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Christine McClean MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip,

Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT17 9JZ
Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT17 9JZ

About me

I offer private mindset consultancy to professionals. My approach is relational, reflective and dynamic using a warm, open, honest style of therapy, with an online practice where clinical excellence, client focus and confidentiality are of primacy.                                                                                                            

What is required ? ... 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 help you consider yourself, issues, perspectives, and possibilities depending upon your desired outcome.

Might you be suitable? Whether it's; coping, mood, anxiety, aspects of your relationships, work, loss, moving forward, lack of confidence or motivation, your physical health or your work life balance, or a sense of low self esteem that may have prompted you you are welcome to connect with a view to change....Maybe despite being high functioning you are experiencing anxiety, low mood, you're overwhelmed or are generally concerned about yourself. Perhaps you are frustrated with repeating patterns or themes in your relational dynamics or life. 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 and in reaching out you show the type of courage, strength and commitment to a healthier, happier you which thriving takes.

How long does it take? Our work develops over time. With me therefore you choose to give yourself time to develop this unique relationship. This may involve time to reflect on who you are, your distant and more recent past 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 a supportive basis. This can be a catalyst for lasting change in the context of becoming who you would prefer to be.

Outcomes: Whilst these are individual and unique to everyone evaluating your thinking and experience 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 exploring new ways of being. This can lead to greater clarity, discovery and more choiceful living when it is in the service of living by design however distant this idea may seem just now.

Others Comments;
"Sessions 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. It became a commitment and a kindness to myself”.

"Initially I brought my problems talked them through and left them aside 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 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 guided me looking at it from different aspects and options and with the outcome I wanted in mind until I was sure and made the moves I knew I needed in my life".

"Everything that had happened made me what I am now. As bad as I felt at times before there was something transformational in the 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 starting to talk and not to be afraid of that. I wish I'd known. I want other me's to know that. Speaking to a private, independent professional who was on my side helped me trust enough to get help. Now it’s become personal development attending to my mindset.. Reviewing, reflecting and refocusing”.

Get started !                      

At this point I invite you to book an initial consultation to consider what might be possible or suitable for you.       

Step 1: E-mail TheEmpoweredMindPro@gmail.com and I will personally respond.

Step 2: We then typically schedule a Private Consultation to think about whether we might find it beneficial to work together and on what basis.

Typically I, set weekly appointments which are your time, to be as you are and to help make sense of whatever's going on.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Photos & videos

Co. Antrim
BT17 9JZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Consultations available.

Types of client

Young people
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Christine McClean MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip,

Christine McClean MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip,