Mary McCabe, BACP Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer
As we ease out of lockdown, are you feeling nervous, anxious or low about changes ahead? Or maybe feel stressed by challenges at work, home or in relationships? Or are you struggling with panic attacks, depression, grief, your health or low self-esteem? These are just some of the issues I can help with.
As an experienced counsellor I would love to offer you a supportive and confidential space where we can explore your concerns together. Clients have valued my acceptance and support during difficult periods of their life and appreciated the insight, skills and new ways of thinking and living gained.
Counselling will allow you space to openly explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. It can help you to grow and find new meaning in your life and empower you to build a more positive future.
I am a warm and effective BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and ACT therapist with 10 years experience of counselling staff, clients and students in the NHS (IAPT and staff counselling), Universities, MIND and in my private practice. I have worked with a wide range of adults form various employment and cultural backgrounds and have a special interest in caring for the carers and supporting clients and supervisees from health, social and educational settings.
The counselling approaches I use
I am aware that each person is unique and there isn't one type of therapy that suits everyone. I, therefore, draw from a range of approaches and work collaboratively with you to meet your individual needs and preferred ways of working.
These include person-centred and creative approaches (using image, objects; collage and writing) and working with different inner conflicting parts of self.
I am also an experienced Acceptance and Commitment Therapist (ACT). ACT therapy is a mindfulness and behavioural approach which help you respond more flexibly to life's challenges and find more meaningful and workable ways of living, based on your values.
How I work
It can take a lot of courage to seek help and choosing a suitable counsellor can feel difficult, so I offer a free welcome 20 mins phone-call, where you can find out more, ask any questions and feel more informed to make this decision.
I offer online counselling on a short or long term basis with regular reviews, depending on your individual needs, circumstances and how long you have been struggling with your issues, but for many it only requires 6-12 sessions.
I appreciate that the first session can be quite daunting and will quickly help you feel at ease. In the first session, I will explain about the practicalities of sessions and boundaries of confidentiality and allow you time to describe the issues you are facing and the help you would like.
In later sessions I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and difficulties in more depth; to find effective and meaningful ways of engaging with your life, and work towards an agreed ending.
Getting in touch
You can get in contact with me either via phone on 07831 915560 or via email just here - I'll look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years experience as a counsellor and am employed as a Counsellor and Senior Wellbeing and Mental Health Practitioner, at Sheffield Hallam University. Prior to this I worked for over 25 years in Education and Care settings, as a teacher, researcher, mentor and support worker and in various voluntary roles, including working with SYEDA eating disorder service and St Luke’s Hospice bereavement service.
- Online and Telephone and Counselling Course -2021 (ongoing)
- Diploma in the Practice of Supervision - 2020/21 (ongoing, taught part completed)
- How to do Counselling Online Primer (BACP endorsed) - 2020
- Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Psychotherapy Post-Graduate (30 credit) module - 2017
- Essential Supervision Skills (BPS approved certificate) - 2015
- Working with Sub-personalities - 2013
- Diploma Counselling Theory and Practice - 2012
- Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory - 2010
- Foundation Art Therapy - 1999
- MPhil Degree - 1993
- BEd Hons Degree (Secondary Education)– 1988
I have also undertaken a range of recent CPD training in working with creative approaches, relationships, safeguarding and cultural diversity.
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I provide a professional service and work within their ethical framework, including having regular clinical supervision of my work.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Mary McCabe Counselling provides a range of appointments, times and frequency of sessions.
A free initial phone call(20 mins) is available to give you to chance to speak to me and find out more about what I offer and ask any questions,before starting therapy.
- Telephone/online (ZOOM) counselling or ACT therapy - £50/50 mins session
- Concessionary rate - Student/low income rate - £35/50 mins session
Most clients are seen weekly, but appointments are also available fortnightly or to fit around work-shifts.
The number of sessions offered depends on the client's needs but usually involves around 6-24 sessions. Longer-term counselling can be offered with reviews.
Lower Cost Online or Phone Supervision - £25 (60 mins) or £35 (90 mins) **
**This is a lower cost till end Sept 2021 whilst completing my Diploma practice hours
From Oct 2021 onwards supervision costs will be £45 (60 mins) or £65 (90 mins).
Training delivery rate - please enquire.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you, in whatever issues you wish to bring and helping you to find more helpful and meaningful ways of thinking and living.