Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)

Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)

5A Fore Street


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5A Fore Street


About me

I work according to the individual and whatever they need to work-through, offering both short-term solution focussed counselling (typically 6-8 sessions) or longer therapy for more deep-rooted and historical issues.
Under that large umbrella, my particular areas of experience are in anxiety, stress and depression and their related emotions like panic, loneliness, isolation and self-loathing. I also work a lot with relationships, bereavement and trauma.

Part of my counselling career has covered various areas of 'dependency'. People's complex relationships with food, emotional-eating, binge-eating and bulimia, alcohol and drugs where recreational use becomes habit and ultimately compulsive behaviour.

With specific issues and behaviour patterns, I include quite a bit of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). The idea is that by identifying the triggers and finding balanced alternatives, clients become their own experts, creating a psychological toolbox that can continue to be of use long after our therapy has stopped.

I am an integrative therapist with a part-time, long-term counselling role in the NHS. Largely, my approach will draw from humanistic therapies, believing everyone has the strength to change and achieve their potential.

I am currently offering low-cost sessions to a few clients who would like to work for 15-20 sessions using a particular specialisation. I am currently studying for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) at the University of Derby.

CFT is a type of psychotherapy which is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from high levels of shame and self-criticism. It draws from a combination of therapies & modalities; the best elements of Cognitive Behavourial Therapy, Buddhist & mindfulness philosophies, Attachment theory and neuroscience. The Compassionate part means developing the courage to alleviate ones own suffering (and that of others). To learn to exist with sense of safeness, calm and well-being, and be the best version of yourself it is possible to be.

Please contact me for more information on CFT.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:
PG Cert In Compassion Focussed Therapy
- University of Derby (in progress)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling - Dartmoor Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma In Creative CBT - Dartmoor Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling - CPCAB level 3
Beginners & Intermediate Counselling Skills & Theory (LOCN)

Specialist Training & Qualifications:
Mindfulness Skills for Groups and Individuals
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Obesity, Overeating & Weight Management training with Lighterlife Ltd.
ABC Awareness in Bereavement Care
Pathway to Drugs Work (LOCN)
2014/2015/2016 CDP in Trauma; Working With Trauma (2 parts), Working With Relational Trauma, working with Suicide and suicidal ideation, Compassion Focussed Therapy for Trauma

Experience (current)
NHS Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Staff Counsellor in Occupational Health
ASSIST Trauma Care - Outreach trauma specialist
Counsellor in Private Practice
LighterLife, Telephone group therapist for issues with over-eating, obesity and weight management using CBT and Transactional Analysis interventions. Previously face-to-face group counsellor in their Exeter Centre.
The Jatis Project, Torquay - in-house counsellor in a supported housing project for homeless persons and ex-offenders in recovery from substance misuse.
Cruse Bereavement Care - covering South Devon.
The Blenheim Project, London W11 - Drop-in support for clients misusing drugs and alcohol.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compassionate Focussed Therapy


£40 per hour.
The first session is £20.
Some concessions are available.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP, hold a BACP Certificate in Proficiency and am on their Register.
I adhere to their ethical framework.

Member UKPTS - UK Psychological Trauma Society

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 5DA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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