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 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 early morning, evenings and weekends.
How Do I Arrange An Appointment?
Please contact the office either by phone on 01329 827121 or by email The West Street Centre Messages will be responded to promptly.
Staying COVID-19 Safe in 2021. What measures have been taken?
A full five step Government recommended risk assessment has been carried out and changes made to practice for face to face appointments. Measures taken include: hands sanitised on entering and exiting the building, clients are asked to arrive/depart promptly to avoid contact with others and the waiting room closed to visitors, face coverings can be worn, seating is positioned at 2 meters apart, handwashing and touch surface cleaning are carried out between each appointment.
For clients who prefer not to visit in person, we are also able to offer appointments remotely, using online video calling applications (such as Skype and Zoom) or by telephone.
Where To Find Us?
After 10 years at 11 West Street, we are moving to new premises on 2nd August 2021, located at 126 West Street, Fareham PO16 0EP.
The West Street Counselling Centre is a quiet, private practice, situated in the main retail and business area of West Street, Fareham, a 10 minute walk from Fareham train station and 5 minute walk from Fareham Bus station. Free on street parking is available in nearby Western Road for 2 hours and the nearest pay & display cark park is available at the Malthouse Lane, a couple of minutes walk from the practice. We are next door to Papa John's Pizza, on the junction of Kings Road and Osborn Road South, with the traffic lights directly outside.
Central Fareham can be accessed from junction 11 of the M27 motorway.