Chichester Counselling supports individuals aged 18+ from all walks of life. Established for more than 40 years we offer confidential, 1:1 weekly sessions, face-to-face, online or by telephone. Our counselling can help make sense of how past events and patterns of relationships may still affect you in the present and can help you achieve the changes you want in your life.
Why have counselling?
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-confidence, stress, loss, depression, domestic violence, emotional and/or sexual abuse, bullying and relationship problems. Talking about difficulties with a professionally trained counsellor (rather than with friends or family) helps get them in perspective, supporting you to live a more meaningful life and achieve your personal goals.
Feedback from our 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 anti-depressants since March, which is a result in itself.’
'Counselling really helped me through a difficult time in my life.'
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. This is an important discussion, which helps us identify what kind of help will work best for you.
If you then decide you would like counselling with us, we place your name on our waiting list, 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 is a well-experienced, well-managed general counselling service. All our Counsellors are either fully qualified or are in the latter stages of our own BACP-accredited Diploma training programme. All have DBS clearance and receive frequent supervision, exceeding BACP basic requirements.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Chichester Counselling is an independent registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. We receive no financial support from HM Government or the NHS so we need to charge our clients fees, to keep the Service running. Currently we are able to subsidise our normal fees for anyone who has been personally affected by COVID, for example financially; through job loss; illness; bereavement; 'frontline' workers (eg in health or care roles); or because they are on benefits. Normally we charge £40 for each weekly 1:1 counselling session and £45 for an initial assessment appointment, but for these clients we can offer counselling at a 50% discount. If you have not been affected by COVID but are concerned about the cost of counselling, please don't be put off contacting us - we'll be happy to discuss what is affordable for you in your personal circumstances.
When we work
We offer weekly 50-minute counselling sessions from 09:00-19:00, Monday-Friday.
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.