Geoff Boutle MBACP (Snr Accred)

Geoff Boutle  MBACP  (Snr Accred)

Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

07775 725137

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About me

An experienced counsellor based in central Chichester I work with individuals and also couples from across West Sussex and beyond, who are having to face difficult personal issues. My concern is to help meet the specific needs of each client but in the way which works best for each individual.

I am committed to working with clients who are experiencing personal emotional difficulties such as anxiety, anger management, stress, eating disorders, abuse, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss, bereavement, abuse, sexual issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and dealing with change. I also have specific experience in supporting clients who have work related concerns including stress, low self-confidence, anger and anxiety in the work place, bullying and issues around maintaining work life balance. Counselling can be open ended or on a time limited basis.

I support clients by using various counselling approaches and strategies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic counselling, humanistic counselling and solution focused therapy. An initial informal discussion can help to decide which technique will be the best fit with the challenges faced by each individual.

I am also happy to offer subsidised sessions to counselling students who are in training. 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.

In addition to supporting individual clients I also offer couples counselling and relationship counselling.

I am always prepared to meet with potential clients for an initial informal discussion. I do not charge a fee for that first meeting.

Meetings are held in pleasant offices located in the centre of Chichester close to easy parking facilities and public transport..

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


Accredited register membership

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.

Photos & videos

  • A video introduction
  • Couple Counselling
  • Counselling Room


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.

Further information

Further information is available on my website

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19 7DN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Extended weekday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme