Acorn’s counselling room

Acorn has been providing its services in Worthing since 1995 and GPs and other health professionals appreciate that we can offer their patients more time than they can give. We also offer a range of ongoing support and practical help.

 There is usually someone in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, if you wish to make an appointment to see a Counselling Volunteer.

 We can arrange appointments outside of these times, but still in office hours,  as required. Call us on 01903 823893 to book an appointment and for further information, or email

 You do not need to be referred by the NHS – you can see us direct.

 We are an independent charity and receive no NHS  funding.

 Acorn also provides health and relationship education in schools, with the aim of helping young people to make informed decisions and choices in the future.

Our counselling volunteers are trained and regularly supervised and have enhanced DBS checks.

Dr Tim Fooks, BSc, MBBS, FRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, is our Patron.  He is currently High Sheriff of West Sussex.

Take a look at a short video featuring two of our Counselling Volunteers:


Acorn Pregnancy Counselling Centre’s Vision “For the Worthing area to be a place where no one has to experience pregnancy loss or unexpected pregnancy unsupported, and where all  young people are able to learn the story of pregnancy.”


We are not able to refer directly for termination. We offer clients information on all the options, directing to other agencies as appropriate.

Acorn is an organisational member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) No.178016

As an organisational member of the BACP we are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedure for the time being in force.

 Acorn Pregnancy Counselling Centre is a company Limited by Guarantee number 04407431
Charity Number 1094389. Registered Office 19a Broadwater Road, Worthing West Sussex BN14 8AD