Melanie Pickles Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP
07500 456 040
Counselling is a good way to help you to know yourself better, and understand some of the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming; stressful or traumatic events happen, we lose someone or something we love, we can feel anxious, panicky and afraid, or may use substances, self-harming, over/under-eating to help us feel better.
Life's experiences can affect different people in different ways. The Counselling I offer recognises you as an individual, and in a non-judgemental and supportive way I will seek to help you address the problems in life that may be overwhelming you.
Our first session together is free and is an opportunity for you to explore how counselling could help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working and studying in the field of mental health since 1998. With a Degree in Psychology and currently a Masters in Counselling, I am proud to be a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Introductory session is free and lasts 30mins.
Further sessions; £40 per hour.
I offer a reduced fee for low income clients. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss this.
***Appointments now available on Friday mornings***
Agreement - Make Counselling work for you
Once you have decided to embark on counselling, we agree on a time and day to meet. We would usually meet at this same time every week for an hour.
We will also agree on how many sessions we will meet for. A lot of work can be done in six sessions, but it is possible to extend beyond that if you felt you needed more.
Aims - Get the most out of Counselling
In our introductory session, we will focus on what you hope to achieve from counselling. Sometimes you may not even be sure what your aim is. You just know that you want to feel happy, or to feel like your old self again, or a better version of your current self. Together we will try and make sense of your needs
Change - Feel Better
Counselling creates a space in your life to be really listened to. You will be heard without judgement, without 'shoulds' and with care and compassion. This can help you change the way you feel about yourself and your situation and help you cope better with what life brings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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