Vanessa Foden

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(Accredited Member of BACP), Humanistic Counsellor
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Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7LW
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

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're in safe hands. I have over twelve 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, safe and extremely experienced.

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.

I also offer Couples Therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Therapy for IAPT
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy for Depression
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Registered accredited member of BACP for 15 years
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature
  • PGCE in Secondary Education


Couples/relationship Counselling Training with The Tavistock Institute for Relationships

Certificate in Supervision

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

Registered / Accredited

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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


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

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 £45.00 for individual counselling.

Couples costs £55.00 for a 50 minute session.

Student Counsellor rate £35.00

Any cancelled sessions will encounter a 50% charge if 24 hours notice not given. Missed sessions will be charged at full price.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

35b Chalk Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7LW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

The relationship between the supervisor and supervisee is integral to any client work we undertake. It is containing, reflective and restorative.

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Vanessa Foden
Vanessa Foden