Caroline Neilson

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Adv. Dip, Registered MBACP
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Littlehampton BN17 & Worthing BN14
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About me

Everyone brings their unique, and individual , way of being into every relationship and I feel that the counselling alliance must reflect this.

Being listened to, and heard, can bring about a great sense of relief , especially when you feel that you are facing your problems all alone. Everyone has the right to feel valued , cared for and supported. However ,  people  will often put the needs of others before themselves. It is important , first and foremost, to develop self care and compassion. This is not selfish ( as people often tend to think ). It is from this place that we can be of most help to others.   

Everyone carries forward themes and patterns , which are based on earlier experiences .  Together , we will uncover the negative thought patterns that you have about yourself and work towards transforming them into more positive belief systems, which will enable you to live in a more life-affirming way .

Negative beliefs are always fear-based and can keep you stuck in survival states. Here you will experience  anxious and depressive symptoms and will look for coping mechanisms to help you manage this hyperarousal . The aim of therapy is to help you identify the patterns, which cause the symptoms and resulting behaviour , and shift your perspective from one of powerlessness to authentically owning your own power in a nurturing and compassionate way . 

The Integrative approach also means that I work with bringing hidden aspects of yourself into awareness and include transpersonal elements in my way of working. The transpersonal is an internal knowing - the part of you that knows when something does or doesn't feel right, but is often drowned out by doubts and fears.

This is an holistic approach, incorporating intuition, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, body awareness, breathwork and visualisation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

11 Years Private practice

13 years, including training hours.

Advance Diploma in Integrative counselling and Therapy

BACP - Certificate of Proficiency (Registered number 065899) AEDP - Accelerated Emotional Dynamic Therapy - AEDP Level 1 Therapist
Transactional Analysis TA101
Counselling skills levels 1,2,3 NCFE

Distance learning Assessor - Assessing NCFE Counselling skills 2

Surrey Drugs and Alcohol Care - Telephone counselling for individuals with alcohol and substance related issues.

Volunteer Counselling Guildcare , caring for carers

Volunteer Counselling Information shop , working with young Adults

Previous background :-

Working for a charity organisation teaching refugee children language, education and life skills.

Primary school teacher, English BA HONs with QTS

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

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£40.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Littlehampton - A counselling session costs £50 and lasts for one hour. We meet on a regular weekly or fortnightly basis , depending on what your budget will allow for .

Worthing- the hourly rate is £60 an hour .  Concessions only offered in Littlehampton.  

A Concessionary rate of  £40-£45 is available for those on a lower income, subject to agreement.

Students £40

Online via Zoom . £50 an hour ( to be paid 24 hours in advance of appointment) 

Couples counselling £75 an hour in Littlehampton ,  £80  an hour in Worthing .

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Littlehampton Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm . Saturday 9am till 12pm

Worthing    Friday morning/ afternoon 

Further information


"I am so grateful to be able to work with Caroline. When I look at how far I've come, my experience of life has changed through this process and feels so much richer now. That's not to say I don't still have difficulties and a way to go, but I've developed and continue to develop the resolve to deal with these. Nor is that to say, I haven't had to work hard myself, but being in therapy throughout this has been a tremendous support. With Caroline, I really feel like I have someone there who is on my side and a lot of the time that is all I have needed. Having such a supportive relationship in my life has, I feel, been key in developing a much better relationship with myself. 5* recommendation from me :)"
                                                                              Mark ( Worthing )

'Caroline instantly made me feel at ease and conversation started easily. Throughout the sessions, I was encouraged to start focusing on myself again and how it important it was to show my needs and weaknesses to others and not keep my anxieties to myself .
Caroline didn't solve my problems, she showed me how to work through them.
After each session , I felt inspired and confident about my future. '
                                                                                    Lisa (Worthing)

'I've recently come to the end of a long journey and chapter in my life and I can honestly say I feel brand new!     Thankfully I had Caroline, with me, to hold my hand through the ups and downs.

When I first came to see Caroline she made me feel comfortable and welcome which, for me, helped me relax and, probably for the first time, helped me be me. She was always calming, welcoming and very professional. Sometimes it was hard, sometimes I felt sad and some things were difficult to deal with and work through, but I never felt judged. I've come a long way and I now feel like I know who I am and where I fit into my life.

I would highly recommend anyone who has any struggles, in life, to take the step and have some counselling. Let's face it, that is all of us! , and Caroline is the perfect professional to help you find the way to a happier, better you.'

                                                                  Female ( Arundel )

The Loft, Arcade Business Centre, 2A Arcade Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5AR

The Parish Centre, Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8HT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Caroline Neilson
Caroline Neilson