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Alan Hills UKCP Accred. Bsc. Psychotherapist and Coach (Life/Career/Business)

I’m a trained and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, development coach, career coach and business coach, including lifestyle design and health, fitness coaching and life coaching. Registered with Bupa and Aviva, an accredited member of UKCP and a member of The Association for Coaching  and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

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What I offer :


I run a counselling practice in Worthing with a number of colleagues providing counselling and coaching services. I’m also a supervisor for Arun Counselling Centre in Littlehampton, West Sussex, U.K.

I have trained as a coach, counsellor and psychotherapist (5 year Msc.) with the UKCP accredited Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in London and NLPWorld.

I am a master practitioner of NLP and hypnotherapy and hold an advanced diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy. I’ve also trained as an Holistic Lifestyle Coach with the C.H.E.K. Institute.

I’ve also worked as a counsellor for the Sussex Alcohol and Substance Use Service (SASS), supporting the NHS and ADDACTION.

I’ve recently featured on BBC Radio giving support and suggestions during Lockdown.

Find out more about my counselling services here…


I’m a coach (business coach, life coach, career coach) working in in Worthing, Sussex and online.

Find out more about my coaching services here…


I have also been a teacher for one of the counselling certificates at Worthing College, and I’m an advisor to an online counselling platform.

I’ve worked with West Sussex County Council Social Services and I am a Bupa, Cigna and Aviva eligible provider of psychological/counselling therapy.

Find out more about my development services here…


I provide Supervision for counsellors, coaches and health care and support professionals.

My supervision style is supportive, with a focus on encouraging curiosity, passion and positive relationships – with one’s self, with our clients and with our practice.

I’m also currently providing supervision services to a number of headteachers in Sussex to help with wellbeing and development.

Find out more about my supervision services here…

How can I help you?

My training and experience allows me to provide a comprehensive service covering the full range of coaching and therapeutic support coupled with extensive corporate and business experience. Clients often comment on the advantages that this brings to their sessions.

Take positive action to help yourself. Call me on 07793 670 006 and let’s see if we can work together to reach your goals.

A little more about me.

I’ve experienced ups and downs on my journey so far.

I’ve felt stuck and trapped at times, changed jobs and careers, retrained, struggled with issues, and had my own counselling and coaching along the way.

Although sometimes difficult, ultimately I’ve learnt from this process, and now draw from it when working with others.

Areas of interest currently include mindfulness and meditation, perennial philosophy, non-dual awareness, consciousness, nature, changes in society and work-life balance, business development and emerging business trends, neuroscience and psychology, marketing,  archetypes and myth, systems theory, contemplation, Buddhist perspectives, philosophy, and more!

Favourite music : Radiohead, Talking Heads, James Brown, Grace Jones,  Hotel Costes series,  James Blake, Prince, Wilco,  Roisin Murphy, Interpol, Ben Folds Five, Sigur Ros,  Arcade Fire, Electronic Groove podcast, basically a Radio 6 and 1BTN listener.

Favourite Films : Leon, Ip Man, Bourne series, Fifth Element, Pan’s Labyrinth, It’s a Wonderful Life, War of the Arrows.

I work from Worthing, Sussex, and online.

Training & qualifications

Expert Strategies for Working with Anxiety – National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

Working with Core Beliefs of ‘Never Good Enough’ – National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

Trauma and Addiction – Dr Gabor Mate

Buddhist Psychology – Lions Roar

Finding meaning through service – Charles Eisenstein

WorkplaceMT – Mindfulness Trainer for individuals and Organisations

Polyvagal Theory and therapeutic presence – Tony Buckley,  Brighton Therapy Partnership

Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT) – Professor Windy Dryden

Couples/Relationship Counselling – Brighton Therapy Partnership

Ecotherapy training – nature based therapy and working therapeutically outside.

British Psychological Society Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy (UKCP Accredited 4 year training)

Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy

Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming – coaching/therapy

Sussex Alcohol and Substance Use Service (SASS/CRI) Addictions Training

CHEK Lifestyle Coach

NCFE Certificate in Interpersonal Skills

Breathworks Mindfulness Training

Padesky CBT – Core Clinical Competencies

College of Natural Nutrition Training

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) – Working with Addictions

Pesso Boyden System Training

ICP – Clinical Hypnosis and Ericksonian Psychotherapy

ICP – Psychopathology in Psychotherapeutic Practice

4th Wave CBT Training

ICP – Human Development and Sexuality

NLP World – Certified Practitioner – coaching/therapy

NLP World – Time Line Therapy Practitioner

NLP World – Hypnosis Practitioner

Certificate in EFT (AAMET Certified)

ICP – Ethical Practice

Coaching and Mentoring Training LloydsTSB

Mentoring Training – Ntl/Cable and Wireless

Work history
My previous career centred around I.T. Management for banks, digital media and utility firms in London. (Lloyds TSB, ntl:, Virgin Media, Cable and Wireless, uSwitch.com).

I have a great deal of experience in developing and building successful corporate teams, managing complex projects and shaping corporate and business strategy and marketing initiatives.

A considerable amount of my career has also been involved in team building, line management, individual coaching and associated personal development and H.R. initiatives.

I’m in my 50’s, married and have 2 sons aged 20 and 19.
Other interests of mine include mindfulness and meditation, and personal development in general. At the moment I’m enjoying living on the South Coast with my family, going to the gym and playing in a samba band…!