision Sessions £50 for 50mins, Groups to be agreed
Some concessions for counsellors in training

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

As a qualified supervisor I offer 1:1 and group clinical supervision.

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