Chichester Counselling Services
We are a team of around 40 counsellors, delivering a professional service which supports individuals aged 18+ and couples. We help people from all walks of life, offering a confidential and supportive counselling service that can help you to create change in your life. Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-confidence, stress, loss, depression, domestic violence, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, bullying and relationship problems.
Why have counselling?
Addressing problems and difficulties by talking to someone who is professionally trained to listen and offer support can enable you to live a more meaningful life and achieve your personal goals.
Feedback - quotes from clients:
‘I am now able to carry out my day to day life again with confidence, which I was not able to do before.’
‘The counselling exceeded my expectations. I now have a job and am much happier.’
‘I have a much better understanding of why my problems affected me in the way they did. I have been off 5 anti-depressants since March, which is a result in itself.’
'Counselling really helped me through a difficult time in my life.'
'We found couples counselling really helpful and wished we'd done it years ago.'
What happens when you contact us?
First we ask you for some basic information and arrange an initial appointment with you, to discuss your counselling needs together. This is an important discussion, which helps us identify what kind of help will be best for you.
If you then decide that you would like counselling with us, we place your name on our waiting list (which is generally fairly short), along with your availability details. As soon as an appropriate counsellor becomes available, we contact you and make an appointment for you to start your weekly counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chichester Counselling has been providing psychodynamic counselling and training for over 35 years and offers a real depth of experienced service. All our counsellors receive regular supervision that exceeds BACP's minimum requirements and are either already fully qualified counsellor,s or are in the later stages of their training with us.
Chichester Counselling offers a Diploma in Counselling which is BACP Accredited.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
We are a general counselling service and are able to address a wide variety of concerns. We offer brief therapy and longer-term therapy. We have experienced Couples Counsellors available for couple counselling.
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Chichester Counselling is a registered charity and a non-profit making organisation. We receive no financial support from the Government or National Health Service. It costs approximately £45 for us to provide each counselling session.
We therefore rely on every client contributing whatever they are willing and able to afford.
For your initial assessment appointment, our suggested contribution is £30. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss how much you feel able to contribute for your weekly counselling.
Our charitable aim is to provide affordable counselling. No-one is excluded from counselling because they cannot afford to contribute the full cost of their counselling.
If we feel unable to help you with your particular problem, we will do our best to help you find an organisation which can.
Our address is the First Floor, 106-108 The Hornet, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7JR
By car - the nearest car park is Cattle Market, Market Road, 0.3 miles/6 minutes’ walk away.
By bus and train - there is a bus stop outside serving routes 51, 56 and 700 west bound and 51, 700 and 905 east bound. The main Chichester bus and train stations are 0.7miles/15 minutes’ walk away.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday Daytime and Evening appointments available with short waiting time
Types of client