Counselling & Wellbeing Service in Worthing

At the Growing Space we offer BACP registered counselling services for individuals and couples (integrative, person-centred and CBT), Systemic Constellations and StrengthFinder 2.0 coaching.

Contact us to arrange a free 30 minutes 'getting-to-know' session


At some stage in our lives we may all get to a low point or crisis. Depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences, separation, bereavement and other profound life challenges can leave us feeling helpless or hopeless. Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk. It supports you in developing ways to cope and improve things.

Susanne Barthelmes

I am a qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor and therapist and founder of Growing Space Counselling. Personal growth happens at different times and on different levels - sparked by external events or by choice. We provide you with a supportive and confidential space to grow and develop as a person. More...

Systemic Constellations

Do you experience a sense of ‘stuckness’ in your life, career or your business? Or have attempts to make changes not lasted? Have you heard about Systemic Constellations? - a surprisingly effective way to unlock your personal or your career and businesses resources and potential. Find out how it works.

Meet the Growing Space Team -  and find out more

For urgent help, crisis support and more information on counselling and mental health matters have a look at our resource section.


  • 'People always say that I am all closed up; not talking about things but I find I can talk to you about things I never talked about before. It makes me feel lighter and helps me find better ways of coping and leaving the heavy stuff behind in the counselling room.’

  • Thank you for enabling me to realise that I can stand up for myself and to help show me that my views are as important as others.

  • Thank you for supporting me over the last year. I feel so much able and prepared in myself to overcome obstacles in my life. You enabling me to do so means a lot.

  • I asked Susanne to help me get some clarity on my current professional situation and potential changes and she offered to do so through a systemic constellation coaching session. The session lasted a couple of hours and it was quite amazing to notice how answers were coming together in quite a natural way through the work done with Susanne in the safe, non-judgemental and supportive space she had created.

  • I’m making some big changes in my business and I needed some simple, no nonsense support to help me identify what was making the change so stressful and to find a way forwards.  A constellation coaching session with Susanne changed my outlook  - it enabled me to understand what is actually causing the stress rather than what I imagine are my main stressors. I now know where to focus my attention!  I’d recommend this as a highly effective, engaging and insightful way of working.

  • Thank you for showing me that it is possible to change the patterns of a lifetime and that doing this shows courage rather than weakness.