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Please note that at present I am not able to offer appointments to new clients

An experienced counsellor based in central Chichester I work with individuals who are facing with difficult personal issues. My concern is to work with each client in the way which is most helpful for each individual. I also offer relationship counselling to couples

I have experience of supporting clients with personal emotional difficulties such as anxiety, anger management, stress, abuse, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss, bereavement, abuse, sexual issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) eating disorders and dealing with change. I also have specific experience helping clients through work related concerns including bullying, stress and anxiety in the work place and issues around maintaining work life balance.

Counselling can be open ended or on a time limited basis. I use various counselling approaches and strategies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic counselling, existential work and solution focused therapy.

In addition to working with companies offering EAP programmes, I am a registered practitioner with a number of organisations including BUPA, Aviva, WPA and Pru Health.

I offer couples counselling and relationship counselling. I am also happy to provide subsidised sessions to counselling students who are in training.

I am always prepared to meet with potential clients for an initial informal discussion. I do not charge a fee for that first meeting.  That first appointment can be helpful in considering which technique is likely be the best fit with the challenges faced by each individual.

My clients come from Chichester, Bognor, Midhurst and surrounding towns in West Sussex and Hampshire.  Meetings are held in pleasant offices located in the centre of Chichester close to easy parking facilities and public transport. I am also happy to consider Skype work with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Postqualifying Certificate CBT
Certificate Working With Eating Disorders
Certificate in Resource Based Therapies
Certificate in Couples Counselling (2)
Certificate in Coaching Skills
Associate Member Association for Coaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

As an experienced counsellor who has a professional background in Human Resources and a formal coaching qualification, I am also interested in working with clients who have specific challenges relating to issues within the workplace. These difficult challenges may range from dealing with anger and bullying, managing awkward or difficult relationships within an organisation to more general concerns regarding work performance and career development.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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There is no charge for an initial consultation. Fees for subsequent sessions are negotiable across a range which is intended to take into account individual circumstances including income and affordability. Reduced rates are provided for counselling students.


Extended weekday

Further information

Further information is available on my website www.therapyandcounsellingservices.co.uk

Published articles

Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Where accessibility may be an issue I am happy to offer both Skype and telephone based sessions as an alternative to face to face meetings in Forum House.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Geoff Boutle MBACP (Snr Accred)

Geoff Boutle MBACP (Snr Accred)