Heidi Mellonie Registered MBACP

Heidi Mellonie Registered 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). As a Humanistic Counsellor I hold the person-centred therapeutic approach and ethos central to my practice, every individual is unique and counselling is tailored to each individual.  In every session I aim to provide a warm, safe, confidential and non judgemental space in which individuals are able to work through and explore their concerns at their own pace.

My counselling experience includes both short and long term counselling contracts working with both young people and adults who bring to counselling a variety of concerns. Appointments are available face to face, throughout the week or online via skype. I work from practice rooms in Bedford Town Centre on Mondays and Rushden Town Centre on Wednesdays. Parking is available for both locations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Therapeutic Counselling, Registered Member MBACP.

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I am committed to working ethically, safely and confidentially.

My counselling experience includes both short and long term counselling contracts working with both young people and adults for the charities Rape Crisis and Mind. Within my counselling practice clients bring a variety of issues including:

  • Abuse
  • Relational issues
  • Anger
  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Rape
  • Pregnancy Terminations
  • Miscarriage
  • Self Harm

​This list is non exhaustive. Every client is unique and with all clients I aim always to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where people can explore how they feel at their own pace.

I am more than happy to speak to anyone thinking about therapy prior to making their first appointment. Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone to discuss your requirements, have a chat about the therapy I offer and find out whether I am the right Counsellor for you.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Each Counselling session last 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 if 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 Northampton at various days and evenings during the week, I additionally offer online counselling via skype.


£35.00 per session (£20.00 for the initial opening session)

I can offer a concession rate for Students and those on lower incomes, please enquire. I really do believe that income should never be a barrier to therapy so I will do my level best to offer concessions where possible.

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.

For more information about me and my practice please visit my website.

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 Monday AM/PM in Bedford Town Centre or Wednesday AM/PM in Central Rushden

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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