Dr Ciaran Mc Hale DClinPsy
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist working in an NHS community service, where I provide individual and group therapy for adults with a variety of presenting difficulties.
I work mainly from a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) model in seeking to understand my clients’ difficulties. However, I also draw on ideas from mindfulness based approaches, psychodynamic, systemic, humanistic, and third wave therapies like compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Above all, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to talk and think.
I have around ten years of experience in mental health services. Over that time I have supported people in their recovery from diverse problems such as depression, low self-esteem/ low self-confidence, anxiety disorders like panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, OCD and PTSD.
Aside from therapy, I also provide teaching, supervision and consultation as part of my professional practice. I am passionate about continuing to. Learn and. Improve my practice, where possible through formal research. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, which you can see here: https://publons.com/researcher/1699185/ciaran-mchale/
I support affordable, flexible therapy (£50/50 minutes or £40 for Skype Therapy). Please feel free to contact me by email with any queries. I aim to respond within 24hours.
Getting in Touch
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any queries. If you send me an email I always aim to get back to you within 24 hours. If you would like to speak on the phone to find out more about therapy, just let me know.
What to expect from a first session.
Coming along to therapy for the first time can feel exposing, and anxiety provoking. It's important to remember that you are not alone in any difficulties you're facing; no issue is too small to explore in therapy; and I don't expect you to arrive knowing exactly what you want from therapy. The first session is a chance for me to get to know a little bit more about you, and to explain how I work, and how I would hope to help you. It's also a chance for you to ask questions and get a feel for whether this is the right match for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology), an MA in Psychology (University of Glasgow), a post-graduate certificate in CBT (University of Southamptom) and I am currently completing a post-graduate certificate in CBT for psychosis (King’s College London).
I have worked in the NHS and charity healthcare settings for nearly ten years. This has included work in many different kinds of services including, primary care therapy services, secondary care services, older adults teams, child and adolescent mental health teams and in community learning disability teams.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£50 for 50 minutes or £40 for Skype Therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday-Thursday evenings. Friday all day.
Types of client