Christine McClean MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip,
I offer private, independent one to one consultancy to a variety of professionals. My approach is relational, reflective and dynamic using a warm, open, honest style, 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 in your life. Generally, I help you consider yourself, issues, perspectives, and possibilities depending upon your desired outcome.
Might you be suitable? Whether prompted by coping difficulties , 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 you are welcome to connect with a view to change....Maybe despite being high functioning you are experiencing difficulties or are overwhelmed. Perhaps you are frustrated with repeating patterns or themes in your relational dynamics or life.
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 consider who you are, your distant and more recent past and how you are with others with a view to greater awareness and the outcomes you’d prefer in your future. Private, independent support allows us to tailor our work to you gently challenging in time. This can be a catalyst for lasting change in the context of becoming who and how you would prefer to be.
Outcomes: Whilst these are individual and unique to everyone considering your thinking, experience and desired outcome is proven to offer a variety of benefits. For instance, the relief of looking at issues from different angles and levels and exploring new options and 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.
"The work with Christine 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. In time I found the more ownership I was able to take the more empowered I felt which was quite a shift. I then needed 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. In time I found I wanted to focus on my growth and personal development. 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".
"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".
"Though I didn't know it at the time. Really I want people to know starting is just 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 consider my experience. Now it’s become personal development attending to my personal psychology.. Reviewing, reflecting and refocusing, setting myself up to live the life I want”.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP, BA Hons, Dip, Adv Dip.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
In addition I work with young people which is sometimes prompted by 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.