Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe

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Cheltenham GL50 & Malvern WR14
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About me

Are you asking yourself these questions:

Why am I tired? Am I depressed? What is going on? Why can’t I seem to find my own happiness?  

If so, I can offer a space to explore the answers behind those questions, with empathy, kindness and safety. 

If you feel judged, anxious, or stuck, then come and talk it through. Explore yourself, your desires, dreams, wants and emotions. Think about your relationships and where you are at. 

I am a qualified counsellor, with a previous career as a teacher. I have a long experience of neurodivergence, hypersensitivity and SEN needs. I spent my career trying to understand myself more in order to offer a space of creative freedom to others. 

As a counsellor, I can help you to find your answers to many questions such as the development of the brain, the role of emotional intelligence and self-awareness, the importance of learning about shame and vulnerability as a process to access creativity, freedom to learn and adapt to circumstances. 

I have been training and have experience to journey alongside people who are experiencing: 

  • new diagnosis of neurodiversity
  • a need to explore their own expression of their neurodiversity, such as Autism or ADHD
  • trauma linked to coercive, cultic or spiritual abuse
  • fertility processes, PCOS diagnosis and molar pregnancies
  • abuse and bullying from teachers and students in school settings
  • anxiety linked to exams, university degrees
  • loss and grief
  • anxiety and depression
  • difficulties to set boundaries, or express themselves assertively
  • relationship breakups or difficulties
  • struggles with OCD, repetitive behaviours or misophonia

If you need a space to talk and confidentially, be yourself, please, contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bachelor in Education
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • 2 years experience in Counselling. 

20+ years experience teaching and tutoring in different settings, including working with neurodiversity

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coercive, cultic and spiritual abuse


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

30 minutes free first assessment phone call or online conversation.

  • £45 per sessions for multiple sessions booked +10% off if 4 paid in advance
  • £50 for a 6 sessions course
  • £60 for a single session

Sessions are 60 minutes.

When I work

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Alleyne Lodge, Cheltenham & East Gloucester Branch, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QH

Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe
Geraldine Tirifahy-McCabe