Karen Hough BA (Hons) MBACP

Karen Hough BA (Hons) MBACP


The West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
PO16 0BG

07931 909 123

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About me

I am an experienced NHS counsellor with extensive experience in working with clients who suffer from anxiety and depression. I am non-directive allowing the client to work through their issues at their own pace.  I offer a safe environment which enables a client to explore their problems without judgement or shame.

I am a specialist in dealing with bereavement and significant loss, which could include relationship breakdown, loss of health etc. 

My approach is predominantly based on Transactional Analysis which is a theory of personality and systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change.  I believe that everyone has the capacity to make the changes they desire in order to live a happier and more contented life.

As an experienced therapist I offer, a low cost, confidential first session to discuss your needs before you decided if you would like to proceed with further sessions.  I am a caring and approachable person and aim to provide support within a safe and trusting environment.   I work with both short and long term clients.

I run Wednesday morning clinics at The West Street Counselling and Psychology Centre in Fareham.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Based On Transactional Analysis

Foundation Degree in Arts with Distinction in Humanistic Counselling Based on Transactional Analysis

CertEd (FE)

Certificate in Counselling for Depression

I run my own private practice alongside working for the NHS counselling patients with depression and anxiety.  I also run a loss and relationship group within the NHS IAPT framework.

I offer a Wednesday morning clinic at the West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre

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Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and can be booked one at a time or in a block.  The overall number of sessions will depend on the nature of what you wish to explore and the pace at which you feel comfortable to work.  This can be discussed further at the first session. 

The fee for each session is £40.00

I offer concessions to students, unemployed, the elderly and trainee counsellors.

Further information

I am also able to offer Equine Assisted Therapy - please call to discuss this option.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO32
Fareham, PO16 0BG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day, evening and weekend appointments are available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults