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(Pottle) MBACP BA(Hons)

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 work with both individuals and couples in 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 your availability and needs.

You can contact me by telephone or email and set up a free initial call.

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 have provided both short and long term counselling for a number of organisations and a university.

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)

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


From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free initial phone call.

First contact sessions of 50 minutes are £25.

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

Couple are £50 - £60.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7DN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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