West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre "Therapy for Life" In the Heart of Fareham

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What Is Counselling & Psychotherapy?

A confidential relationship within which to explore issues of concern or distress, affecting an individuals life or couple's relationship. It is an opportunity to be heard in a non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. Unlike discussing issues with friends or family, who may become upset or too involved, counselling/psychotherapy provides time and space for you to talk through your issues with an impartial and emphatic listener.


How Can Counselling & Psychotherapy Help Me?

Counselling/Psychotherapy can help you to explore your feelings, gain new awareness and investigate alternative choices. It is not advice giving or about instructing you on what to do but instead, counselling/psychotherapy enables you to find your own best ways forward. The aim of the process is to help you to better understand yourself and review other, perhaps more rewarding options.


How Are Counselling & Psychotherapy Different?

The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are used interchangeably and even within the profession there is some discord as to whether they are different practices. It is generally accepted that counselling is shorter term work, focused on difficulties in the here and now and that psychotherapy is longer term work, at a deeper or unconscious level.


How many sessions will I need?

This will be discussed at the initial assessment appointment and is dependent upon each client or couple's clinical requirements and personal situation. Flexibility to work either short-term (up to 8 weeks) or on a longer term basis is available.


What IsThe Frequency Of Sessions?

Usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis.


What Are The Fees?

This varies with each therapist, depending upon their experience and the services that they provide. Typically the session fees will between £50-£75 per session. Please contact the practice to discuss your particular requirements and which therapist would be most appropriate for your needs. .


What Is Availability Of Appointments?

As a group practice, we are able to offer a range of appointments times to suit clients requirements, including evenings and weekends. The Chiropractor is available at the centre on a Thursday and offers appointments on alternative days, from other locations.


How Do I Arrange An Appointment?

Please contact the office either by phone on 01329 827121 or by email The West Street Centre Messages can be left confidentially on the voicemail and will be responded to promptly.


Where To Find Us?



We are located at 11 West Street, Fareham, Hants PO16 0BG

The West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre is a quiet, private practice, situated in the main retail and business area of West Street, Fareham, opposite The Royal Bank of Scotland and The Ask Restaurant and next door to Nirvana Hair Salon and Chapplins Estate Agents:10 minutes walk from Fareham train station and 5 minutes walk from Fareham Bus station. Pay & display parking is available at the many town centre car parks, all a couple of minutes walk from the practice. Free disabled on street parking is available in the High Street at all times. After 5.30pm free parking in the High Street is available to all drivers.

Central Fareham can be accessed from junction 11 of the M27 motorway.


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