Vanessa Foden (Accredited Member of BACP), Integrative Counsellor.

Vanessa Foden (Accredited Member of BACP), Integrative Counsellor.

35b Chalk Lane
West Sussex
PO20 7LW

07469 969042

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About me

I offer counselling services in a peaceful, relaxed and safe environment. Here you can explore your issues and find resolutions with my help. I am based in a rural setting in Sidlesham just four miles from Chichester.

The added benefit of coming to see me is that there are no parking fees or commuting complications and you will feel immediately at ease and away from your everyday stresses.

You will be in safe hands. I have over ten years experience of Counselling in the NHS and other agencies, helping people like you with a range of issues and circumstances. I will help you get to the heart of your problem quickly so we can explore ways to get you back in charge of your life and making decisions that are right for you. I am an accredited member of BACP, which means I am acknowledged as well trained and extremely experienced in all areas of therapy.

I offer a free 30 minute assessment appointment which enables you to come along and decide if I can help you get back on track. The counselling relationship is really important in enabling recovery and I want you to be sure that we can work effectively together.

My website gives more information on how I work and my philosophy.

Student Counsellors

My training is Humanistic. I am experienced in offering therapy to student counsellors. I understand the stresses placed on you and can help you navigate your way through the variety of expectations placed on you. I offer extended hours and weekend appointments to fit in with the balancing act of the course requirements, supervision and a placement.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Therapy for IAPT
  • Registered accredited member of BACP for 7 years
  • Accredited member of IPTUK
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature
  • PGCE in Secondary Education


Couples/relationship Counselling Training

CBT Bootcamp with Christine Padesky

Brief Intervention Therapy

Trauma in the Counselling Room

Working with the Vulnerable

Abusive Relationships

Working with Anger

Narcissism in Families

Solution Focussed Therapy

Working with the whole body (and mind)

Overcoming Emotional Eating

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling can be tailored to short term, more solution focussed sessions with perhaps one issue to resolve.  Or open ended, more long term sessions where there are many issues to untangle and consider.  We will review our sessions regularly and ensure that you are getting what you need to get well.

I offer a free thirty minute assessment appointment.

Thereafter a 50 minute session costs £35.00 for individual counselling.

Couples costs £45.00 for a 60 minute session.

Student Counsellor rate £30.00

Any cancelled sessions will encounter a 50% charge. Missed sessions will be charged at full price.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO20 7LW

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:


I have day time and evening availability, including Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults