Melanie Lovegrove Registered MBACP (Accred)
The Bradbury Centre
Wokingham Methodist Church
07540 850293 / 07540 850293
I am a warm and experienced counsellor who can help you understand and resolve any personal problems or difficulties you may be experiencing to improve your well-being. I offer a free 15 minute 'meet me' consultation.
By working together in a safe and professional setting, I can help you to gain clarity and understanding about yourself or issues that concern you so you are able to move forward in life, make new choices and achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
No matter what our age, life can be difficult for us all at times and so it makes sense to invest in counselling to improve how you feel and cope. Counselling can help increase your self esteem, confidence, motivation and resilience.
I am experienced in helping people with:
Child Related Issues
Bereavement & Loss
Trauma & PTSD
Low Self Esteem/Confidence Issues
Feeling low and struggling with life but being unsure why
I work with individual adults, young people (age 11+) and couples including people with disabilities and special needs. My premises are accessible for wheelchair users.
Everyone is different with individual needs and I will work with you on the best way forward for you. Whatever your needs, I will provide support for you during times of change and uncertainty whilst helping you gain strength and identify your inner resources.
My background is in Human Resources, management and administration. Due to some life changing experiences and a journey through counselling myself; I wanted to offer others the opportunity to experience the rewards I gained from a professional, therapeutic relationship.
I offer both long and short term therapy (including CBT) in Wokingham and the surrounding areas.
Please feel free to make an appointment or contact me with any questions, I will be happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained experience with a wide range of issues having worked in counselling agencies (including youth agencies), hospices and private practice supporting adults and young people through some of their most challenging times in life.
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Certificate of Proficiency
Supervisor - Certified by Ascentis
A (Hons) Counselling
FdA Degree Integrative Counselling
Transactional Analysis 101 Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
Approach & Orientation:
Integrative Relational Psychotherapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy (BSFT)
Currently undertaking a diploma in online counselling.
Couples Counselling/Couples Dynamics
Understanding and Recognising Sex Additction
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); I am bound by their code of professional ethics and I undertake regular continuing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session for adults
£45 per session for adolescents
£60 per session for couples
Free 15 minute 'meet me' consultation
Concessions for clients on low income are available at my discretion.
I offer telephone counselling and Skype counselling for those who may find it difficult to attend face to fact sessions due to reasons such as location, disability or anxiety.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evening Appointments Available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|