One stop counselling business sets up in the South Downs

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From stopping smoking and weight loss to domestic abuse and separation counselling there is a unique umbrella in the South Downs ready to step in and help out.

It was the brainchild of Midhurst based Judith Macdonald-Lawson, a long established and highly qualified relationship counsellor, psychotherapist and family mediator who works both in London and in West Sussex.

She has gathered together five other counsellors and mediators who among them specialise in a whole range of areas.

And Judith believes what the South Downs Counselling and Mediation Practice has to offer is unique.

“We are a bit special because we are a group of six women who cover a wide range of bases in the counselling, family therapy and mediation spectrum,” she told the Observer.

“I invited these people to join me because they are all enormously experienced , with at least ten years experiences in their fields and because they are all highly qualified.

“We are all running our own businesses and are now collaborating in what is really a federation of small businesses.”

She said the group acting under one umbrella meant they could give each other peer support whereas most other counsellors and mediators worked alone. It also gives us the opportunity to refer to each other to ensure a continued high standard of support.

“I feel so lucky to have found this group of people because they are all so good in their fields.”

The practice is based at Church View in Midhurst’s Knockhundred Row.

The five other members in Judith’s group are: Dr Ellie Birtley: psychosexual therapist; Paula Chuter-Baker: counsellor; Vivienne Shanahan: counsellor, hypnotherapist, coach; Annie Sneller: mediator, professional practice consultant; Emma Thomason: relationship counsellor, psychotherapist, family and young people’s counsellor .

The practice is based at Church View in Midhurst’s Knockhundred Row.

For more information about it and its individual practitioners visit Practice website or email southdownscsmo@gmail.com

Inquiries can also be made to Judith on 07717716602

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