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Jeni Gill
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
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Andy Escott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The counselling relationship is at the heart of my work, therefore my focus is to create a warm, trusting and safe environment. Together we can explore what is happening for you and begin working through the process, avoiding judgement or dismissal. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, low self esteem, abuse or need to process grief, difficult/overwhelming feelings, relationship issues. Maybe you would like to make some life changes and need to gain some clarity and confidence in what you are doing and where you are going. Whatever has led you to this point, I’m here to do the journey with you.
The counselling relationship is at the heart of my work, therefore my focus is to create a warm, trusting and safe environment. Together we can explore what is happening for you and begin working through the process, avoiding judgement or dismissal. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, low self esteem, abuse or need to process grief, difficult/overwhelming feelings, relationship issues. Maybe you would like to make some life changes and need to gain some clarity and confidence in what you are doing and where you are going. Whatever has led you to this point, I’m here to do the journey with you.
01903 944049 View 01903 944049
Photo of Dan Michael Gluckstein, Counsellor in BN17, England
Dan Michael Gluckstein
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an extremely compassionate person who knows that whatever struggles, difficulties and sufferings we endure can be alleviated by being truly listened to and supported in a warm, secure and safe environment with a committed, trusted and caring other. There is no need to suffer in silence. Root causes and solutions will emerge. What do you want to change? What are your goals? What would allow your innate wisdom to shine? Growth and healing is beautiful to both experience and witness. I guarantee you my utmost endeavour and commitment towards freedom from the emotional, psychological and spiritual shackles that can limit us.
I am an extremely compassionate person who knows that whatever struggles, difficulties and sufferings we endure can be alleviated by being truly listened to and supported in a warm, secure and safe environment with a committed, trusted and caring other. There is no need to suffer in silence. Root causes and solutions will emerge. What do you want to change? What are your goals? What would allow your innate wisdom to shine? Growth and healing is beautiful to both experience and witness. I guarantee you my utmost endeavour and commitment towards freedom from the emotional, psychological and spiritual shackles that can limit us.
01483 967682 View 01483 967682
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Lucy Ward
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
You might be looking for help to make some changes, to process loss or to find some relief from feeling anxious, depressed or stressed. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic space in which we can work through your issues together. It can feel difficult and isolating when you're stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving and relating.  Talking it through with me could bring some relief.  Counselling can be an immensely healing and rewarding process. Contact me to discuss open-ended talking therapy or short-term if preferred.
You might be looking for help to make some changes, to process loss or to find some relief from feeling anxious, depressed or stressed. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic space in which we can work through your issues together. It can feel difficult and isolating when you're stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving and relating.  Talking it through with me could bring some relief.  Counselling can be an immensely healing and rewarding process. Contact me to discuss open-ended talking therapy or short-term if preferred.
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Mel Crowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right therapist for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right therapist for you! Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting? Were you treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent? Do they still treat you badly even though you're an adult? Do they ever give you the silent treatment? Does all this still affect you today, and you can’t stop thinking about the way they treated you? Does this leave you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it or how to get over it? If so, then you might be feeling really hurt and alone, unable to see a way out.
07403 931297 View 07403 931297
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Lucy M Brooks
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families. I work with families of young children as well as individual therapy for older children and adolescents. I offer assessment and interventions for many emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety and mood disorders, eating difficulties, sleeping difficulties, social/ relationship issues, self esteem and resilience, coping with physical health problems, trauma, and attachment. My interventions aim to support the family and child or young person in making positive changes in their emotional well being.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families. I work with families of young children as well as individual therapy for older children and adolescents. I offer assessment and interventions for many emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety and mood disorders, eating difficulties, sleeping difficulties, social/ relationship issues, self esteem and resilience, coping with physical health problems, trauma, and attachment. My interventions aim to support the family and child or young person in making positive changes in their emotional well being.
07723 463345 View 07723 463345
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Barbara Wojcik-Lokaj
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Do you feel that your life is difficult to cope with, and that you are 'stuck'? Experiencing marital burnout or would like to work on yourself to find yourself and your goals. Maybe your child is going through an emotionally tough patch at the moment? I help parents in situations of emerging problems related to children or parents' relationships with children, in situations of parents' doubts about their upbringing methods or doubts resulting from concerns about the child's mental health. What would your life look like if you stopped feeling overwhelmed and found the right way to communicate with your partner or child?
