Christine McClean BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip, MBACP
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
215a Lisburn Road
Who am I?
A Therapist with a passion for how Counselling and Psychotherapy can help heal and transform. With me you will find a highly professional, confidential, open, honest and yet non-judgemental style of therapy. I provide talking therapy for a wide range of issues.
Whether it's; coping, aspects of your relationships, work, loss, moving forward or your well being. Maybe you're experiencing the symptoms of anxiety or panic, depression and low mood or are generally concerned about yourself. You are welcome to talk.
By starting Counselling you show a courage and strength of which at this moment you may be unaware. If you can access that enough to get through the therapy door you show the type of commitment therapy takes. Indeed already by accessing this site you've taken a step signalling a movement towards ownership for your wellbeing.
What will it involve?
From you ? ... a willingness to try and think out loud though this is difficult sometimes initially. Generally, I offer a listening ear to help you explore yourself, issues, perspectives, possibilities and options depending on your desired outcome.
A strong therapeutic relationship develops as trust builds. With me therefore you choose to work over time. This gives you the chance to delve into who you are, your distant and more recent past and how you are with others with a view to greater awareness and positive change should you wish.
Outcomes are individual though some advise that during their therapy they find they have "taken a journey". Whilst this is unique to everyone, it is proven to offer a variety of benefits. For instance, the relief of expressing yourself in a way that affords freedom of speech and space to reflect, to looking at issues from different angles and levels. This can lead to greater self awareness, clarity and more choiceful living.
"Counselling became somewhere I could talk about what was happening. Oddly I found out it wasn't my fault that things played out as they did which I had feared. Though I did need to actively shape things differently. Therapy became a commitment and a kindness to myself ".
"I brought all my problems talked them through and left them so I could go about my business. I got clearer, was easier on myself and grew to like myself more and change things I didn't. My life gradually took shape".
"When I came my relationships where a bit of a mess and I didn't know how to fix them. I worked with Christine on my relationship with myself and that sort of rippled out".
"Sometimes I didn't like my therapist much. I confused her with other people. There were times I didn't want to attend. Now I know it was the painful stuff I didn't want to tend to. She was there and worked it through .. well no... I worked it through and she sat with me until I realised all of that. She refused at times to give me answers or tell me what to do. Looking back she was guiding me looking at it from different aspects until I was definite and made the moves I knew I needed in my life".
"Everything that had happened had to; to make me become what I am now. As bad as I felt at times before there was something transformational in the therapy process. There was a seed of something else in my feelings of anxiety and depression. Though I didn't know it at the time. I want people to know it's just talking and not to be afraid of that. I wish I'd known. I want other me's to know that".
Step 1: E-mail or phone and I will respond.
Step 2: We schedule an appointment to meet and help us think about whether we might like to work together.
Thereafter, I extend a safe time and space with weekly 50 minute appointments.These will be your time, to come as you are and to help make sense of whatever's going on.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip. MBACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Photos & videos
£40 per session.
I offer day time and evening appointments.
My mobile is on during work hours though goes to voicemail during appointments in order to give clients my full attention. Please leave a message and I will respond.
If you have limited mobility or require disabled access please advise as I have a first floor therapy space so that we can agree alternative arrangements to meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some immediate availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|