Colin McMorran MBACP
Life can be hard; we all suffer from its complexities and challenges, including loss in all its forms. When it becomes too much, trust is key to recovery. As your therapist, I will honour that trust and be there with you at each step of your journey.
We can easily feel trapped in our own lives and struggle to see any light in an inner world of darkness. How can we find our way out of that darkness, how do we make the right choices, how can we cope with the complexities of our lives and its hardships?
Well, we can start by talking about what faces us and saying exactly how we feel in a safe and non-judgemental space. This is the beginning of the therapeutic process - that first step is often the hardest.
The way I work usually involves a person-centred therapeutic approach, which means we will go at your pace, for as long as you need, tackling difficult subjects when you feel you’re ready. We will be looking below the surface to understand the roots of the problem as well as developing strategies to help you to cope better and interrupt patterns of unhelpful behaviour and ways of thinking.
As well as working at the surface level drama of life we will also drop into a space that has infinite potential and restorative energy and bring that sense of deep peace and wellbeing into the trenches of your life.
I strongly believe therapy only works if it improves the quality of your life in practical ways and so we will measure your progress together.
I am based in Fulwood (PR2 9AF) on the outskirts of Preston close to the motorway network (M6 northbound - Junction 31a / southbound - Junction 32). I practice from home, sharing a counselling room with my partner who is a psychotherapist, the room provides a private, quiet and relaxed space for client work.
Along with my private practice I volunteer at a Hospice in Burnley on Saturday mornings. Working with the bereaved and pre-bereaved I offer counselling to those who have lost a loved one or are caring for someone who has a life-limiting illness.
My practice has a strong emphasis on the transpersonal, that is to say working at a deep level that aims to connect with your true self - your eternal essence. I attempt this by drawing upon my knowledge of counselling theory, neuroscience, psychology and by meeting you in present moment awareness.
Through the therapeutic process, over time you will be able to transcend those aspects of your ego that are self-defeating and connect to a deeper transpersonal space; a pure conscious awareness that gives rise to the eternal present.
I will help you to experience your truth. All that is required is trust in yourself, in the therapeutic process and a willingness to enquire within - I will guide you in this journey.
Please feel free to visit my website seeingnow.com for more details about me and my practice (there's a link to the right of my photo).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
- Prerequisite: Level 3 Diploma (1 year).
- Level 4 Diploma (2 years); seven units each covering theory, professional development and skills practice or peer supervision and personal development. Compulsory requirements: A minimum of 150 hours placement hours (100 hours counselling and 50 hours of workplace activity), One hour supervision for every eight hours of client work, 10 hours personal counselling and Two residential weekends.
I am also an ACAS trained Workplace Mediator (OCR Accrediting body - 2009).
Aside from formal qualifications, I draw upon decades of life experience involving the usual twists and turns and highs and lows, however, the one constant throughout was a love of psychology and a fascination with the human psyche. I'm passionate about psychology, philosophy and eastern spirituality and find these subjects combined with my formal counselling qualifications allow me to work with clients in a dynamic and fluid way.
In my hospice work I am privileged to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds facing the harshest life situations. I find it rewarding and humbling to be allowed into the private worlds of my clients; each has a unique story and each in their own way has shown how the human spirit has the potential to triumph over adversity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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- 60-minute face to face session: £40
- Preferred method of payment: cash
- I offer an initial 30 minute telephone or face to face consultation free of charge.
- I will consider home visits, however there may be an additional cost depending upon location
I offer a free 30 minute consultation where we can discuss the reasons you have come to therapy. I will tell you about myself and my approach to counselling and a little about the therapeutic process. I will discuss the counselling contract and confidentiality. However, more importantly, we will see if there's a connection between us that feels right for beginning our therapeutic journey together.
After the consultation feel free to take some time to decide, after all finding the right therapist is so important. I've found in my experience that you will instinctively know when you've found the right one for you. If it feels right and you would like to work with me then we can discuss practicalities such as when to start and agreeing upon a regular time to meet.
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