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Photo of Rebecca Maria Huls, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Rebecca Maria Huls
Counsellor, MSc
I am passionate about helping clients explore their past experiences, learn ways to manage present moment distress, and look to the future with optimism and hope. I am a S.A.F.E trained EMDR Consultant specializing in attachment focused trauma and utilse EMDR to help clients lead a life free from PTSD symptoms. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive and curious environment to allow my clients to explore their strengths and learn about what is harder for them to do and why.
I am passionate about helping clients explore their past experiences, learn ways to manage present moment distress, and look to the future with optimism and hope. I am a S.A.F.E trained EMDR Consultant specializing in attachment focused trauma and utilse EMDR to help clients lead a life free from PTSD symptoms. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive and curious environment to allow my clients to explore their strengths and learn about what is harder for them to do and why.
01429 802910 View 01429 802910
Photo of templemancounselling, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
templemancounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Is Anxiety getting in the way of your life? Does any of the following sound familiar? You are very self-critical, You usually imagine the worst case scenario, You overthink decisions, You find negative feedback very hard to handle, You replay your interactions repeatedly. If your answer is yes, you are probably are experiencing anxiety to some degree.
Is Anxiety getting in the way of your life? Does any of the following sound familiar? You are very self-critical, You usually imagine the worst case scenario, You overthink decisions, You find negative feedback very hard to handle, You replay your interactions repeatedly. If your answer is yes, you are probably are experiencing anxiety to some degree.
01903 952226 View 01903 952226
Photo of William Fley, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
William Fley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello, I offer psychotherapy both on-line and face-to-face therapy. I offer session to help people find their purpose and meaning in life. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity. I have worked in the NHS, universities, and have been in private practice for over 20 years.
Hello, I offer psychotherapy both on-line and face-to-face therapy. I offer session to help people find their purpose and meaning in life. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity. I have worked in the NHS, universities, and have been in private practice for over 20 years.
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Photo of Dan Michael Gluckstein, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Dan Michael Gluckstein
Counsellor, MBACP
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
Photo of Broadway, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Broadway
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lancing BN15
Hello, my name is Debbie part of Broadway Counselling services. I have a degree in Humanistic counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that you need support with. You may feel depressed, frustrated, discontent or issues such as self esteem, anxiety, addiction, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want to heard someone to understand you.
Hello, my name is Debbie part of Broadway Counselling services. I have a degree in Humanistic counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that you need support with. You may feel depressed, frustrated, discontent or issues such as self esteem, anxiety, addiction, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want to heard someone to understand you.
01903 947019 View 01903 947019
Photo of Kate Nicholls, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Kate Nicholls
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Perhaps you find yourself here because your anxiety and depression is affecting your everyday life, and you're tired of the daily struggles you face, you want something to change. Maybe you recognise that you are driven to repeat patterns of behaviour that cause you distress and pain in relationships. Perhaps you've had a sense for a while that something isn't quite right, a voice inside stopping you from living a happy and fulfilling life and you’re curious to see if therapy could help.
Perhaps you find yourself here because your anxiety and depression is affecting your everyday life, and you're tired of the daily struggles you face, you want something to change. Maybe you recognise that you are driven to repeat patterns of behaviour that cause you distress and pain in relationships. Perhaps you've had a sense for a while that something isn't quite right, a voice inside stopping you from living a happy and fulfilling life and you’re curious to see if therapy could help.
01903 947249 View 01903 947249
Photo of Claire Elmes, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Claire Elmes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
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Photo of Lucy Ward, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Lucy Ward
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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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Photo of Elise Ann Martin, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Elise Ann Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Chichester PO19  (Online Only)
I am a somatic therapist & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand and befriend your self and nervous system; and how the past might live on in, & impact you in your present. We will collaboratively work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
I am a somatic therapist & psycho-educator, with a professional background working with trauma & symptoms of trauma such as E.D's & addiction. Throughout my career, I've specialized in creative & compassionate approaches to support clients reconnect to an innate sense of wellbeing and connection. I work within a relational & somatic frame to support you to understand and befriend your self and nervous system; and how the past might live on in, & impact you in your present. We will collaboratively work together in supporting positive change in all areas of your life.
01748 902201 View 01748 902201
Photo of Rivers Counselling, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Rivers Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Humanistic Counsellor in the Chichester West Sussex. Practicing short and long-term therapy for individuals and couples. Face-to-face and telephone counselling offered. Relationship, anxiety, depression, addiction, terminal illness and bereavement are some of the areas I work with.
Humanistic Counsellor in the Chichester West Sussex. Practicing short and long-term therapy for individuals and couples. Face-to-face and telephone counselling offered. Relationship, anxiety, depression, addiction, terminal illness and bereavement are some of the areas I work with.
07480 487045 View 07480 487045
Photo of Maxine Harley in West Sussex, England
Maxine Harley
MSc
Chichester PO19  (Online Only)
Are you a woman struggling to feel happy and at peace with yourself, your relationships, or your working life? Might it be your own thoughts and behaviours that are getting in the way of you having the life or career success you want? I can help you to understand and manage your emotions, self-talk, boundaries and behaviours. I will help you to rebalance your life and improve your most important relationship - the one you have with yourself and your Inner Child! I’ll work with you nationally or internationally - online using Skype. I work in a short-term focused and structured way tailored to your individual needs (av 15 sessions).
