Melanie Hudson, M.A., MBACP (Accred) - Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Melanie Hudson, M.A., MBACP (Accred) - Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Kepier Heights
Wear View


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Kepier Heights
Wear View


About me

People turn to counselling for a variety of reasons. Events may have occurred that have left you feeling confused, overwhelmed, sad or afraid. We all need a bit of extra help at times and counselling can be a place for you to make sense of what you are experiencing, make positive changes in your life and to increase your sense of well-being.

I will assist you to do this by providing a space where you will feel heard and understood. Where you are met with compassion and acceptance as I help you to try and make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.

I am a humanistic integrative counsellor. This means that I place the building of a safe and trusting relationship with you central to my work, whilst integrating other approaches which I feel may be of benefit to you.

I am also trained in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. EMDR can help to reduce the intensity of past traumatic events so that they no longer impact you in the present. EMDR can also be used to help people overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias.

I am conveniently located just a short walk from the centre of Durham and I am also easily accessible by car or public transport.

Please visit my website for more information on how I might be able to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I am accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have 9 yrs experience of providing one-to-one support through a variety of different roles. Some of these roles include Victim Support and providing student support at Durham University.

As well as offering private therapy I also work at two GP practices as a Counsellor. I also work at Durham University where I coach staff and mentor students.

Please visit my website for more information about me.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room
  • Therapy room 2


Fees for counselling, psychotherapy or EMDR:

Sessions are charged are £45 for a 60 minute appointment.

Fees for Reiki:

Sessions are charged at £35 for a 50-60 minute appointment.

Fees for counselling & Reiki combined:

A combined session of 90 minutes is charged at the rate of £65.

Further information

I offer both short term and long term Counselling.

I am also trained in the complementary therapy of Reiki. I hold a Level 3 practitioner certificate and I can offer Reiki as a stand alone therapy or combine it with a counselling session. For more information on this please visit my website or get in contact with me.

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1 1LN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday: 8:30am until 12:30am Tuesday: 8:30am until 6pm Wednesday: 8:30am until 7:45pm Thursday: 8:30am until 11:00am Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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