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 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

Professional Qualifications:
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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£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.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 5DA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme
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