Are you a woman struggling to feel happy and at peace with yourself, your relationships, or your working life? Might it be your own thoughts and behaviours that are getting in the way of you having the life or career success you want? I can help you to understand and manage your emotions, self-talk, boundaries and behaviours. I will help you to rebalance your life and improve your most important relationship - the one you have with yourself and your Inner Child! I’ll work with you nationally or internationally - online using Skype. I work in a short-term focused and structured way tailored to your individual needs (av 15 sessions).
07481 358873 View 07481 358873
Photo of Abigail Oatway, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Abigail Oatway
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Horsham RH13
Working from a shepherds hut, in a peaceful, rural location, I offer both short term and long term counselling. People come to counselling for many reasons, allowing yourself some time and space to talk can help you understand the causes of your unhappiness, distress, anxiety or feelings of disconnection. Being able to link feelings to your patterns of behaviour or ways of relating with others, can help you make sense of certain aspects of your life. Counselling can empower you by helping you make sense of what is happening, deal with painful thoughts, and enable you to make the changes you need to move forward.
Working from a shepherds hut, in a peaceful, rural location, I offer both short term and long term counselling. People come to counselling for many reasons, allowing yourself some time and space to talk can help you understand the causes of your unhappiness, distress, anxiety or feelings of disconnection. Being able to link feelings to your patterns of behaviour or ways of relating with others, can help you make sense of certain aspects of your life. Counselling can empower you by helping you make sense of what is happening, deal with painful thoughts, and enable you to make the changes you need to move forward.
01403 627724 View 01403 627724
Photo of Maria Yates(Pottle), Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Maria Yates(Pottle)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. You may be here because of a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and family can be difficult especially in these challenging times. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. There are many reasons why we reach out for help in times of confusion and pain and you do not have to be alone.
Welcome. You may be here because of a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and family can be difficult especially in these challenging times. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. There are many reasons why we reach out for help in times of confusion and pain and you do not have to be alone.
01243 957006 View 01243 957006
Photo of Emily Turton, Psychologist in West Sussex, England
Emily Turton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Expert witness in the field of forensic psychology. Dr Turton provides high quality psychological risk assessments for court including adults and child protection. Dr Turton has almost ten years experience working in forensic settings, assessing risk of violence and harm and has worked with several high profile offenders. Dr Turton has experience of completing psychological assessments for court, parole hearings and tribunals including impact assessments on family member’s mental health. Dr Turton has given evidence in court, tribunals and parole hearings.
Expert witness in the field of forensic psychology. Dr Turton provides high quality psychological risk assessments for court including adults and child protection. Dr Turton has almost ten years experience working in forensic settings, assessing risk of violence and harm and has worked with several high profile offenders. Dr Turton has experience of completing psychological assessments for court, parole hearings and tribunals including impact assessments on family member’s mental health. Dr Turton has given evidence in court, tribunals and parole hearings.
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Photo of Andy Escott, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Andy Escott
Counsellor, MBACP
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 Feed The Soul Therapy Rooms, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Feed The Soul Therapy Rooms
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
I use a model of therapy which has a clear and effective set of organised ideas that is brief and solution focussed. Human Givens therapy encompasses all effective approaches to helping people. It is truly holistic, scientific and practical. The sessions are not designed to be multiple or long term. The intention is to work with the client to achieve the outcome they want in as short a time-frame as possible – and therefore they can move on, fully equipped for the next chapter.
I use a model of therapy which has a clear and effective set of organised ideas that is brief and solution focussed. Human Givens therapy encompasses all effective approaches to helping people. It is truly holistic, scientific and practical. The sessions are not designed to be multiple or long term. The intention is to work with the client to achieve the outcome they want in as short a time-frame as possible – and therefore they can move on, fully equipped for the next chapter.
01903 497594 View 01903 497594
Photo of Philippa Mary Weitz, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Philippa Mary Weitz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN42  (Online Only)
I only work online - and work worldwide except USA and Canada. I just I love working as an online therapist and I invite you to work with me online, whatever your issues, needs or goals might be. You may live abroad or have difficulty accessing help or just prefer seeing someone online, or you may be struggling with shame and want to work with the video turned off or by live chat - text based. I am happy to work with you using the format you prefer - I am even qualified as an avatar therapist if you'd like to try this. Online work can be very rewarding and creative.
I only work online - and work worldwide except USA and Canada. I just I love working as an online therapist and I invite you to work with me online, whatever your issues, needs or goals might be. You may live abroad or have difficulty accessing help or just prefer seeing someone online, or you may be struggling with shame and want to work with the video turned off or by live chat - text based. I am happy to work with you using the format you prefer - I am even qualified as an avatar therapist if you'd like to try this. Online work can be very rewarding and creative.
01273 036197 View 01273 036197
Photo of Caz Anderson, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Caz Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
It's Time For You! Are you always there for everyone else, and now need someone to be there for you? Then you have come to the right place! We all need help sometimes, and taking the first step of asking for help is often the hardest. I know, because I’ve been there too. You need time for yourself. How can you be there for others if you are feeling burnt-out? Have you suffered a loss or bereavement? Are you feeling low and anxious? Whatever difficulties you are facing, my job is not to diagnose you, give you advice, or tell you how to fix things. My job is to be by your side as we explore ways to help you find your own answers.
01243 974676 View 01243 974676
Photo of Mel Crowe, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Mel Crowe
Counsellor, MBACP
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
Photo of Andrea Hughes, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Andrea Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Worthing BN12  (Online Only)
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Whatever you are struggling with, my approach here is professional, confidential, safe and non judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting my profile.
01903 952218 View 01903 952218

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Sussex

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in West Sussex who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
69% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
51% AXA PPP
49% Vitality

How Counsellors in West Sussex see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Sussex?

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.