Elizabeth McCann BA(HONS) MBACP(Accred)
South Downs Mediation and Counselling Practice
I started working in 1994 running courses in Parenting skills and later I added "Play hours" to this. In 2000 I completed a degree counselling 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 some one 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 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 identity issues. I recognize the stress created by change in life circumstances and can offer work around managing and finding coping strategies.
I am happy to see clients of any age and to discuss the personal difficulties that the individual or family are trying to cope with. 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 trained as a trainer in "Play Hours" and "Parent link" parenting groups and I am aware of the importance of having a kind, safe and friendly place for people to visit and return to.
I have been working in Private Practice and in schools Private schools and academies 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 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 counselling.
I am CRB checked and I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have ongoing supervision and continue 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Fees start at £60.00 a session of 50 minutes
Please inquire for other rates.
- Person centered
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available from Nov 1st 2017 on Mondays and Fridays from my rooms in Midhurst .
Types of client