Counselling in West Sussex

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Photo of Alice Mendoza, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Alice Mendoza
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel everything is getting on top of you and you need someone to talk to? Are you struggling to cope with day to day life and feel having someone to listen would be beneficial? Is your job, relationships or the wider world causing you to feel anxious, stressed or depressed? If so, counselling could help you. I offer a safe, confidential space in which we can explore how you are feeling and what might help you move forward so you are in less emotional distress and more comfortable with where you find yourself in life.
01444 223230
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Burgess Hill RH15
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James Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified experienced counsellor working with Adults and Children on a wide range of presenting issues. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
01444 224432
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Burgess Hill RH15
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Photo of Shameem Slow, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, 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.
01903 947009
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Bognor Regis PO22
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Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Stepping Stones was founded in 2017 by Rebekah, who has over 28 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 over the years and is now a well renowned service consisting of over a dozen therapists, who offer a wide range of therapies including: CBT, T-CBT, Gestalt, TA, Integrative, Psychodynamic, REWIND, EMDR, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, DBT and Trauma Therapy; offering online and in-person sessions.
01903 257364
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Worthing BN11
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Photo of Sarah Williams, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Sarah Williams
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I’m Sarah and I work in a person centred way, this means that I listen with empathy, and I will always regard you and your experiences with compassion and understanding. In this environment, which is warm and supportive, I am committed to helping clients confront and challenge any blocks they may have in their emotional life. This may be around difficult life events. Perhaps you are lacking confidence in the ability to achieve desired goals. Counselling is a safe place to explore complex emotions and to find a way out of depression, low motivation or self esteem. You just need to take the first step.
01903 924249
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Worthing BN11
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Photo of Dr Verity Lawrence, Psychologist in West Sussex, England
Dr Verity Lawrence
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
You may have a specific mental health diagnosis, or you may currently be experiencing increased stress in your life and think that seeing a professional psychologist would help. I am an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist providing therapy for mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and burnout. I currently work for the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist as well as working in private practice. I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2011 and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.
01903 959548
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Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
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Liane Elizabeth Oldham
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging for all of us. Sometimes we hit a trigger and we feel in crisis. Often talking to friends and family is difficult, yet we still need a safe, confidential space to off load our feelings. Counselling gives us that time and space to explore our feelings, free from any judgement. It helps to build resilience and to identify any negative behaviour and thought patterns that may be making life more difficult for us. It helps us to develop a greater self awareness of what is working and not working for us in both personal and professional relationships. It doesn't solve everything but it helps to give a greater choice.
07480 789497
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Pulborough RH20
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Waitlist for new clients
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Liz Castle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all have times when life seems challenging or our past catches up with us. This can be an overwhelming and isolating experience and I believe that to navigate through these periods, we need to find a space for ourselves and a supportive, open and constructive setting. I offer a safe, friendly, professional environment that challenges and supports you as we work together to process your thoughts, feelings and fears. I strive to help you achieve a sense of relief and well-being, as well as presenting you with the opportunity to work towards change and understanding.
01243 212069
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Chichester PO19
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Shari A. Jessie - Supernova Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
No matter what brings you to the process of looking for a therapist, welcome! Counselling shouldn’t be a copy and paste experience; you feeling seen and heard in the therapeutic relationship we share is my top priority. You take the lead in what we do together, and I will adapt my practice to meet your needs. I celebrate difference and have held space for clients from all backgrounds and expressions. I recognise the impact of oppression and marginalisation and aim to provide an environment where you can feel safe to discuss any issue. No issue is too big or too small, and I will accompany you through that exploration.
01243 974652
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Chichester PO19
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Louisa Tait
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I am an Arts Psychotherapist and DDP practitioner with over 14 years experience. When life feels overwhelming or unmanageable therapy can provide a safe space in which feelings and thoughts can be shared confidentially and without judgement. By exploring concerns you have and working with words and creative exercises difficult feelings can be untangled, understood and healing can occur. This can give you the feeling of confidence, strength and freedom, feel more in control and restore a sense of balance in your life.
