Elizabeth McConnell

Elizabeth McConnell

North Lynn Industrial Estate
King's Lynn


I am unable to take further enquiries until 01-Dec-2016

07833 243900

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North Lynn Industrial Estate
King's Lynn


07833 243900

About me

How can therapy help? 

You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf" (Kabat-Zinn)

Many people struggle with their emotions, their thoughts, relationships, unhelpful habits or life in general. Does it feel as though you are fighting against the waves, constantly getting knocked down? If this is how you feel, Elizabeth at Mindfullife Norfolk can provide you with the calm, comfortable, non-judgemental space and time to explore these difficulties. Mindfullife Norfolk can also help you develop some new strategies to "ride the waves" life throws at you, building up your ability to cope and live a full and mindful life.

What therapy is offered?

Elizabeth at "Mindfullife Norfolk" offers:

1. Short-term or longer-term individual therapy using Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Person-centred counselling and Mindfulness-based practice,

2. A 6-week Mindfulness course (various locations across Norfolk),

3. Bespoke workshops teaching Mindfulness for businesses, organisations, charities etc.

Locations, days and times: 
Swaffham (Green Parrot Health Food and Clinic) - Fridays
King's Lynn (One-to-One Project) - Thursdays
Norwich (Inner Space) - Mondays.

Some evening appointments are available, but these appointment slots are very popular. Please call to discuss this further.

What to expect in your first session:

An initial consultation (1 hour) involves Elizabeth asking questions to assess your current difficulties, how these are impacting on you and discuss with you what you wish to gain from attending therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

About me:
I am a qualified Cognitive-Behaviour Therapist, member of the BABCP with a specialist interest, training and experience in Mindfulness-based therapy and Person-Centred counselling. I offer face-to-face individual therapy to people aged 16 years and above, either short or long-term depending on your difficulties, needs and goals of therapy.

I also work part-time as a Lecturer at the University of East Anglia (UEA) teaching health-care professional students and qualified staff skills in CBT and counselling. In 2014 I was awarded funding to deliver a 6-week Mindfulness for Wellbeing course designed by myself to UEA staff.

Working in NHS mental health services from 1999 until 2013 has given me 17 years of experience offering therapy to individuals and groups. Over these years, I have worked within both Primary and Secondary mental health services, helping people with mild to moderate psychological difficulties. I opted to leave the NHS to set up private practice so as to enable people more freedom and time to explore their difficulties and development.

Having overcome personal emotional difficulties, I provide an empathic and non-judgemental approach to the difficulties people have or are facing. I began meditating and implementing Mindfulness into my life and found it transformed the way I viewed myself and my relationship with others. Although this is an approach I have found personally useful, I will work with you in an integrative way to use whatever therapeutic skills and techniques suits your needs best.

Qualifications and training:
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
Certificates in Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Group-work, working with trauma

Areas of therapy I work with:
Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic attacks and Disorder, Phobias, Depression, Low self-esteem, Lack of self-confidence, Anger, Relationship difficulties (note: I do not offer couples counselling) and personal development

(please note I do not offer therapy to individuals experiencing longstanding substance misuse or severe/enduring mental health difficulties that are best managed in specialist services)

Photos & videos

  • Green Parrot Health Clinic - Swaffham


Initial Consultation: £50 for 1 hour

Individual Therapy: £50 per 50 minute session

Mindfullife 6-week course: £250 (this includes guided instruction, materials and audio downloads)

Concessions are available for those on limited income. Please contact me to discuss this further.

Maps & Directions

King's Lynn, PE30
Swaffham, PE37

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays (Norwich) Thursdays (King's Lynn) 8.30am - 5pm Fridays (Swaffham) 8.00am - 6pm Wednesday (Castle Acre) 6pm-7.30pm: Mindfulness course - see website for dates

Types of client

Older adults
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