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Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

About me

I have over twenty years experience working with teenagers and young adults where specialist intervention in emotional support has been required. I would therefore say that my specialism as a counsellor is in working with individuals who are between secondary and University age. 

I am passionate about working with this age range because I believe that by validating the challenges that young people experience leads to a healthier and more manageable mental well-being.

This stage of life involves transition, change and developing identity and this can feel overwhelming and lonely if the individual does not feel they have a safe and unconditional place to express their thoughts, feelings and opinions.

it is therefore my I belief that counselling is an opportunity to build a trusting relationship that allows the individual to develop confidence to talk through issues that, until now, have been difficult to engage with. 

If you are someone who likes to express yourself creatively, I happily encourage this. I provide creative materials but I am more than willing for you to bring your own resources that will help you to express yourself. 

As well as working with the secondary to University age range, I also work outside of this age group too. Sometimes as adults we have unresolved issues from our childhoods that we carry into adulthood.  I would like to offer you a safe space where the wounded child within can have a voice without the challenging difficulties you may have experienced in the past. 

If you feel I am the right counsellor for you, please contact me on the email address provided to arrange your first session. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (HONS) in Humanistic Counselling
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
  • Register with PAT (Pets As Therapy) ID: PAT-2245060

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

When I work

Please contact me with your availability and I will aim to fit in with your schedule wherever possible.

Sessions should run at the same time and on the same day on a weekly basis.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Catherine Winters

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