Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st June 2021

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation 50 minutes - free.

Subsequent sessions 50 minutes -£45

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

Availability

Monday, Friday and some evenings. Please enquire

Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker