Christian McCabe (reg) MBACP
01278 238375 / 07704615143
All living beings have an ability to develop and grow from their smallest beginnings to the fulfillment of their potential.
The acorn for instance, is the perfect example, that if given its necessary conditions, it can thrive and grow into a mighty oak tree. This is an image I find both hope-filled and liberating when applied to our own human potential.
Whatever we experience in our early years, our education, or our environment, often determines the way in which we relate to ourselves, others and to the world around us.
As the acorn is stuck with its life chances, we have the ability to change them, providing we are willing to become conscious of the obstacles which may inhibit the development of our true, individual potential.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and for some years now have been experiencing just what it is that brings a person into therapy. The whole spectrum, from personal crisis, rejection or loss, the fear of facing ourselves or the world, addictions or the awareness that emotions, which may have been long locked away, have reached the point where they have need to be expressed, resolved and set free.
I offer professional integrity, a safe confidential, non-judgmental space in which to begin the journey toward your own self healing, self acceptance and self knowledge necessary to attain to your inner growth and personal fulfillment.
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 am happy to work in the short term (minimum of 6 sessions) which may be helpful when focusing on a single issue or the longer term which can facilitate deeper, more reflective changes.
In addition to, and integrated into the counselling sessions - I like to supplement the talking, thinking activity, by way of clay work and painting. This in itself can help give added insight both to the client and myself, as counselling practitioner with regards to the thoughts and feelings being expressed.
The practicalities of these are arranged as the client progresses.
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 worked extensively in alcoholism/drug addiction.
- Group therapy/facilitation.
- Work at Relational Depth.
- Transactional Analysis.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Codependency/relationship issues.
- Clay work and painting.
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 as I view this as an assessment of our potential working relationship. 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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client