Caroline Allan

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Chichester PO19 & Southsea PO4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed.

I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.

Through developing a trusting relationship, I can help you explore and share insight into how you see yourself and we can work together to look at who and where you are and the opportunity for change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor, with a PGDip in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton and I am a registered member of the BACP.

I continue to work in the voluntary sector as a counsellor for several charities, providing counselling for people in their own homes due to limited mobility and I also have a keen interest and support parents whose children are struggling with their mental health. Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked as a business lecturer at several universities and understand the many challenges that students and staff may experience in academia. My first career was in fast-paced hospitality businesses for many years and I recognise the pressures of this demanding industry.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer counselling either in-person or via video calls. I offer an initial free 30 minute appointment so we can get to know one another and decide if we want to work together. In this session we can discuss what you want from counselling, and you can get a feel for how I work and decide if that is right for you. You are under no obligation to continue.If we do decide to continue working together, regular appointments are 50 minutes and cost £50.

I believe counselling should be accessible to all, therefore I offer a limited number of places for students at £40 and concessions for people on low incomes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Southsea, Hampshire, PO4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Caroline Allan
Caroline Allan