Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)
5A Fore Street
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 a large amount 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.
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I spent over 20 years in media and as a journalist and still continue to write.
Training, qualifications & experience
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:
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Obesity, Overeating & Weight Management training with Lighterlife Ltd.
ABC Awareness in Bereavement Care
Pathway to Drugs Work (LOCN)
2014/2015 CDP in Trauma; Working With Trauma (2 parts), Working With Relational Trauma
Experience (current and past)
NHS Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Staff Counsellor in Occupational Health
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
£40 per hour.
The first session is £20.
Some concessions are available.
I am a member of the BACP, hold a BACP Certificate in Proficiency and am on their Register.
I adhere to their ethical framework.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|