Margaret Yarlett

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Littlehampton BN17 & Lancing BN15
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About me

Are you waking up every day filled with hopelessness or dread? Have you had your life devastated by an event that came out of the blue? Perhaps you have lost your home or you are caught in a toxic relationship with no escape and can't plan for your future.  Whatever the situation, if you can reach out I will do all I can to catch you. You do not need to struggle on your own.

Our world is changing fast and for many, it is not giving us time to process one upheaval to the next. 

Some of us feel completely alone and abandoned, lost in a world where they feel invisible and inconsequential. In contrast, others may feel there is too much expectation and responsibility put on them by their boss or family, and they don't know how to voice their stress or feelings of guilt.

The human experience is always a unique and personal journey for each of us, but more and more of us are facing huge challenges in our lives, and are struggling to cope with how these changes make us feel.

The truth is that as humans we are all constantly experiencing change. The natural flow of life is built on a cycle of birth, life, and death, and it takes us on this journey whether we like it or not. Stress, anxiety, and trauma often cause us to shut down our connection with our coping mechanisms and leave us feeling overwhelmed. As a consequence, many of us forget that we possess the ability to evolve and adapt to the situations we are faced with.

It is never easy when we are put into a position where we have to rebuild our lives from scratch, but I can encourage you and help you focus on your priorities, as well as untangling your past and any negative patterns of behavior. My practice is about you and whatever you need to get back on track.

As your counsellor, I would aim to support and assist you in reconnecting with your resilience and self-confidence again. By focusing on your needs and identifying the blocks you are experiencing, we would work together on developing your inner resolve and harnessing valuable skills to achieve your recovery or focus on your new direction. Our work is a collaboration from start to finish. There is no subject I can not listen to.

I am a qualified counselor, working in both the charity sector and in private practice. My training includes Person-Centered therapy, Attachment theory, Transactional Analysis, and Jungian psychology. Each approach is integrated into my work and tailored around your individual needs.

I offer solution-focused contracts or work open-ended, negotiating and reviewing our work together along the way, until you feel stronger in yourself and wish to end the work.

I have a room available at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton on Beach Road and an office in South Lancing, Wide water area.

Both have wheelchair access and disabled parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold certificates in

  • NCFE Level 1 Interpersonal skills.
  • NCFE Level 2 In Counselling Skills.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
  • Director to Arun Counselling Centre 2023 - 2024
  • Level 2/3  tutor with Cara Counselling Training 2022 - 2024

I have previously worked with Sussex Police and organisations supporting domestic abuse and homelessness victims.

My client case subjects have included victims of crime, childhood trauma, emotional & sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem issues, pregnancy issues & loss, job-related stress, redundancy, the ageing process, terminal illness, grief, Life transitions, sexual exploration and unusual phenomena and include occult/paranormal and spiritual counselling.

My knowledge and insights are drawn from my own life experience and studies, covering many subjects including alternative lifestyles, sexual identity and exploration, diversity, race and cultural integration, religious and spiritual exploration, major life transitions including complex pregnancy, bereavement and loss, physical and emotional abuse, processing injustice, front-line confrontation and combat, violence and trauma.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Occult and alternative belief systems, supporting exploration of a paradigm shift and any trauma involved.

Supporting the Travelling community.

Supporting Motorcycle clubs, back patch organisations, and veterans.


Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information


  • Zoom video or Lancing office sessions start from £50.00 per session to £25.00
  • Phone counselling starts from 45.00 per session to £25.00
  • In-person sessions at Dove Lodge, Littlehampton /£60.00 per session
  • Concession £36.00 for Dove Lodge In-person sessions
  • Student counsellors are charged £25.00 per in-person session until qualified.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Zoom and phone sessions start at 8 am, the last session is at 8 pm.

In-person sessions in Littlehampton will start 10 am, the last session is at 7 pm.

Lancing office 9 am to 9 pm

Dove Lodge, 49 Beach Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5JG

Lancing, West Sussex, BN15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.

There is wheelchair access and disabled parking at my office in Lancing and Dove Lodge in Littlehampton


In person

I offer a friendly and relaxed supervision environment where we can explore your client's work, progress, blocks, and personal development together.

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Margaret Yarlett
Margaret Yarlett