Heidi Mellonie MBACP

Heidi Mellonie  MBACP



0774 9449251

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0774 9449251

About me

When you feel stuck, lost, or in crisis, counselling can help you see the way ahead and make sense of your experiences.

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP Registration number 178448). My counselling training is Humanistic and Integrative. Within my practice I adopt a person centred approach to each counselling session and work with my clients with the material they choose to bring to counselling. Working from counselling rooms in central Bedford and Rushden town centre locations, I aim to offer a warm, friendly, safe, comfortable and non judgemental space where clients are free to explore their concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Therapeutic Counselling, Registered Member MBACP

Continuous Professional Development Courses include:
Webinar Relationship depth: emotional connection in online therapy (BACP Endorsed CPD)
Hypnotherapy Training (BACP Endorsed CPD)
Awareness in Sexual Violence Course (Rape Crisis)
Awareness of Adult Autism
Risk Taking Behaviour
Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
Safeguarding Children
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Training

My counselling experience includes both short and long term counselling contracts working with young people and adults. In addition to my private practice I have gained several years experience working with the charities Rape Crisis and Mind. I have significant experience of working with relational issues, rape, abuse, stress, anger, anxiety and depression.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£35.00 per session (£25.00 for the initial opening session)

I can offer a concession rate for Students and those on lower incomes, please enquire.

Further information

Counselling Sessions are available in central Bedford and Rushden on selected days and evenings during the week. To book or enquire about a session please call 07749449251 or email me via birchgrovetherapy@outlook.com If I am unable to take your call please do leave your name and telephone number and I will call you back.

Each Counselling session lasts for 50 minutes, Fees are be paid by cash or cheque at the start of each session. 

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, Daytime and Evenings. Generally clients attend sessions on a weekly basis, although I can offer sessions fortnightly in order to accommodate clients. Please note that the number of sessions you require will be dependent on your individual needs. 

When appointments have been arranged it is the client’s responsibility to keep them, please note that I will require 24 hours notice of cancellation or I regret that charges are applied. I will endeavour to notify you well in advance of any personal leave in respect of sessions booked.

In my practice I offer an initial assessment session (priced at a lower rate) for clients to assess whether counselling is for them and for clients to explore what their hopes and motivations are for their therapy. As a Person Centred/Humanistic therapist I recognise that the relationship between client and therapist is crucial if the therapeutic relationship is going to be effective. Therefore, there is absolutely no obligation for clients to continue following assessment if they feel that counselling is not for them.

I am able to see clients in Bedford and Rushden at various days and evenings during the week, I additionally offer online counselling via skype.

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK40
Rushden, NN10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Face to face appointments are offered in Bedford or Central Rushden Town Centre locations throughout the week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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