01260 541232
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Bognor Regis PO22
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Samantha Pullen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Sam... welcome to my profile. I'm a qualified, experienced therapist working with adults of all ages in-person, online and on the phone. I know life can be challenging and seeking out the help and support you need can feel difficult. Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling to cope? I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step towards change, but you're here - so you've already done the hardest part. I offer a FREE initial telephone consultation where we can talk about what brings you to therapy and how I can help. You can ask questions and between us we can decide if we feel we like we are a ‘good fit’.
01444 223732
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Burgess Hill RH15
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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Sam Wright, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Sam Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with issues and can't see which way to turn? Feeling overwhelmed? Facing life-changing situations? I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working in private practice providing face-to-face, telephone and online individual counselling. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space into which you can bring issues which may be leaving you struggling, anxious and conflicted. Talking to someone outside your immediate circle, who can offer an objective perspective on your situation, can help you to feel heard, recognise patterns of behaviour, and work things through without fear of reprisal, judgement or guilt.
01243 952144
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Chichester PO20
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Waitlist for new clients
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Philippa Mary Weitz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Brighton BN42
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Mel Crowe, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Mel Crowe
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
If you have a narcissistic parent, I am the right therapist for you! I specialise in helping my clients understand, heal and recover from a toxic relationship with a narcissistic parent. In fact I am so passionate about my niche that I have created a 6 week narcissistic parent recovery program. My program consists of 6:90 minute psycho-education sessions, done with me on zoom, over 6 consecutive weeks, that are structured in a way to help you fast track your healing and recovery journey, overcome the long lasting effects of having a narcissistic parent, and help you get your life back on track.
07403 931297
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of One Step at a time holistictherapy , Counsellor in West Sussex, England
One Step at a time holistictherapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working supporting people for 22 years. I have worked in a variety of settings supporting adults and children at their time of need. I am a compassionate good listener, and make people feel at ease, when working with them through difficult time. So, if you, we can find ways to help understand and develop skills. We take small steps one at a time, together. My aim is to enable you to find the tools within yourself to tackle difficult emotional situations. When you need things to change and need support to enable you to, I am there for you. I will work collaboratively meaning that we make decisions together.
01403 912751
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Billingshurst RH14
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Photo of Jeni Gill, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
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
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Littlehampton BN17
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Photo of Barbara Elizabeth Hann, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
01243 200328 x642913
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Chichester PO19
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Photo of Bob Miller, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Bob Miller
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
The focus will depend on client goals and needs, and can be past, present or future orientated. Some clients need an explorative approach, others wish to identify and build on strengths. I offer longer term work for deep exploration and self understanding, medium or short term structured work for current life stresses or crises. Clients may feel isolated with little or no support, or need a safe and private place to express difficult feelings, without feeling judged. Naming and verbalising thoughts and feelings can help to soothe anxieties. Reflecting on possible solutions or desired futures together can bring hope and direction.
01403 907155
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Horsham RH13
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Photo of Flora de Quincey, Counsellor in West Sussex, England
Flora de Quincey
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I can assist you in gaining insight & understanding into your history to help you make clearer decisions about your future. As we work together to understand the way you are, the easier it will be for you to make decisions to make your life, career and relationships happier, more balanced and more empowered. In therapy you will have a unique chance to be authentic without self-censorship or consideration of others; where the focus is solely on you. As there are so few chances to encounter this kind of interaction, this acts as a powerful catalyst for change and transformation.
07403 936922
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Chichester PO19
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Photo of Louise Benzimra, Psychotherapist in West Sussex, England
Louise Benzimra
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Verified
Difficulties addressed in therapy can include anxiety, fear, depression, sadness, loneliness, stress, relational breakdowns or suicidal feelings. Therapy may be challenging at times but we can get to a point where staying stuck hurts more than risking growth.
01428 772624
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Petworth GU28
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Sussex are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in West Sussex then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in West Sussex, or Child Psychologists in West Sussex.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Sussex psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in West Sussex specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.