Sarah Child MBACP Accred

Sarah Child MBACP Accred

West Sussex


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About me

Welcome to my counselling space in the "west-end" of Worthing town centre.  I am an experienced integrative counsellor, and can help with anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, LGBT issues, living with illness, or disability. Unhappy feelings, difficulties with relationships, life events, or loss can become overwhelming.  Seeking help takes courage.  So when you start counselling, I will be non-judgemental, and respectful of your individuality.  We shall be working together for your benefit. 

About me
Good therapy is likely when your therapist understands what pain and struggle feel like.   Becoming a therapist has been my journey to freedom.  Finding friends along the way to guide or goad me was most important!  Seeing my therapist was more so.

Training and experience have shaped some professional tools and vision.

I lived abroad travelled when younger, so enjoy different cultures, and am deeply interested in different religions. 

I worked as a volunteer counsellor from 2005 and after training was awarded the Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2011, and post graduate BACP accreditation.

How I work
As a humanistic integrative counsellor, I work for you to reach for your own strength or solutions.  There are certain ingredients that make this possible.  Confidentiality and a feeling of trust are very importamt.  The counsellor needs to respond skilfully to you with understanding, empathy, and focus. 

A short course of counselling therapy focusses around your issue, to find a realistic solution

A longer course allows us to address life's obstacles more profoundly and long term therapy will help you change in a lasting way.  You will be supported by an experienced therapist and counsellor, who gets to know you well.  This helps you find your own strengths, meaning in life, and soulfulness.
Whatever is bothering you, feel free to meet me for an introductory session to discuss, or explore your needs, feelings and thoughts.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accreditation 2017

BACP approved Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling 2011

Certificate in Counselling Skills 2003
Alcohol Counsellor for Action for Change Organisation 2005-2009
Counsellor for Brighton Women's Centre 2008-10
Counsellor for Age Concern 2009-2012
Cruse Bereavement Care certificate 2015

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Free first half hour. This may be over the phone, or in the counselling room. I understand that seeking a counsellor can be a daunting prospect and I want my client to feel comfortable and at ease. My fee for an introductory 50 minute session is £20.00, this is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.

The standard fee for a counselling session is £40

Students fee £30. Concessions are available for those with low income.

Further information

Short or long term counselling is available.
The practice is conveniently positioned near Worthing town centre. 
Parking is free nearby (5 minutes walk) Please contact me for info about parking in the street (metered)
and public transport.

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I can see people on the ground floor, with notification. There is a bit of a step over the threshold


Weekdays, including some evenings

Types of client

Older adults