Margaret Yarlett

Margaret Yarlett

Dove Lodge
49 Beach Road
West Sussex
BN17 5JG

The Human Experience
South Lancing
West Sussex

07555 892 926 / 07787423698

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About me

Do you wake up every day filled with hopelessness or dread? Are you asking yourself "what is the point?" or do you say to yourself "I can't do this anymore!" Change can't happen with out action, daring to take that first step may feel impossible but the secret to you breaking free of your chains is to take action now.

The human experience of life is both a unique and personal journey for each of us. None of us walk this path without becoming hurt or scarred along the way. For some of us the pain of our experience can leave us feeling alone, lost and overwhelmed. We may struggle and become stuck in our situation, feeling like it's never going to change.

The truth is though that as Humans we are constantly experiencing change and that the natural flow of life means it is thrust upon us whether we like it or not. What many of us forget is that we each possess within us, the ability to evolve and adapt to the situations we are faced with. Stress and anxiety often cause us to shut down our connection with our coping mechanism and leave us feeling it's out of our control.

As your counselor my aim would be to support you and assist you in reconnecting with your inner strength 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 harness valuable skills to achieve your life goals.

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 Junging theory. Each of these approaches are integrated into my work and styled around your individual needs.

I can offer you either 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 in South Lancing close to the seafront, that is comfortable and has parking available outside. There is also a 700 bus route at the end of the road.

I also have a room available at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton on Beach Road.

If you are disabled or elderly and find it difficult to travel or get out, I am open to negotiating home visits by prior arrangement.

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.

I have worked with Sussex Police and organisations supporting victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. My client case subjects have included victims of crime, childhood trauma, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic Stress-disorder, self esteem issues, pregnancy issues, job related stress, redundancy, ageing process, terminal illness, bereavement, unusual phenomena and included occult/spiritual counselling.

My knowledge and insights are drawn from my own life experience and can cover many subjects including: alternative lifestyles, sexual exploration and diversity, race and cultural integration, religious and spiritual exploration, major life transitions as well as front line confrontation, violence and trauma.

Member organisations



My fees are structured around your budget.

If you are in full time employment that is unsupported by benefits and wish to book             in-personal sessions:

£40.00 per 50 minute session.

If you are working minimal hour or experiencing debt and wish to book in-person sessions:

£30/£25.00 per 50 minute sessions

I offer telephone counselling to parents with children at school/holiday periods, unemployed/hardship and for shift work:

£20.00 full fee / £10.00 hardship.(Phone counselling fees only.)

I accept cash/Phone banking payments paid start of session.

Block bookings in advance phone banking only.

Maps & Directions

Littlehampton, BN17 5JG
South Lancing, BN15

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is wheel chair access at Dove Lodge in Littlehampton.


Appointments available from 10 am till 7 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday in Littlehampton. Friday appointments available in Lancing. Flexibility around phone counselling.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults