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Dr Jessica Coombes : Counselling psychologist; MsC psychological therapies.

Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17
Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17

About me

Remote counselling only (Consessions offered)

My Approaches: CBT, Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Systemic work. Art and play therapy.

I work with all ages from children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.

During the therapy we work on raising self-awareness to better understand why we may feel the way we do, exploring long-standing problems and traumas, learning new coping mechanisms in order to manage existing struggles and to better understand how to move forward with our lives in a positive and healthy way. This journey can be a daunting one but it can also be empowering and motivational when developing self-awareness and understanding. We will work together in therapy in the shared goal of improving quality of life.

I aim to provide an open, empathic and non-judgmental space where we can explore these challenges and understand them as best we can. I believe that each person is so very different and that therapy is different for each person, therefore I aim to adapt my approaches to best suit your individual needs

Training, qualifications & experience


2017-200 (DPsych) Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, London Metropolitan University.

2016-2017- (MSc) Masters in Psychological therapies, London Metropolitan University.

2013- Counselling Skills Workshop Module

2010-2015- (BSc) Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, The Open University


  • Systemic Family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Art and Play therapy.


I am experienced in working within a variety of settings including; NHS, Private, Residential Setting, Charity, IAPT, with clients who present with a variety of mental health challenges and severities.

I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, divorce and bereavement, addiction, suicide, self-harm and trauma. I have experience of working with many other issues please contact me and we can discuss your particular needs.

I have experience working with young people, families, and couples.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


50 min sessions - £45

£30 for students

West Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages English speaking


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I use remote therapy via Zoom or Telephone

Types of client

Young people
Dr Jessica Coombes : Counselling psychologist; MsC psychological therapies.

Dr Jessica Coombes : Counselling psychologist; MsC psychological therapies.