Dr Tim FooksA message from Acorn's Patron

"I have been greatly impressed by Acorn’s commitment to those they serve.

Acorn provides specialist counselling to those suffering from the emotional and physical trauma that can be associated with an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss.
The charity also runs very well-received sessions in schools.

In lock-down there has been a sharp increase in unwanted pregnancies, and those suffering from early pregnancy loss have spoken of the particular isolation they have experienced due to the restrictions on social contact.

Thankfully Acorn has managed to maintain its service throughout."


Dr Tim Fooks, BSc, MBBS, FRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, High Sheriff of West Sussex, 2020-2021

We have been providing our services in Worthing since 1995.  Two teams of specially trained volunteers provide:


Our counselling is freely available and anyone wishing to access our services can contact us. Our counselling volunteers are trained and regularly supervised and have enhanced DBS checks.

GPs and other health professionals will sometimes refer their patients to us, as they appreciate the additional help we can offer, usually with less time to wait. Acorn is an independent charity and receives no NHS funding.

There is usually someone in the office to respond to enquiries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, if you wish to find out more about what we offer.

Call us on 01903 823893 or email office@acornworthing.org.uk.

Schools’ sessions

Acorn provides teams of presenters who deliver health and relationship education in schools, usually in years 10 or 11, with the aim of helping young people to make informed decisions and choices in the future. For more information see our Schools page.

Acorn Pregnancy Counselling Centre is a company Limited by Guarantee number 04407431. Charity Number 1094389.
Registered Office 51-63 St Dunstan's Road, Worthing West Sussex BN13 1AA

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.