Marilyn Chapman

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BA Hons Counselling MBACP (accredited) Registered UKRCP
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Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, BN43
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

For 15 years I was employed by five Brighton and Hove NHS practices as their Counsellor. Many of my clients these days come from recommendations of my past work. I offer Individual brief/long term Counselling/Psychotherapy/ Life Coaching and welcome clients from all walks of life, ethnicity, faiths and beliefs.
They are offered my acceptance, empathy, respect and as a non judgemental therapist  I believe very much in developing a relationship built on trust. My work is confidential and supportive, can be interactive yet always deeply hearing and supporting my clients through their therapeutic journey.

My experience is very comprehensive and includes working with low self confidence/esteem, depression/low mood, post natal depression. anxiety/stress related issues, panic attacks, anger management, assertion, being bullied, work/career and relationship issues, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, difficulty making decisions, loneliness, self harming, disturbing thoughts/memories, family problems. seasonal affected disorder (SAD) affairs and betrayals separation/divorce, bereavement, loss, childbirth and other life changing events.

As a qualified Humanistic therapist my Core model is Person Centred underpinned by an Integrative framework which includes Transactional Analysis (T.A) and Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy (CBT)
Trained and Registered with the Dr Edward Bach Foundation for many years, I am a Holistic Therapist who qualified prior to my Counselling training in Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Whilst living in Australia I studied fulltime for a year in Child care which placed a strong emphasis on Child Psychology. Since that time I've continued my professional development in many areas including childcare, and am experienced in assisting parents dealing with various behavioural challenges in their children.

I have CRB clearance and as an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists work to their ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP (accredited)
  • BA Hons Counselling
  • Dip Couns Psychology & Psychotherapy
  • Dip Counselling
  • Life Coaching Certificate
  • City And Guilds 7307 Teaching Certificate
  • Certificate in Childcare
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anger Management
  • CBT
  • Eating Disorders
  • Diploma Aromatherapy and Reflexology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with many students of all ages over the years both in General Practice and privately. Reasons presented by students can be varied including difficulty adapting to a change of school, college, university, facing examination stress, or suffering from bullying.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are:
£50 a session for face to face, online, telephone, and Skype/Zoom/Teams therapy. 

My availability is flexible with predominately mornings between 9.30 am and 1pm currently available, including Saturdays.

If possible I offer new clients a 50 minute initial assessment as soon as required. This is usually within a week, and sometimes may be possible within 24/48 hours. I try to keep one or two sessions available for any urgent Appointments.

My initial assessment appointment helps you to ascertain whether you feel I am the right Counsellor/Psychotherapist for you, and best able to meet your needs.

I offer a confidential short phone chat prior to this if required. This where I invite you to ask any questions of me that you may have. For those who might not have previously worked with an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist I recognise that you may feel initially apprehensive. I therefor try to reassure wherever possible, thereby assisting you hopefully to feel more at ease.

My response to any message via phone, text or email is usually within the same day either to make an appointment, or if there is a question regarding therapy you might wish to ask me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9.30 am to 1pm currently available, including Saturday mornings.

Further information

Face to face, Skype, Zoom, online, and telephone therapy are available.

Please telephone me if you have an appointment, but feel unwell.

My Shoreham location with free parking is close to Shoreham High Street and the train station. It is served by a very comprehensive train and bus service.
Southwick, Lancing, Portslade, Worthing,  Mile oak and Steyning are within easy reach, though many clients use video and telephone from much further afield to work with me.

Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, BN43

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

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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 are 2 very low steps into my cosy garden therapy room which easily accommodates a wheelchair. Please notify me in advance so that I can ensure you have any assistance you might require.


In person

I am a Humanistic, Integrative, mature experienced Supervisor.

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