Christian McCabe (reg) MBACP
01278 238375 / 07704615143
As is with all living things, both you and I have an inbuilt ability to grow and develop into fully functioning and healthy human beings, not unlike the acorn that grows into a mighty oak tree, given it has all the right conditions to become one. I find such a simple image so wonderfully liberating when considering both yours and my own potential.
Having said that, should the acorn find itself in arid soil, with few nutrients and little water, the chances of it growing into a mighty oak are remote. The same could be said about both you and I. How we experience and learn to see the world as children often helps determine how we relate to ourselves and others as adults. Unlike the acorn that is trying to grow in arid soil, both you and I have the ability and choice to change the way we see and feel about ourselves and how we relate to those and the world around us, providing we are willing to look for and remove the obstacles that prevent us from becoming healthy and fully functioning individuals.
For some years now I have, as a fully qualified counsellor, been listening to and exploring what brings people into therapy. Be it a crisis or many crises, loss or rejection, a fear of facing the world, ourselves or another, an addiction or knowing that thoughts and feelings that you have kept locked away now need to be expressed and listened too if only the block/s or obstacle/s that hold these secret/s be found.
I offer professional integrity, a safe and quiet, confidential and non-judgmental space in which you can journey into yourself, looking back in order to move forward and discover your own processes that help enrich your awareness of self and enable you to learn to live, which brings me back to what I began talking about, as a more fully functioning human being.
Trained Integratively (Interpsyche Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies - BACP accredited), my work is Humanistic and upholds the Person-Centered values of Carl Rogers.
I can work in the short term (minimum of 6 sessions) which may be helpful when focusing on a single issue, as well as in the longer term which can enable deeper, more reflective changes and awareness to be made.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and adhere to their Ethical Frameworks. I am insured and hold a current enhanced DBS disclosure. My work is supervised and I undertake both personal and professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MBACP Integrative/Humanistic/Person-Centered Counsellor.
- Have specialised in alcoholism/drug addiction, addiction and recovery.
- Group therapy/facilitation.
- Working at Relational Depth.
- Transactional Analysis.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Codependency/relationship issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I do not charge for the initial session, since I view this as an assessment in which both you and I get a sense as to whether we could work together, what it is that you feel you need some help with and what you aim to achieve. Thereafter my fees are:
- £30 per 50 minute session for the individual.
- £40 per 50 minute session for the couple.
- Student concessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client