Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker

Bognor Regis
West Sussex


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About me

At times life can be stressful and overwhelming. Being able to share your worries and concerns in a caring and supportive environment can be really helpful. Counselling can provide that safe space where your voice can be heard.

I am a Person-Centred practitioner and I believe that given the right conditions in therapy people can grow and flourish.Therapy provides a safe place for exploration and discovery of the beliefs and attitudes that can limit an individual's development towards happiness and fulfillment.

I  work with young adults and older clients on relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.  As a Person-Centred therapist I believe in the autonomy of each individual to grow and I am here to support you in a safe environment where you can be heard. I work in a caring and empathic way and I will always be guided by you regarding what you want to discuss and how your sessions progress.

I work in the Barnham area and offer short or long term therapy. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long, happen on a weekly basis at a regular time,and this will  be discussed when we first meet.

Counselling offers you space and time to talk through any issues, difficulties or concerns you may be experiencing. I have a particular interest in issues of race and identity.

I believe we all have the ability to make changes in our lives which are beneficial. Counselling is a first step to achieving your potential and greater happiness.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) English Studies University of Chichester, 2005

Counselling skills -Chichester College, 2008

Diploma Humanistic Counselling, University of Chichester, 2012.

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, University of Chichester, 2014.

As a professional counsellor I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework ensuring that my knowledge and skills are current. I do this through training and continuing professional development.

I have regular supervision to support my practice. This is confidential and ensures my client work is both ethical and professional and meets the BACP standards.

I work in university and charity settings and have a small private practice.

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Initial consultation 50 minutes - free.

Subsequent sessions 50 minutes -£45

Fees are negotiable for those on a low income or students- please ask.

Maps & Directions

Bognor Regis, PO22

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: No


Monday, Friday and some evenings. Please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults