Christine McCann

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MBACP Accred Counsellor and COSCA Accred Tutor Pluralistic
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Saltcoats KA21 & Alloa FK10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Partner and Director of Grounded Learning Ltd., Delivering Counselling Training across Scotland.

  • Developing Courses for delivery online and face to face from Certificate to Advanced Level.
  • Offering consultancy to organisations who are developing a counselling service.
  • Delivering training counselling and group work programmes for organisations.
  • Holding a supervision and client case load (Face to Face, Online and Telephone)

Whether you are a client, student or qualified practitioner looking for support, I believe that you are a unique individual with your own particular set of biological, psychological and social threads which make you who you are.

Instead of using the same approach with each individual, my work begins as we co-construct a therapeutic alliance and way of working which draws from both our strengths.

You will never find me holding space as the expert in the room.  You will find me holding space and working to support you as the expert, developing your understanding and ability to shift or improve your life.  I will offer a balance of support and challenge to ensure I am more useful than agreeable.

I will ask you to step towards me as I step towards you, engaged in the work, with our sleeves rolled up, to make sense of the things that work well and the things that need untangled to give you the opportunity to make decisions and take steps based on your own values, needs, hopes and dreams. 

I will ask you for honesty and feedback to help me support you.  I will do my best to avoid jargon and complicated language and I will seek and implement your preferences where possible.  I will try to ensure I avoid the temptation to building your bridges for you.  You are the bridge builder. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling/Therapy Qualifications:

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork (CBT Approach)
  • Counselling Course Substance Misuse (AFS)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • BACP Certificate of Accreditation

Teaching/Supervision Qualifications:

  • COSCA Accreditation as Tutor to Diploma Level
  • Professional Development Award in Teaching in Scotland's Colleges
  • NHS Motivational Interviewing Coach for Qualified Counsellors/Therapists
  • Strathclyde University Certificate in Supervision

Yoga/Mindfulness Qualifications:

  • 500 YTT Qualification in Hatha Yoga BWY
  • Certificate in Mindfulness and MBLC Teacher Training MA

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Particular areas of interest:

Obesity, weight and disordered eating issues.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Therapy and Counselling Fees

  • £50.00 Individual session
  • £60.00 Couple/Family session

Tutor/Supervision Fees

  • £50.00 hourly rate

When I work

Daytime, Evening and Weekend Appointments are available.

Individual and groupwork sessions.

Face to face, telephone, email or zoom support

Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, KA21

Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Room availability on ground floor with prior notice for booking. Car park with disabled spaces available.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Spaces


In person

Supervisor with experience of working across modalities and pluralistically both as in supervision and the teaching landscape.

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Christine McCann
Christine McCann