Silé Ormrod BA(Hons), Dip NLP, MBACP

Silé Ormrod BA(Hons), Dip NLP, MBACP

West Sussex

West Sussex

07542 595870

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About me

About Me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Chichester, working with a broad range of client issues. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space in which you can talk about and explore your feelings freely; working together to find ways forward, locating the resources and strength within yourself to address your difficulties.

I am a Humanistic therapist, and believe that building an empathic, genuine, and trusting relationship with my clients, and providing an understanding and accepting environment, are fundamental to achieving a positive outcome.   I am non-directive, which means that you choose what to talk about, and what we will work together with, in each session.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Professional Conduct Procedures described therein.

How I work

I work primarily in the Chichester area, providing both long-term or short-term therapy. I believe that the quality of the relationship you develop with your counsellor plays a vital role in bringing about a successful outcome for your therapy. Each therapist will have their own approach, based on their specific learning, experiences and expertise. Initially training as a Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I typically follow a ‘Person Centred’ and ‘Solution-Focussed’ approach, but ultimately seek to find the way of working that best meets your particular personal needs.

I am very happy to work therapeutically with creative arts (such as painting, drawing and writing), and with unconscious material such as dreams. This creative approach can be particularly effective to aid healing for clients who have difficulty locating the source of their difficulties, or who cannot speak easily about their feelings or experiences.

What I offer

Because choosing the right therapist to meet your individual needs is important, I provide a free 30 minute initial appointment, to enable us to decide whether I would be the right therapist for you. (Sometimes, clients will wish to meet with a number of therapists before choosing the one that feels right for them.)

I work with adults, children and adolescents, often working creatively through arts and play therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Chichester (2013 - 2017): BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (1st class)

International NLP Trainers Association (2015): Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming

University of Chichester (2013 - 2015): Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Distinction)

CPD courses since 2015 include:

  • Counselling Young People with Depression
  • Understanding and Working with Trauma
  • Creative Arts in Counselling
  • Painting from the Heart (Art Therapy)
  • Young People and Suicide
  • Painting from the Heart (Art Therapy)
  • Child Trauma and Dissociation (BICTD)
  • Safeguarding
  • Young Carers’ Awareness
  • Child’s Internal World (Art Therapy)
  • Sexualised Trauma
  • School Counselling Safeguarding Research
  • Safeguarding Refresher
  • Working With Themes Around Adoption
  • Therapeutic Models for Short-Term Working
  • Integrating Artwork Into Your Counselling Practice (BACP)
  • Working with Clients’ Dreams
  • Family Therapy & Family Dynamics

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Developmental trauma in children
  • Domestic abuse
  • Family issues
  • Panic disorder
  • Transgender issues and transitioning.


£45 per 50 minute session.

I provide a free 30 minute initial appointment. Please click here to send me an email or  call me on: 07542 595870 if you would like to arrange this.

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19
Chichester, PO18

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 user access: Yes


I understand that it can be difficult to fit counselling appointments in around work and family commitments, and therefore offer flexible appointments, including evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults