Karen Macmillan Counsellor (MBACP, Dip. TA Practice)
I counsel adults around a wide range of issues. These include:
- anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder
- family issues
- relationship issues
- depression/feeling sad
- low self-esteem
- boarding school survivors*
My style is gentle, empathic and holding. I offer short and long term counselling.
I am a member of BACP and UKATA, abide by their codes of ethics and am fully insured.
Inner change can happen at any point in our lives, when we are willing to take that first step:
Start close in, Don’t take the second step or the third, Start with the first thing close in, The step you don’t want to take. (David Whyte, River Flow: New and Selected Poems)
Covid-19 Update: I am working online while social distancing measures are in place. If you are Hove or Hurstpierpoint based and would like to access counselling, online sessions may be a good option for you. I am used to working in this way and, while it is different from meeting in person, it can be a very effective way of working. Once restrictions lift, we can then decide whether to stay online or meet face-to-face.
*Boarding School Survivors:
For many ex-boarders the experience of being sent away to boarding school has a long lasting impact. Some of the ways you adapted as a child to the school environment may have become problematic in your adult life now. The privilege attached to private schools can make this difficult to acknowledge and talk about. State boarding schools present similar and different challenges.
I have specialist training in working with ex-boarders and can help you address issues arising from your boarding experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is in Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy; I have additional training and experience in working with adult ex-boarders, substance misuse and young people.
I have worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor and as a college counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Survivors
£50 per 50 minute session. The initial assessment session is free.
* Key workers £20 per session up to 8 sessions
- Free / low-cost sessions available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday mornings.
Types of client