Fareham Counselling Centre

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About Us

The Fareham Counselling Centre was founded by therapists Sue Peckham and James Holmes to meet the range of needs that went outside what they and their team of experienced therapists could treat at the hugely successful Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre Ltd (Founded in 2004). It was their aim to add a team of highly skilled Counsellors to their already experienced team of committed practitioners, therefore, expanding the range of treatments that they could offer to alleviate emotional difficulties and promote good psychological health in the Fareham and Southampton communities.

 Meet Our Team

Meet our team of professional Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists based at our Whiteley Fareham office

About Us

Donna Street

Qualified Person Centred Counsellor (Dip)

Hello, my name is Donna. I am a Qualified Person Centred Counsellor, (Dip) which I obtained in 2010. I am also qualified to work with Couples around relationship issues, and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I am pleased to say that I am now a member of a great team at The Fareham Counselling Centre, based in Whiteley, Hampshire. I am able to offer bespoke, effective counselling on a 1-1 basis, to individuals who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change.

I also offer Counselling for Couples who would like some support in managing their relationship and in gaining a better understanding of each other and themselves. Often we lose ourselves in a relationship and feel that we are not being heard. I can offer both of you a safe space where each partner gets to discuss their thoughts and feelings as well as get to hear how their partner views each situation.

Deciding to enter into a counselling relationship can be a challenging step to take.  It’s brave to recognise when you need help and support. We all need support at some point in our lives.

I am an empathic person who will listen to your issues without judgment but with understanding. So, whether you have one issue or many, we can work through them together. Whether it’s short-term counselling or long term, I will be there with you on your journey to discovering what it is that is holding you back. I will support you fully as you make changes to get your life back on track to feeling happy and fulfilled.

I have 12 years’ experience in working with individuals who are in addiction.  People in addiction often have other issues that have been the cause of the addiction or have arisen as a result.  The role gave me first-hand experience of a huge number of people’s issues and problems and how to assist them in overcoming these.

I have also worked with people with Mental Health issues, low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety and depression, loss, anger, fear, co-dependence and jealousy. Quite often the reason for these feelings lies deep within us. I will support you whilst you discover the reasons for these feelings and help you to reconcile with yourself for a better way forward in the future.

Please call me on 0800 970 4776 today and take that first step to feeling happier and more in control of your life.  I am looking forward to meeting you!

Marise Thomas


My name is Marise Thomas and I am a fully qualified professional Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I have been training in what I consider to be the best training association which allows me to give the best possible advice and assistance to many of my clients, helping them resolve a wide range of phobias and anxieties that have been with them for years. Before qualifying, as part of my training, I also underwent my own personal therapy, so I have a great insight into the therapy itself and how it feels to resolve my own issues. I have also successfully stopped smoking through hypnosis.

My background is HR Management. During my time in this career, I was responsible for a large contingent of staff providing coaching, counselling, career advice and management. The role gave me first-hand experience of people’s issues and problems. Therefore, it was no surprise that I was drawn to this profession as I have always had a keen interest in psychology. I am now fortunate enough to be a full-time therapist working with my clients to resolve their issues and symptoms and change their lives for the better. I have successfully helped my clients to overcome their personal difficulties, find hope and work towards their goals so that they can live a more fulfilled life.

I am also qualified as a trauma therapist helping clients overcome past traumas that continue to have damaging and harmful effects on their lives. The theory of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is based on the concept that holding onto past traumas continues to have an emotional power over us because we have not dealt with them. Allowing the client to resolve past traumas in a safe and secure environment will enable the client to view the trauma as a past memory.

Since joining Hampshire Hypnotherapy Centre in Whiteley, Hampshire I have gone on to train with James and Sue in their unique weight loss and Virtual Gastric Band programmes. It has been wonderful to help so many people to lose weight and take back their relationship with food.

I believe that it is down to us as individuals to decide to make changes in our lives and, at that moment anything is possible. Working with my clients is both a privilege and a humbling experience and I guarantee you my personal attention and total confidentiality.

I also qualified as a Thrive Consultant. This is a very unique and empowering training programme which allows you to make positive changes in your life in a matter of weeks.

If you would like to contact me for a no obligation chat please call me at any time on 0800 970 4776 or e-mail me at info@hantshypno.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sue Peckham

MIAEBP (Acc) D.Hyp (Adv)

Hello, I’m Sue Peckham and I’m a director of Fareham Counselling Centre. I’ve been in practice as a therapist and Changing Limiting Beliefs consultant since 1994. During my 14 years in practice, I have helped 100s of people from all walks of life to deal with the emotional, behavioural and thinking issues that are preventing them from living their lives to the full.

People come to me for help with Stress, Fears, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues and a wide variety of unwanted symptoms. I can also show you how to successfully lose weight, increase your self-esteem and overcome issues relating to bullying and/or abuse either in childhood or in the present. Whether it’s at home or in the workplace.

Whatever your problem is I can help you in a confidential and sympathetic way that will help you to feel better sooner than you can imagine. All you need to do is take that first step and a call me on 0800 970 4776 for a free chat.  We can make an appointment for you to come and have sessions with me in person or over Skype or Facetime if you live too far away to come in person.

During your initial call, we will discuss your background and history and you can ask any questions you may have and then we can decide together on the best way forward for you.

As I work from one of the busiest, full time, professional counselling centres in Whiteley, Fareham, I am pleased to be able to offer appointments from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm on Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays meaning that you can book your appointment at a time to suit you whether you are working 9-5, working shifts or retired.

James Holmes

MIAEBP (Acc) D.Hyp (Adv) B. Ed LTCL

Hi, my name is James Holmes.  I am a director of Fareham Counselling centre and have been in full time practice as a therapist and Mental Wellness consultant for 14 years.

I offer you a safe, comfortable, confidential office within a professional practice in Fareham in which to explore and resolve any issues that are happening now or have happened in your life previously.

I am able to help you to overcome issues such as bullying, work-related issues, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem.  I am also extremely successful in helping people to change any limiting beliefs that are holding them back from being as happy and successful as they could be in life.

We all need a bit of help sometimes from time to time in our lives.  Whether it’s short or long-term help that you need, I will work with you and support you while you work through your problems and difficulties ensuring that you can live a happier, more fulfilled life.

If you would like any more information or to make an appointment to come in and see me please call on 0800 970 4776 or drop me an email to info@jamesholmes.co.uk

I look forward to meeting you and to helping you to become happier and more successful in life.


We place a high emphasis on clients’ and prospective clients’ confidentiality. Every Counsellor at the Fareham Counselling Centre is bound by their professional organisation’s ethical rules which include confidentiality and client safety. Our team of highly trained team of therapists and counsellors will help you feel relaxed and offer you the highest level of professional therapy treatment at our Whiteley practice in Fareham.

Our Beliefs

We strongly believe in the human potential for change and improvement, and the importance of psychological health and in personal growth in the achievement of life long success and happiness.

We also hold the belief that therapy, in a safe and supportive environment, can help us surmount many of life’s hurdles and challenges.


Counselling at the Fareham Counselling Centre, can assist you in managing your emotions at this difficult time, and can help you get your life back on track, no matter how much pain you are feeling at this time and whatever difficulties you are facing.

Call us now on 07946 641270, or complete our online form to book an appointment with one of our Counsellors in our Fareham Practice TODAY!

Fareham Counselling Centre

The Regus Centre
Forum 3, Solent Business Park
PO15 7FH