South Downs Counselling & Mediation Practice is a group of professional, qualified and very experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and mediators, collaborating to provide a comprehensive service to individuals, couples and families who are facing a wide range of difficult issues. We are based in private, comfortable premises in the heart of the South Downs, in Midhurst. We are all fully insured and supervised, and work to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Please browse through the website, the personal profiles and websites, details of the services offered and additional links. Each counsellor sets their own fees. For general information on South Downs Counselling & Mediation Practice, please email

Judith Macdonald-Lawson

Family Mediator
Direct Consultation with Children
Relationship Counsellor
Family Consultant

Emma Thomason

Relationship Counsellor
Individual Counsellor
Child and Young Person’s Counsellor
Family Counsellor

Vivienne Shanahan


Annie Sneller

Professional Practice Consultant

Dr Ellie Birtley

Medical Practitioner and Psychosexual Therapist

Michèle Schultheiss

Child and Young Person’s Counsellor
Play Therapist
Bereavement Counsellor

View Michele details

Doug Reid

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


View Doug details