Karen Macmillan

Karen Macmillan

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I counsel adults and young people around a wide range of issues. ​These include:

  • anxiety, family and relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, addiction, boarding school survivors*

My style is gentle, empathic and holding. I offer short and long term counselling.

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.

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)

*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.

I work in counselling rooms Hove & Hurstpierpoint. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Self-harm, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Identity issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited