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About me

Welcome. You may be seeking therapy due to a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and what life brings can be challenging. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. I offer a confidential and supportive space where you can experience understanding, change, healing and growth.

There are many reasons why we want to reach out for help and you do not have to be alone.

I offer face to face, telephone, and online sessions on a short or longer term basis so that I can fit in with the availability and needs of my clients.

You can contact me by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP's code of ethics and guide to best practice.

I work in Chichester, West Sussex and offer a secure and confidential space for my clients. The practice is located in central Chichester and is convenient for parking as well as rail and bus routes.


  • BA (Hons) Humanities
  • Dip. Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) Counselling
  • Certified NLP Practitioner

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer a free initial phone call.

First contact sessions of 50 minutes are £25.

Subsequent therapy sessions of 50 minutes are £30 - £40.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Forum House
Stirling Road
West Sussex
PO19 7DN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

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Maria Yates (Pottle) MBACP BA(Hons)

Maria Yates (Pottle) MBACP BA(Hons)