Do you feel that your life is difficult to cope with, and that you are 'stuck'? Experiencing marital burnout or would like to work on yourself to find yourself and your goals. Maybe your child is going through an emotionally tough patch at the moment? I help parents in situations of emerging problems related to children or parents' relationships with children, in situations of parents' doubts about their upbringing methods or doubts resulting from concerns about the child's mental health. What would your life look like if you stopped feeling overwhelmed and found the right way to communicate with your partner or child?
01903 497588 View 01903 497588
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Christine Mortimer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
We sometimes find it difficult to cope with the things that life throws at us, be it relationship issues, health problems, self esteem and self doubt, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or phobias. Sometimes we just need a safe space where we can explore and talk about the things that worry us with someone who can help us find our own way through the struggle in an empathic and totally non-judgmental way. I am a fully integrative psychotherapist offering counselling and hypnotherapy in a calm, mindful and supportive environment.
We sometimes find it difficult to cope with the things that life throws at us, be it relationship issues, health problems, self esteem and self doubt, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or phobias. Sometimes we just need a safe space where we can explore and talk about the things that worry us with someone who can help us find our own way through the struggle in an empathic and totally non-judgmental way. I am a fully integrative psychotherapist offering counselling and hypnotherapy in a calm, mindful and supportive environment.
07401 206504 View 07401 206504
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Tina Barber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My offering as a therapist is rooted from lived experiences and working within the community to support people through information sharing, kindness and integrity. I specialise in supporting women with health & well-being, peri-menopause, being a single parent and domestic abuse relationships (intimate, family or friends). I offer a safe space to discuss your needs and goals for your future and support you to reach your potential.
My offering as a therapist is rooted from lived experiences and working within the community to support people through information sharing, kindness and integrity. I specialise in supporting women with health & well-being, peri-menopause, being a single parent and domestic abuse relationships (intimate, family or friends). I offer a safe space to discuss your needs and goals for your future and support you to reach your potential.
01903 944092 View 01903 944092
Photo of Anthony Bedell, Psychotherapist in BN17, England
Anthony Bedell
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Many of us struggle sometimes with how we feel and we want someone to share that struggle with us. I aim to be there for you and with you, listening to how you feel and trying to help you make sense of it. Sometimes we know how we feel; sometimes are feelings are so muddled that we don't. We need space to get our heads around things, and we need to do it in a safe, secure space. Our bodies and our dreams, too, can hold part of our experience; it can be really important to listen to them. They can express what we don't realise we feel or want or know.
Many of us struggle sometimes with how we feel and we want someone to share that struggle with us. I aim to be there for you and with you, listening to how you feel and trying to help you make sense of it. Sometimes we know how we feel; sometimes are feelings are so muddled that we don't. We need space to get our heads around things, and we need to do it in a safe, secure space. Our bodies and our dreams, too, can hold part of our experience; it can be really important to listen to them. They can express what we don't realise we feel or want or know.
01903 254582 View 01903 254582
Photo of Shameem Slow, Psychotherapist in BN17, England
Shameem Slow
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
I have a specialist interest in working with people who have suffered or are suffering abuse. Abuse can happen to anyone, any gender any age any type such as physical, emotional, sexual and even financial. I will create a safe environment where it is warm and non judgemental. I will be open and genuine so we are able to work towards growth, change and your full potential. We can do this by talking, or creatively by art or a sand tray, which can bridge what is going on in the unconscious to the conscious to then become aware of what may be holding us back.
I have a specialist interest in working with people who have suffered or are suffering abuse. Abuse can happen to anyone, any gender any age any type such as physical, emotional, sexual and even financial. I will create a safe environment where it is warm and non judgemental. I will be open and genuine so we are able to work towards growth, change and your full potential. We can do this by talking, or creatively by art or a sand tray, which can bridge what is going on in the unconscious to the conscious to then become aware of what may be holding us back.
01903 947009 View 01903 947009
Photo of Victoria Clancy, Psychotherapist in BN17, England
Victoria Clancy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Vicky, I offer face to face and online psychotherapy; play and art therapy for children and young people in the Sussex area. I have a private room located in Oving, Chichester as well as working in schools and other locations in West Sussex. I also offer support for parents, teachers and professionals. I specialise in working with young people who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms and behavioural difficulties. My website explains this in more detail: victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk or you may prefer to give me a call or email to find out more: 07867 433 558, victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk.
