Melanie Wilkinson

Melanie Wilkinson

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16

0755 397 6342

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Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS16

0755 397 6342

About me

I am a Humanistic, Person-centred Counsellor available to cover South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol. I work from a peaceful room located in Downend, Bristol, and I also have rooms in Portishead, Emersons Green, and Thornbury. I provide a Personal Therapeutic Counselling Service in my work with children, young people and adults.

As a committed Therapist I work hard to understand your perspective and the predicament you are experiencing. The private, confidential and safe environment I provide enables you to express feelings, thoughts and attitudes freely, without the fear of being judged.

I believe it is vitally important to establish an understanding and trusting relationship so that you can express your feelings and life to make sense of the present situation. This can enable you to look forward to a better understanding so that you can cope with life.

Training, qualifications & experience

During my training I have worked in organisational settings before establishing my private counselling practice, which is based in Downend, Bristol.

I also work within secondary schools in North Somerset, counselling students at their schools.

I hold a Higher National Diploma in Counselling Practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. As well as private referrals, I receive referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and from local youth organisations.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor. This means I believe that every individual is unique and by taking this approach I can therefore tailor my practice to my client’s needs.

My initial training in counselling was Humanistic. This means I work in a Person Centred manner and bring in elements of Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Transactional Analysis (TA).

I begin the counselling by establishing a working relationship so that we can clarify and define problem areas where we can agree to work together.

My work is client led and this enables the client to choose whether to work short term on an immediate issue or longer term on underlying themes.

Integrative counselling is a very empowering process and my aim is to enable your own inner strength so that you can move forward on your own. The therapy is one-to-one and an equal, rather than pupil/teacher relationship.

I regularly attend workshops and training days to keep my experience up to date and because I am interested in any new approaches, and in the field of counselling, in general.

I think it is important for my own personal development to be continuously learning and to be open to new ideas.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

My fees are £40 per 60 min session.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an Accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society), and hold an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision, enabling me to offer valuable, supportive Supervision to other Counsellors, Students and Professionals.

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