About us

Petersfield Counselling Service offers affordable counselling to adults who are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk with a counsellor.  Difficulties may include loneliness, anxiety, depression, employment worries, relationships, family issues, loss and bereavement, stress, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. We offer short or long term counselling for up to 2 years and ask clients to make a donation which is within their financial means.  Petersfield Counselling Service is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and our counsellors work within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors have undertaken professional training to at least Diploma or Degree level.  We also offer placements to carefully selected students who are in the final stages of their professional training.  Petersfield Counselling Service is a professionally run independent and confidential service founded in 1987.  The charity is governed by a Trustee Board who are members of the local community with experience in caring and clinical professions.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

If you would like to talk about an issue that is not listed on our profile, please contact our intake coordinator who will be able to advise on whether we are able to help.


From £20.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

As a commitment to counselling we ask clients for a weekly donation towards therapy based on income and what is affordable.  As a charity we rely on donations from the local community, however, no-one will be refused help for financial reasons.  Our guidelines suggest a minimum donation of £20 but we are also able to offer concessions to those who are not able to afford this amount.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

We offer face to face counselling Monday to Thursday evenings 6- 9 pm and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2 - 5 pm depending on availability.  Remote counselling may be more flexible.

Further information

From September 2021 counselling is offered face to face or remotely by video or telephone.  Our face to face service is offered at Petersfield Hospital from 6 - 9 pm Monday to Thursday evenings and at The Centre in Lavant Street, Petersfield from 2 - 5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  

To begin counselling with us, an initial intake session is arranged by our coordinator.  Following this, one of our counsellors will be in touch to arrange sessions with you.

Languages spoken include Norwegian and Spanish.


Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Our counselling rooms at Petersfield Hospital are accessible for wheelchair users.

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