Elizabeth McCann BA(HONS) MBACP(Accred)
I have a broad experience of counseling having worked in schools for many years and also run a private practice in Midhurst. I work with clients from 13 to the elderly.
I meet clients to offer them a helping hand through difficult and often lonely times. By listening to problems with compassion and kindness I offer clients the opportunity to face their difficulties and find a way to move on.
I started working in 1994 running courses in Parenting skills and later I added "Play hours" to this. In 2000 I completed a degree counseling and psychotherapy and opened my private practice. Soon after I started working in schools supporting the children and staff. I work as an integrative Counsellor and use a variety of approaches to help my clients.
Sometimes life is very emotional and there are events that cause us to become confused and disorientated, even feeling out of control. Sometimes it is difficult to talk to family or friends about private worries and concerns. This is the moment to find someone to talk to, someone who is non-judgmental and gives you the space to think about your own difficulties and the feelings they are bringing up for you. Often by talking and sharing your worries you can get your life more in perspective and find some way forward through the tough times of change and instability.
My Specialist areas are supporting children and young people through adolescence, family break ups, learning difficulties, family illness, bereavement and helping with identity issues. I recognize the stress created by a change in life circumstances and can offer work around managing and finding coping strategies.
I am happy to see clients and discuss the personal difficulties suffered by the individual or family that is trying to cope with change. I understand that life is not straight forward and sometimes things happen that we don't expect and they leave us in shock. Other times the situations we are dealing with just seem to get worse and a listening ear can support you through the maze of decisions when you know something needs to be done to help.
I have been working in Private Practice and in schools for 20 + years giving me a wealth of experience relating to the difficulties of growing up and also the pressures in a household where there is a lot of change for the family. I have especially found Mindfulness useful for many conditions and situations.
Clients can see me at my clinic in Midhurst or I can offer phone counseling.
I am CRB checked and I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have ongoing supervision and continue to keep up with new research and continuous professional development. My initial degree was in humanistic and person-centered therapies. Since then I have added other training to my professional list.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BACP Accreditation
- Parent- link Parenting Course Leader
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Trainer in "Play Hours "
- CBT top up for the NHS
- Diploma In Eating Disorders
- 8 week Mindfulness Course MBCT
- 8 week Mindfulness and Self Compassion
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ill health of family member
Covid 19 Anxiety
School Issues, bullying, learning difficulties, Struggles to fit into the class, shyness
Struggles with social media.
Difficulties growing up, adolescence and identity difficulties, gender issues.
extended family issues
Fees start at £60.00 a session of 50 minutes
Please inquire for other rates.
- Person centered