Chichester Counselling Services
Our team of around 30 counsellors provides a professional service which supports individuals aged 18+. We help people from all walks of life, offering a confidential and supportive counselling service that can help you 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?
Exploring problems and difficulties with someone who is professionally trained to listen and support you can help 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.'
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 be best for you.
If you then decide that 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 has provided psychodynamic counselling and training for 40 years and offers a real depth of experienced service. All our counsellors receive regular supervision exceeding BACP's minimum requirements. They are either fully qualified, or are in the later stages of training on our own BACP-Accredited Diploma in Counselling.
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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 attacks
- 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, skilled to help with a wide variety of concerns. We can offer counselling from a few weeks up to three years, as appropriate.
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Chichester Counselling is an independent registered charity and not-for-profit organisation: we receive no financial support from HM Government nor from the National Health Service. Our charitable aim is to provide affordable counselling that does not exclude anyone from accessing counselling on financial grounds alone.
It costs us approximately £45 to provide each 1:1 counselling session. We therefore rely on every client paying as much as they can towards this cost.
For your initial assessment appointment, our fee is £45. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss how much you can pay for your weekly counselling.
If we consider that we cannot meet your counselling needs, we will do our best to help you find an alternative 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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We offer counselling sessions 09:00-19:00, Monday-Friday.
Types of client