Karen Macmillan Counsellor (MBACP, Dip. TA Practice)

Karen Macmillan Counsellor (MBACP, Dip. TA Practice)

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Sussex Osteopath And Complementary Health Clinic
135-137 High St
East Sussex

198 Church Road
East Sussex

01273 278131 / 07769 651444

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About me

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
  • addiction
  • 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.

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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

Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9PU
Hove, BN3 2DJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Saturday mornings.

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