Melanie Anne Youngman BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accredited)

Melanie Anne Youngman BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accredited)

Lee On The Solent


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Lee On The Solent


About me

Which Counsellor do you choose? Do you select one with the most qualifications? The one with the most letters after their name? The kindest face in the profile picture? Do you choose the most expensive one or indeed the cheapest? I would encourage you to trust your intuition when choosing a Counsellor - what is this telling you?

My approach as a Counsellor combines honesty, warmth and respect to help you work towards a better understanding of yourself. I know through both personal and professional experience that there are times in life when we all need some help along the way - to acknowledge this takes courage. l have worked as a Counsellor for many years with a wide variety of issues and work with both individuals and couples.

I have received Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that my practice has been deemed to meet BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical, independent practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have worked as a Support Worker, Counsellor and Support Worker Supervisor for a youth charity in Hampshire for several years supporting vulnerable children and their parents/carers. I am also experienced in community working as a Homestart volunteer supporting families in crisis. I have also worked for an International company as a Personal Development Mentor, coaching young apprentices in addition to working as a Counsellor in private practice.

    I am an experienced practitioner working with many issues such as:
  • Relationship/family difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Emotional/physical/sexual abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Loss and grief
  • Low confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Work/employment issues
  • Infidelity and affairs
  • Illness
  • Disability

    Qualifications and Continuous Professional Development
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • BA (Hons) in Counselling (Integrative)
  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Relational Trauma and working with Disorganised Attachment
  • Trauma: Somatisation and Dissociation
  • Self-Harm and Self Care certificate
  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia Awareness Training
  • Emergency First Response First Aid at Work
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Awareness Certificate
  • Unconditional Positive Regard (Acceptance) Training
  • Caring for the Carer Development Training
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Awareness
  • Person-Centred Art Therapy
  • Working with Young People certificate
  • National Open College Network Accreditation Course for Voluntary Work in Youth Counselling
  • Home-Start Volunteer Course
  • Autism Awareness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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  • Please either call, text or email me with your enquiry. I always try to respond on the same day.

Individuals -

  • 1st session - £30.00 for 1 hour
  • subsequent sessions cost £45.00 per 1 hour session

Couples -

  • 1st session - £40 for 1 hour
  • subsequent sessions cost £55 for 1 hour or £65 for 1.5 hours

I can offer concessions for students and people on a low/reduced income.

Further information

Please note that my therapy room is located on the first floor and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible.

Maps & Directions

Lee On The Solent, PO13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime Appointments from 9.30am Last evening appointment is 7.30-8.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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