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Offington Counselling Service

Worthing, BN14 7TN
01903 212275 01903 212275 Registered / Accredited
Worthing, BN14 7TN

About us

Established in 1983 as Offington Counselling Service, we are an independent local charity, serving the community of Worthing and surrounding areas.

We have helped thousands of people make changes in their lives and relationships to improve their emotional health and wellbeing, not only to benefit themselves but their families and communities too.

Our charitable aim is to provide counselling as widely as possible without profit. We are not funded by the NHS or central government.

Fast access and financially supported counselling options are available.

We are a BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) accredited service. BACP Accredited Services are high quality, professionally managed therapeutic counselling / psychotherapy services that have been independently assessed as meeting BACP's defined standards across a wide range of criteria.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are a BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) accredited service. BACP Accredited Services are high quality, professionally managed therapeutic counselling / psychotherapy services that have been independently assessed as meeting BACP's defined standards across a wide range of criteria.

All are counsellors are qualified or completing their training with a recognised training organisation.

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.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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Fees

Fast access counselling - if you wish to start counselling without having to wait:

With our standard fee option (£42 for individuals), we aim to see you within a week for your initial consultation.

Supported counselling - If cost could be a barrier, we offer financially supported counselling, depending on what you can afford.

Further information

Counselling may be short-term or an open-ended, longer term arrangement. We work with you to decide what is most appropriate for you.

We work with local organisations to provide counselling for their employees.

Offington Park Methodist Church
South Farm Road
Worthing
BN14 7TN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Counselling available Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 8pm Office opening hours: Monday 4.15pm - 8.30pm / Tuesday 5 - 6pm / Wednesday 1pm - 3.30pm / Thursday 4.15 - 9pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Offington Counselling Service

Offington Counselling Service