Geoff Boutle MBACP (Snr Accred)
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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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.
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- What is CBT, and could it be the right approach for me?
- Couple counselling, communication, and relationships
- Counselling, Brexit, and the art of compromise
- How do I choose a counsellor?
- Relationships, Valentine’s day and couples counselling
- Existential therapy; different approaches in counselling
- Couple counselling and communication issues
- Stress - friend or foe?
- The counsellor and therapist - a personal trainer for that emotional muscle
- Social anxiety disorder – a seasonal epidemic
- Counselling work and those autumn leaves
- Social anxiety - another form of SAD
- Existential counselling – an alternative approach?
- Sigmund Freud, Jules Rimet and Therapy
- Counselling and the challenge of normality
- Halloween – Counsellors, Witches and Warlocks
- Existential counselling – an issue of choice?
- Counselling – An Emotional Timeline
- Which Counsellor & Which Therapy? - The Client's Choice
- Brothers and Sister - An Understated Influence?
- Alice in Wonderland - A Counselling Reflection
- Counselling & Change - A Therapeutic Model
Further information is available on my website www.therapyandcounsellingservices.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|