Melanie Bloxham BA (Hons), PG Dip (Psych) Psychotherapist and counsellor
4 Worcester Place
Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties at home or work? You do not need to know in advance, what is wrong, you might not know or be able to explain easily, this is very usual, but it can be helpful to talk things through with someone who is able to listen.
Warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental
I am an experienced, well-qualified psychotherapist and can offer you a safe, confidential place, away from the pressures of everyday life, where you can talk once a week in a way that may well bring you relief.
I will not give advice, nor tell you what to do, or make judgements of any kind.
I understand you may feel vulnerable or nervous about talking to someone like me for the first time, but hope there may be some comfort and encouragement in knowing that others have found it a helpful, often an important part of making changes in their lives or finding the strength to survive very difficult times.
Short or long-term work
I am able to offer either long-term 'open-ended' work which means that you would bring the therapy to an end at a time of your choosing, or 12 weeks of short-term psychotherapy focused around a single issue that you bring.
Convenient for central Bath
My consulting room in central Bath, 2 minutes from Milsom Street and the Assembly Rooms is a lovely space and convenient if you work or come into Bath for other reasons.
I have availability at lunch-times and at various points during the day.
Early morning appointments - pre-work
For some, you might prefer an early appointment. I am happy to see you at the time of 7am in my home in Larkhall.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of adults from young people over the age of 18 to retired people.
Many come to therapy feeling over-whelmed, but also with a wish for change, personal growth and freedom from patterns in life which seem to be repeating themselves.
Insights gained about ourselves and the experience of feeling heard and understood, allowing and thinking about true feelings which may be too difficult to face alone may all bring some relief.
What type of therapy do you practise?
I trained firstly as a counsellor and then as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
This means that I underwent a lengthy training - 5 years - and am able to pick up and work quite deeply with the unconscious processes which may be affecting the way you feel and your relationships. I'd also think about how we relate to each other as a way of throwing light on this.
This has often proved helpful for those who have tried short-term therapies such as CBT and haven't found it helpful or long-lasting.
What to do now - email for a free initial consultation
Whatever you may be struggling with, it may be helpful to talk it through with someone who is professionally trained in a confidential setting rather than shouldering that burden alone.
There are further details on my website about my training, about psychotherapy and how it can help and how to find my consulting room.
Or, call or email now, to set up an initial appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in London, at Westminster Pastoral Foundation, one of the UK's most rigorous and respected psychotherapy trainings. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am also a member of BACP and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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Fifty minute sessions are charged at £52.
Initial consultations may last 60 to 90 minutes and are currently free to users of the Counselling Directory.
I do have a few sessions at certain times of the week at a reduced fee for students and those who are on low incomes. There may be a waiting list for these sessions.
If you would like to arrange an initial consultation to come and talk, please contact me via email, which is confidential, and I will get back to you on the same day (Monday to Friday).
Where to Park - Central Bath
There is metred parking outside my consulting room or The Podium and Broad Street car parks are 3 minutes walk away and the Lansdown Park & Ride no 31 bus drops off outside.
Where to Park - Larkhall
There is a private parking space which you may use for your session, adjacent to my house.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 7am to 4pm Tuesday 7am to 7pm Wednesday 12pm to 4pm Thursday 7am to 5pm Friday 7am to 1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|