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William Fley, MA, PG. Dip, MBsS, MBACP Accredited

Midhurst, GU29 9HB
07802 841444 07802 841444 Registered / Accredited
Midhurst, GU29 9HB

About me


I believe we are all in a constant journey of becoming. I offer a space to readjust, reevaluate and restructure the elements of our lives which are lost, broken and forgotten. Many people who undergo serious trauma or life-changing events require a holistic approach to treatment; where people are understood and not judged and can be confident that their lives will improve.  I have worked in the following areas:

In particular, I work and teach around the area of 'Absent Father's', dealing with abandonment, be-trail, loss around the issues of homes without dads.

  • Men's issues: intimacy, midlife crises, and relationships
  • Living with pain, illness and living well, using mindfulness-based approaches
  • Depression, using mindfulness-based approaches
  • Crisis and midlife issues
  • Issues of difference: belonging & identity
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Absent fathers: the effects
  • The forgiveness model

I provide solution-focused short-term therapy and long-term counselling as an integrative psychotherapist, including mindfulness-based approaches;  I am fully accredited by the BACP, and a BPS graduate member.

I have 2 consulting rooms, one in Midhurst and Petersfield, South-downs. In addition, I also offer an online counselling service, together with telephone and Skype sessions which are more flexible and therefore can be tailored around your availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA, Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology. Richmond American International University, London.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's College, London.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Surrey.
  • Breathworks: Fully accredited Mindfulness teacher
  • Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Professional memberships:

  • MBACP (full accredited membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Certified Practitioners)
  • APA (American Psychological Association - International affiliate)
  • BPS (British Psychological Society) Graduate member

www.meditationcircle.co.uk and www.mnpc.co.uk


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Transactional analysis


Counselling sessions £50 or for individuals, or

Mindfulness sessions £40 /session

I hold a few places for people with low income who are struggling

I am able to undertake counselling via Skype and telephone.

Arrangements are made to suit the needs of the client, but most clients have weekly sessions.

The first step is an initial assessment of your needs to determine whether counselling and psychotherapy is right for you. The assessment session is 1.5 hours.

Our counselling sessions take place on a one-to-one basis at my private clinic, and last for 50 minutes.

The aim of counselling is to create a safe, non judgmental, compassionate environment. All discussions are confidential, and I am bound by the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice.

Further information


I worked within NHS for a few years, addressing grief and loss. Then worked with the public sector supporting trauma victims adjust and rehabilitate their lives has a tragic or life changing incident. I am currently researching the legacy of absent fatherhood and the long lasting effects.

What is counselling and its benefits?

Counselling is a unique time to engage in a process which can cultivate clarity and help to unravel life's crises. For example, being separated from those we love and care about - whether through divorce or bereavement - can trigger a cycle of depression, anxiety, wrong decisions, substance abuse, vulnerability and years of indecisiveness and negative spirals. The therapeutic process cultivates awareness and insight and nurtures real change.

Elm Leigh
West Sussex
GU29 9HB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

This can be arranged. Please enquire. Home visits are also possible.


Session times vary. Please enquire for details. I also work on Skype and by telephone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


William Fley, MA, PG. Dip, MBsS, MBACP Accredited

William Fley, MA, PG. Dip, MBsS, MBACP Accredited