Andrew McLellan

Frame Right

Andrew McLellan MIACP, MA (Oxon)

Andrew combines his private practice as an accredited counsellor and therapist with work as a part-time lecturer on a degree course for trainee counsellors. His therapy qualifications include:

· BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (first class)

· Diploma in Relational Gestalt Therapy (Dublin Gestalt Centre)

Much of Andrew’s work is at a local medical centre, where he has gained years of experience counselling adult clients (18+) experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, struggles around identity, work-related stress, bullying, bereavement, loss,fear of death, chronic and serious illness, loneliness and isolation,relationship issues, childhood trauma, lack of meaning or direction, and many other life crises and challenges.

Andrew also has experience and training in:

· Gender and Sexual Diversity – Sexual orientation and/or Gender Identity/dysphoria (trained with Pink Therapy, London);

· PTSD and Trauma (including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse or assault) – two years’ training with Babette Rothschild.

· Couples therapy (trained with Bob & Rita Resnick).

“As a humanistic therapist, I will work with you to create a therapeutic environment that facilitates growth towards your full life potential, through developing a professional relationship that is also genuinely human.We are social animals, and relationships (with family, friends, partners and with ourselves) shape our lives and impact our mental health. Through paying attention to, and sharing our experience of each other as client and therapist, clients may learn much about how they relate to others (and to themselves), and safely experiment with new ways of relating.

“Therapy involves much more than just talking and thinking. Thinking is just one aspect of our experience, and research reveals that emotions and ‘gut instincts’ (bodily sensations) are crucial to our life choices. Because emotions are valuable information about what is really going on in our lives, I seek to support clients safely to experience and manage their own emotions, rather than avoiding, repressing or being overwhelmed by them. This can lead to understanding,significant change, or acceptance”.

Andrew’s first degree was in music and he worked as a producer in the performing arts sector for over a decade (theatre, classical music, opera, dance).

Andrew’s fee is €70 for individual adult clients (18+) and €80 for couples.

To make an appointment please call Andrew on 087 139 4070 or make contact via his website: http://www.counsellingharoldscross.com/Contact.html