Arun Counselling Centre is a registered charity and was established in 1983 and is now accredited by The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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ACC is a registered Charity and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy; it complies with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

ACC offers a confidential service and adheres to an Equal Opportunities policy responding to applicants regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality or belief.

ACC currently has some 30 counsellors working in an open-ended way, receiving regular supervision in seven groups. All counsellors are qualified or are in the later stages of their training; all supervisors are professionally qualified.

ACC offers counselling to any person over the age of 18 who is assessed to benefit from the process and each client is asked to make a contribution which is calculated upon income... no one will be turned away because they cannot afford to pay.

The office is open to enquiries Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon - but it is always possible to leave a message outside of these times.

The counselling takes place at Dove Lodge in the centre of Littlehampton. The regular weekly sessions are held by mutual arrangement between the client and counsellor - this will usually be during the day, but we are also able to offer some evening and Saturday morning appointments. Counselling is open-ended and will ended by mutual agreement; this may be for up to three years duration.


Note:  update 10/2/2018  

ACC has received good feedback from its clients - with its emphasis on sound, supervised practice. All clients attend for an initial assessment session and are allocated to an appropriate counsellor as soon as availabilty permits - sometimes there is a waiting list and so it is recommended that applicants offer as wide an availabity as possible.  

* ACC does need to recruit suitable volunteers who can staff our very busy office for two hours or more per week to respond to calls to our service - which operates from 10.00.a.m. to midday on weekdays. The pay is minimal!

We are very pleased to interview qualified counsellors who are able to volunteer three hours each week (and receive free professional supervision, modest expenses, insurance cover, and subsidised cpd workshops) - they may be pursuing accreditation.

A small number of our counsellors are in the process of achieving their Diploma qualification. Such individuals in training, may apply at any time for short-listing for interviews, but these occur internittently as the need arises; criteria include having completed the first year of training, attending a qualified training course, previous experience, personal therapy, living near to Littlehampton, ability to commit to a minimum of three years interviews, and meet monthly costs of £20.

Please contact me if you would like more information.


Hans Frankham             

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All our counsellors at the Arun Counselling Centre offer OPEN-ENDED counselling.

Counselling is now available in the evenings and on Saturday mornings