Melanie Denniss MBACP Registered

Melanie Denniss MBACP Registered

Bishops Wood
ST19 9AP

07931 199092

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Bishops Wood
ST19 9AP

07931 199092

About me

During difficult times in our lives, it can feel as though no-one can truly hear us. Most of us suffer anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or grief at some time. My counselling service offers you a safe and supportive place to explore your issues and express your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental, therapeutic environment. Using humanistic, integrative therapies, we will work together to find the right approach for you to feel empowered and to gain a better understanding of your thoughts, behaviours, values and beliefs, enabling you to become 'the best that you can be.'

All of our sessions will be conducted in a confidential and client led way, inviting you to share as little, or as much as is right for you.

I work with adults and young people on a one-to-one basis, in a quiet rural environment, plus I have other venues available which may suit you better. I offer a reduced rate, first 30 minute session, so that you, and I, can be confident in working together.

Appointments are flexible, early morning daytime and some evenings and are available on a weekly or fortnightly basis. I offer a reduced rate for counselling students.

To ensure that my counselling service is available to those who need it, a limited number of concessionary sessions may be awarded , depending on circumstances. Please ask for further details. Home visits are sometimes available.

My counselling room is easily accessed via the M54, A5 and A41, offering access to clients from a wide area including Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands. My counselling room is in a secluded, quiet location, offering tranquility and privacy to my clients.

I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 2 certificate. Listening skills.

NCFE Level 3 Certificate. Counselling Skills and Theory.

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.

Transactional Analysis, 3 day course covering

  • Transactional Analysis as a Model of Communication
  • The OK Corral and the Drama Triangle.
  • Script Theory.

Cruse Bereavement Care, 'Awareness in Bereavement' (ABC) course.

Experienced in working in a woman's centre, covering a wide range of issues.

Experience of working with bereaved people.

Experience of working with young people and children in a school setting and in an organisational setting.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Walking/Talking therapy may be available. Please ask.


Initial assessment session £15 for 30 minutes.

Thereafter £40 per hour.

Home visits £45 per hour.

Reduced rate of £25 for counselling students.

Limited number of concessional sessions negotiable, depending on circumstances. Please ask for further information about qualifying for concessions.

Further information

I am fully qualified and insured and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.(BACP). As such, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

I have Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Clearance. Copies of these documents are available for viewing on request.

Easily accessed via M54, A5 and A41, my counselling room is in a secluded, quiet location, offering tranquility and privacy to my clients.
Other venues are also available.

Maps & Directions

Stafford, ST19 9AP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Early morning, daytime and some evening appointments available. Saturday morning appointments also may be available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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