Sofia Kolesnikova Counselling, MBACP

Sofia Kolesnikova Counselling, MBACP

West Sussex


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About me

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and therapist. I have a private practice in Chichester, five minutes drive from the city center. If you're experiencing anxiety, stress, mood swings, depression, or you're feeling lonely, desperate, angry or sad, if you struggle with your self-esteem, your eating habits or OCD, or going through a divorce or separation - consider professional help. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling face-to-face, online via Skype and telephone counselling. I respect the uniqueness of each person and therefore there will be no standard approach to our sessions.

My aim is to hear you out and to create an atmosphere where you can trust me enough to tell your story. I appreciate how hard it might be to start talking and that you might at times feel stuck. I understand that it's difficult to trust. I've been there myself, thinking that no one will understand me. I couldn't tell what it was exactly that stopped me from enjoying my life. Therapy has become the means of discovering my true self and seeing things differently.

You might wonder what the therapy is like and what you will need to do. I can assure you that you don't have to come prepared. Just bring yourself, your feelings and thoughts and together we'll work through them.

If you feel afraid that you won't be able to bring enough, that you might go "blank"- don't worry. In the safe and comfortable environment of the counselling room it might become possible to allow yourself simply be and to hear and understand yourself better.

Please, email me to arrange our initial session. If you are happy to continue we will set up a second session. Some people benefit from seeing a counsellor once a week, others might need two or three sessions a week. In our initial session we will discuss what is more beneficial for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Background in Biology and Psychology.
  • Registered member of BACP, Reg. Number 374661

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with the following: feeling worthless, no motivation, feeling used, feeling sad, feeling rejected, feeling like killing myself, can't trust anyone, they hate me, I'm a waste of space, I'm faking it, I have no purpose in life, disabled child, I'm old and useless, there's no future, survivors of rape, mental health, anxiety attacks.

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  • My practice is in Chichester
  • Safe space to talk


All sessions are charged at my current rate of £45.

Further information

Ample free street parking is available.

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Opening hours:

Monday                  9:00-20:00

Wednesday-Friday  9:00-20:00

Types of client

Older adults
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