Rachel Hogben - Accredited Humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP

Rachel Hogben - Accredited Humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist MBACP

West Stoke Rd
West Sussex


07766 020434

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West Stoke Rd
West Sussex


07766 020434

About me

I believe the key to successful counselling is the relationship between therapist and client, therefore I offer an initial, free 30 minute session to everyone and I see this as an opportunity for each individual and myself to decide if we will work together.

I work from a humanistic perspective where emphasis is placed on the uniqueness and respect of the individual, where therapist and client can work together, exploring present difficulties or past issues. Counselling requires the client to engage and be active in the process as it is the client who is the expert on themselves, not the therapist. The journey can often seem challenging but as your therapist, I am with you every step of the way.

I will offer you the space to creatively explore your own potential and develop a deeper understanding of who you are, while encouraging growth and self awareness in a supportive environment. Whatever difficulties presented, I believe that either time limited or long term counselling can be an opportunity to get to know oneself better and explore the potential for positive change without judgement on the way.

Initial 30 minute session is free. For further information on prices and practice venues please see below under 'fees' and 'further information'

I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and a member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) working from my home practice based in Southbourne.

I have twenty years of experience working with the elderly, coupled with over twelve years experience of working creatively with children and young adults in an educational setting. With this wide ranging background, I feel I can bring a creative, caring and down to earth approach to my work with people of all ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

Continued professional development since 2012

  • Emotional Freedom Technique level 1
  • Externship in emotionally focussed couples therapy
  • Mindful self-compassion 25hrs
  • Certificate in couples' counselling 56hrs
  • CBT training 50hrs
  • Trauma and dissociation 20hrs
  • Transactional analysis certificate TA101
  • The nature of trauma and dissociation 20hrs
  • Bereavement, specifically in relation to children 90hrs
  • Disordered eating and bariatric training 60hrs

Training and qualifications

  • Humanistic counselling degree
  • Diploma in humanistic counselling
  • NCFE level 1, 2 & 3 in counselling skills and theory.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have previous work experience as a psychological therapist for Horsham NHS IAPT service called Time to Talk, working mainly with people struggling with depression and anxiety.

I work at St Richards Hospital as a psychological therapist/assessor, assessing a patient's psychological suitability for bariatric surgery and working through their fears and expectations.

I trained and volunteered as a couples therapist with the national marriage care service from 2015-2017, based in Portsmouth. The approach used is emotionally focussed therapy and I now offer couples counselling from my home based practice and from Oldwick Farm practice.

I specialise in obesity and disordered eating issues.

I have extensive training in cognitive behavioural therapy and this training informs a great deal of my work.

I have undertaken 90 hrs training in child bereavement.

I am an accredited member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced supervisor and I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines for best practice. I also have a full CRB check and am experienced in working with vulnerable groups of people.


I have two practice locations: Southbourne (Hampshire) and Chichester (West Sussex)

Appointments are charged at different rates depending on the practice venue.

The initial 30 minute consultation is free in both practices.


£40 per individual and £50 per couple

Sliding scale offered at Southbourne


£45 per individual £55 per couple

Further information

My Home based practice in Southbourne is situated within 8 minute walking distance from Southbourne train station. There is plenty of parking either outside the house or in the residential car park to the left of the house. Address to be given when appointment is booked.

Initial 30 minute consultation is free.

I am available to see clients at my home based practice on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I also offer a limited number of reduced cost appointments for counselling students and a sliding scale for those on a low wage. If this is something you are financially in need of then please bring it to my attention at assessment and we can discuss it from there.

My practice at Oldwick Farm

Initial 30 minute consultation is free.

I am available to see clients from Oldwick Farm practice on a Wednesday starting at the end of May when it will be reopened.

Oldwick Therapy Centre has ample, free onsite parking. On driving along West Stoke Road please look out for the green sign for Oldwick Therapy Centre, and use the second driveway into the business park (coming from the Chichester direction) into the larger parking area, and you will see the door into Oldwick Therapy Centre clearly marked.

Zena Hewett Osteopathy & Health Practice
Oldwick Farm Business Park
West Stoke Road
West Sussex
PO18 9AA

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO18
Emsworth, PO10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays.

Types of client

Older adults
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