Melanie Denniss MBACP Registered
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning, daytime and some evening appointments available. Saturday morning appointments also may be available.
Types of client