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 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


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

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.


Extended weekday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme