Welcome to Arunlea Counselling Services

Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Arundel, West Sussex.

Specialising in Bereavement and Animal Therapy

Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist along with animal therapy

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Karen Parsons and I am an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Arundel, West Sussex.

As a qualified therapist I have specialist knowledge and education in bereavement counselling. If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up - your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality. Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious - like depression.

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I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I offer a place where you can explore what is really troubling you at your own pace. Sometimes you may feel unable to cope, overwhelmed, very low or that your problems are just not important.

As a qualified therapist I can offer 1:1 or group work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I have specialist training in bereavement, depression, anxiety and eating disorders and regularly work with teenagers and adolescents. I also offer group therapy where this may be helpful.

I support and welcome university students, I am qualified and have the required qualifications including being BACP Accredited to work with student counsellors. I am also able to offer counselling supervision to other therapists who are welcome to contact me. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

To read about my training and qualifications please visit my 'Qualifications & Reviews' page.

What issues can counselling help with?

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:





Low self-esteem


Problems with addiction

Childhood issues




Panic attacks

To find out more about counselling with me, please visit my 'Counselling & Animal Therapy' page.

My location

My practice is situated on the outskirts of Arundel and is within easy reach of road, bus and train networks. There is ample convenient parking immediately outside. My practice is only a short walk from Arundel Station. I am situated within easy reach of Chichester, Littlehampton, Worthing, Slindon, Fontwell, Rustington and East Preston.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Fees & availability

Individual counselling

Initial assessment session - £40 (30 mins)

On-going session - £45 (50 mins)

Walk and Talk Therapy with Ruby or Jet - £55 (up to 1Hour 20 Mins)

Couples counselling

Initial assessment session - £55 (30 mins)

On-going session - £65 (50 mins)

Supervision counselling

Initial assessment session - £55 (30 mins)

On-going session - £65 (50 mins)

As a psychotherapist I fully understand that money is often tight therefore, in addition I do also have a limited number of concessionary appointments for people who are experiencing financial difficulty or on a low income. I care passionately about supporting and helping others, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to receive support, lower fees are available - please do contact me. There is no additional cost if Jet or Ruby join us in the counselling room.

Cancellation: I am willing to be flexible and reschedule where it is necessary but I do ask for advance notice when this is the case. Without notice being given in advance of 24 hours , a cancelled appointment will result in the full fee to be paid.

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07776 484896 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


What is Counselling?

Counselling can offer you a safe place to be heard and for support from someone in crisis or someone wishing to address a specific behaviour or issue.

How do I book an appointment?

Either email or ring me and we will discuss a mutually convenient time for an assessment to see if counselling is the right path for you.

How many sessions will I need?

Some people find that after a few sessions they have some clarity, direction and focus and are ready to end their counselling. Other people value on-going support and this can range from a few months to opened ended.

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