Hi, I am Vicky, I offer face to face and online psychotherapy; play and art therapy for children and young people in the Sussex area. I have a private room located in Oving, Chichester as well as working in schools and other locations in West Sussex. I also offer support for parents, teachers and professionals. I specialise in working with young people who are impacted by trauma, anxiety, depressive symptoms and behavioural difficulties. My website explains this in more detail: victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk or you may prefer to give me a call or email to find out more: 07867 433 558, victoria@victoriaclancy.co.uk.
01243 219368 View 01243 219368
Photo of Lynn Crescens Smith, Counsellor in BN17, England
Lynn Crescens Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Littlehampton BN17  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you sometimes struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, stress or a lack of confidence? Do you keep repeating the same old patterns of behaviour? Just want it to stop? Together we can look at where these patterns began by exploring your past experiences and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Whether you have a problem that needs some time to look at or something specific that you need help with right now .... using either long-term or short-term therapy, we can work together to help you find a solution and get back to the enjoyment of living.
Do you sometimes struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, stress or a lack of confidence? Do you keep repeating the same old patterns of behaviour? Just want it to stop? Together we can look at where these patterns began by exploring your past experiences and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Whether you have a problem that needs some time to look at or something specific that you need help with right now .... using either long-term or short-term therapy, we can work together to help you find a solution and get back to the enjoyment of living.
07480 488869 View 07480 488869
Photo of Jaye Donnellan, Psychotherapist in BN17, England
Jaye Donnellan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Jaye, a BACP registered therapist and clinical supervisor experienced in working with domestic abuse and sexual violence, relationship difficulties, childhood/ developmental trauma and abuse, sexuality and gender identity, stress, anxiety, depression and self-esteem. It can feel like a huge leap reaching out for support when you’re finding it difficult to make sense of who you are, or the world around you. If you are struggling to move forward from your experiences I can walk beside you, helping you feel less alone or fearful.
Hello, I’m Jaye, a BACP registered therapist and clinical supervisor experienced in working with domestic abuse and sexual violence, relationship difficulties, childhood/ developmental trauma and abuse, sexuality and gender identity, stress, anxiety, depression and self-esteem. It can feel like a huge leap reaching out for support when you’re finding it difficult to make sense of who you are, or the world around you. If you are struggling to move forward from your experiences I can walk beside you, helping you feel less alone or fearful.
01243 212052 View 01243 212052
Photo of Graham Clarke, Psychologist in BN17, England
Graham Clarke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
01243 957014 View 01243 957014
Photo of Ruth Guile, Counsellor in BN17, England
Ruth Guile
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
We grow and change with our environment. We flourish in favourable conditions and feel we are slowed down by difficulties and stresses along the way. We adapt to what we face and sometimes through painful and complicated times we lose a sense of confidence in ourselves and who we are. Then it may be helpful to have someone with us so that we can identify for ourselves how to grow and move forwards. It is an opportunity to look at how we feel, what is important to us, to understand ourselves and feel more in touch with who we really are and who we want to be.
We grow and change with our environment. We flourish in favourable conditions and feel we are slowed down by difficulties and stresses along the way. We adapt to what we face and sometimes through painful and complicated times we lose a sense of confidence in ourselves and who we are. Then it may be helpful to have someone with us so that we can identify for ourselves how to grow and move forwards. It is an opportunity to look at how we feel, what is important to us, to understand ourselves and feel more in touch with who we really are and who we want to be.
01903 251441 View 01903 251441
Photo of Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd, Psychotherapist in BN17, England
Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 25 years of experience in working with people experiencing mental health difficulties within the NHS, initially as a Registered Nurse and later as a Psychotherapist, seeing people from a wide variety of contexts and with a mix of different issues and challenges. The team has grown significantly over the years and is now a well renowned service which is a recognised training placement for Counsellors. As a low-cost service, clients are mainly seen by carefully selected Placement Counsellors who are working under the supervision of In-House Supervisors.
01903 257364 View 01903 257364

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BN17

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BN17 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
94% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in BN17 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BN17?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.