Christine McClean MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip,
I am a Therapist with a professional, warm, open, honest and non-judgemental style of therapy, based at my city centre practice where clinical excellence and confidentiality are of primacy.
What therapy involves? ... From you ... a willingness to try and think out loud. To afford yourself the time and space to reflect and explore your experience of things. Generally, I offer a listening ear to help you consider yourself, issues, perspectives, and possibilities depending on your desired outcome.
Might you be suitable? Whether it's; coping, aspects of your relationships, family, work, loss, moving forward, lack of confidence, your physical health or your well being, you are welcome to talk....Maybe you are experiencing the symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression and low mood, you're distressed or are generally concerned about yourself. This can all be aired and considered together.
Indeed already by accessing this site you've taken the initial step towards ownership for how you feel. If you can make it through the therapy door you show the type of courage, strength and commitment to a healthier happier life which therapy takes. You are invited to book an initial consultation.
How long does it take? A strong therapeutic relationship develops over time. With me therefore you choose to give yourself time to develop this unique relationship. Time to delve into who you are, your distant and more recent past as you wish and how you are with others with a view to greater awareness. It allows us to tailor our work to you gently challenging in time having built such a supportive basis.This reflective relationship can be a catalyst for lasting change.
Outcomes: Whilst these are individual and unique to everyone therapy is proven to offer a variety of benefits. For instance, the relief of expressing yourself in a way that affords freedom of speech, to looking at issues from different angles and levels and to explore new ways of being. This can lead to greater clarity, discovery 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 started to fear. Though I did need to actively choose 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 life. 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 were a bit of a mess and I didn't know where to start. I worked with Christine on my relationship with myself and that sort of rippled out".
"Sometimes I didn't like my therapist much. Eventually I realised 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 sure 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. Really 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".
Get started !
Step 1: E-mail email@example.com or phone 07855021145 and leave a message. I will respond.
Step 2: We schedule an appointment to meet and start to think about whether we might find it beneficial to work together.
Thereafter, I extend a safe time and space. Somewhere to think, to feel, to be and to talk. Weekly appointments will be your time, to come as you are and to help make sense of whatever's going on.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip.
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition I run a weekly Children's Therapy Clinic for children experiencing issues including with anger, anxiety, expression, medical health, coping, confidence, self esteem, feeling bullied, exam/ school stress, adjusting to transitions, family/ relationship changes, strong emotions and resultant behaviours and loss.
Working supportively with children from age 5 upwards. Methods used include cognitive activation tools, non-directive play, games, sand, art, and personal development depending on age.
Photos & videos
Daytime and evening appointments available.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some Immediate availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|