Elaine Shannahan

Elaine Shannahan

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Horsham

Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

Hi .. I’m Elaine. I am a qualified person-centred, integrative, counsellor working with young people and adults, ‘face to face’ and ‘on-line’ in the Horsham area.

I know how hard it can be to ask for help and the courage it takes to make those first steps. I would like to reassure you that I am here to help and will support you with warmth and compassion. I will provide a private and confidential space and my aim is to work alongside you in such a way that you can develop the solutions, which you feel works best for you.

Life can be full of many challenges. Sometimes our close relationships, family situations, our work environment, or just day to day living can give rise to a variety of unmanageable emotions and cause us an ‘emotional wobble’. Or you have experienced a major life event or crisis, such as bereavement, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. At times when thoughts and emotions seem out of our control, we may feel lost, struggle to think clearly or feel we don't have the energy to find a way forward. You may be someone who finds it difficult to talk to and confide in those close to you, or not wanting to burden others. Counselling offers you the chance to take ‘time out’ from your daily routine and to focus on the things that are concerning you or any changes you want to make.

I truly believe that we are all unique and therefore we are the experts on ourselves. I will support you to make sense of what is happening and explore with you how you would like things to be, by encouraging you toward finding your own solutions, helping to make your situation more manageable so that you can feel you are living a meaningful life, with yourself and others.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited