Hello and welcome to seeingnow.
My name is Colin McMorran and I'm a BACP registered counsellor working exclusively online from the UK.
My clients are finding online therapy very effective as well as convenient and I'm pleased and excited to be connecting with people from around the world.
I also work as a Specialist Mental Health Student Mentor and am an ACAS Certified Workplace Mediator
(OCR Accrediting body).
I created this website initially to advertise my counselling practice, however over time I've added more content and it's become a resource for my private clients and my students - indeed for anyone who finds the content interesting or useful.
Thanks for visiting.
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling (BACP accredited) and am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Prerequisite: Level 2&3 Diplomas (1.5 yrs). Level 4 Diploma (2 yrs); 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.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am fully qualified, experienced and hold professional indemnity insurance and receive monthly counselling supervision
Personal and professional development
I've had the opportunity to further my knowledge and experience by completing training courses and research in such areas as: bereavement/grief, mindfulness, personality and its transformations, positive affirmations, limbic system/emotions, subconscious process, the inner child, cognitive processes and emotive triggers. My passion for mental health, psychology, psychotherapy and philosophy drives me to investigate the latest developments in areas concerned with the psyche; how it forms into our personalities and affects our behaviours. I'm fascinated by the transformative power of becoming more self-aware, something I have firsthand experience of.
I also work as a specialist Mental Health Student Mentor practicing online and, when times allow, on campus with University students who have been assessed as needing mental health support. I provide that support throughout their course of study, along with coaching and guidance. The aim being to enable each student to fulfil their potential, to enjoy their studies and to complete their course with the highest grades they are capable of. I find the work energising and fulfilling, its inspiring to work with students who, despite the adversities they have faced, still have the desire and strength of purpose to try and better themselves.
I am an ACAS Trained Internal Workplace Mediator. This is a Certified Internal Workplace Mediation (CIWM) training course, verified by the OCR accrediting body. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to improve organisations and working life through the promotion and facilitation of strong industrial relations practice. I act as a mediator between aggrieved parties to facilitate a resolution that both sides can agreed to, this is a service that hopes to avoid more formal processes.
Aside from formal qualification, I draw upon decades of life experience involving the usual twists and turns and highs and lows. In the past, just like everyone else, I’ve been no stranger to regretting decisions and carrying that burden with the associated feelings of guilt, I also remember all too clearly the stomach churning dread and anxiety that comes with the fear of what tomorrow may bring. I've lost of a loved one, experienced a relationship breakdown, had a forced change of career and suffered financial difficulties, however, throughout those life lessons the constants were a passion for philosophy and psychology and a fascination with the human psyche.
Along with my private practice I have volunteered at a Hospice in Burnley working with the bereaved and pre-bereaved offering counselling to those who have lost a loved one or who are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness. Over the two years I was there it was a privilege to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds as they faced the harshest life situations. I found it rewarding and humbling to be allowed into their private worlds; each has a unique story and each in their own way showed how the human spirit has the potential to triumph over adversity.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there (Rumi)