Silé Ormrod

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BA(Hons), Dip NLP, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Midhurst GU29 & Chichester PO19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About Me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Chichester and Midhurst, 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 Midhurst and Chichester areas, 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.

I understand it can be difficult to fit counselling appointments around work or family commitments, so I offer flexible appointments, including evenings.  I am also able to provide sessions by phone or online (e.g. Skype).

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
  • Trauma
  • Art in the Therapy Room
  • Polyvagal Theory in Action
  • The Body Keeps the Score
  • Working Online with Children
  • Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma
  • Polyvagal Theory in Practice
  • Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Transgenerational Trauma
  • The Disintegrating Self: Understanding and Working with Adults with ADHD
  • GDPR Training Update
  • ASC and ADHD
  • Working Holistically
  • Sand Tray and Dream Work
  • Boundaries 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session.

I provide a free 30 minute initial appointment. Please click here to send me an email or  call me on: 07745 220545 if you would like to arrange this.

When I work

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

Easebourne, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Silé Ormrod
Silé Ormrod