Shelley Taylor

Shelley Taylor

West Sussex

West Sussex

01903 856301 / 07971 528209

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West Sussex

West Sussex

01903 856301 / 07971 528209

About me

Many of us encounter problems or difficulties in our lives which we struggle to overcome on our own. It can however be difficult to ask for help, particularly from those around you, such as family and friends. It can be really helpful to have the opportunity to discuss issues with someone who is not involved in your day to day life.

There are many reasons that people seek counselling. It may be that you have recently suffered a difficult life event, lost a loved one, are suffering from health issues, have problems in your relationship(s), are suffering from anxiety/low self-esteem or are just struggling to live the life you wish. It may be that you are feeling a bit lost and just don't really know who you are or want to be. I am often asked what about what area I specialise in. I however work with the person rather than an issue and therefore each person is different and can be seeking help with many different issues.

In counselling I can offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can talk about issues with someone who is impartial and non-judgmental. I can offer you a space to talk and think about matters away from the pressures of every day life. I will not give you "homework" or offer advice.  I will however help you to explore issues to try to find some understanding of what may be causing you difficulty and to find some clarity to achieve your own changes.

I am able to work with you on an open ended basis or for a fixed number of sessions.  Everyone's needs are different and we can discuss what will best work for you. Appointments are usually weekly at the same time each week. I am however aware that this is not always possible and can usually accommodate shift patterns.

In addition to to traditional format of one to one Counselling, sometimes it can be helpful to take the counselling outside of a therapy room and if you would like to do so, I am able to offer "walk and talk" sessions. This would involve a 50 minute session walking or sitting in a quiet spot on the beach. Initial sessions will however always take place in the therapy room.

I am a qualified counsellor who is experienced in working with a wide range of issues. I am a registered member of BACP

I am able to offer appointments in Littlehampton.

If you contact me by email, sometimes my response will go to your spam folders so could you please also provide a contact telephone number. I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP.

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic) from a BACP accredited training facility.

Transactional Analysis TA101 certificate.

I continue to develop experience and expertise by way of further CPD training.

One year training in Hypnotherapy (not currently practising).

20 years experience working in family law dealing with Divorce, separation, family, children and domestic violence issues.

Experieced in working with young people aged 12- 18. Not currently working with young people under the age of 16.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health issues

identity issues


50 minute sessions charged at £45 each. Some concessions may be available, depending on circumstances and I happy to discuss this with you.

I can offer block bookings at a reduced rate (payable in advance) - 6 sessions for £225 (£37.50 per session)

Maps & Directions

Rustington, BN16
Littlehampton, BN17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
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