Counselling Service in Worthing and Storrington - in person, online or by phone

At Growing Space Counselling we offer BACP registered counselling services for individuals and couples (integrative, person-centred and CBT).

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

Susanne Barthelmes

Susanne is 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. Susanne works with individuals from our Worthing studio. More about Susanne

What is Counselling?

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. More about our services

Lisa Cook

Are you finding everything you feel intense, or don't find the same enjoyment in things, or relationships have become strained? Lisa is a person-centred, integrative, BACP registered counsellor who places emphasis on getting to know and understand you and your world. She works with couples and individuals from our Storrington studio. More about Lisa

Client feedback and experience of working with us

Overcoming anxiety and getting my life back

I was suffering really badly with anxiety and had developed a terrible fear of driving. I also had trouble taking public transport for fear of being caught up in a terror attack. Susanne helped me identify my ultimate anxiety. Last week I travelled home by myself from the US when 6 months ago I would have done anything to avoid that situation. I have my life back to enjoy, to travel and to be free of the chains of anxiety.

Learning skills and tools to manage challenge

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 had given up hope that I could ever change

Talking about my anxiety and learning what I can do about it, has helped me overcome my crippling fear of panic attacks and death. Some thoughts may not go away but they don't scare me anymore and they certainly won't keep from pushing myself out of my comfort zone and enjoy life.

Finding my voice makes a huge difference in my relationship

I've always been a people pleaser and was constantly worrying what people and my family think of me. Counselling has helped me to find the confidence to express myself. I've learned a lot about communication and it totally changed my relationships - at home and at work.

Saying things out loud can make a huge difference

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.

Building self-confidence

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.

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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Counselling

We follow government guidelines and regularly review our practice. We offer Zoom and  phone  counselling sessions, as well as face-to-face counselling in a risk-assessed environment.