Melissa Steyn - FdSc/Dip (Integrative Counselling), MBACP
I create a safe and confidential space to ensure that you will feel comfortable to discuss your personal problems. Whilst working with a client in a collaborative manner to help them to resolve the cause of their distress and to ensure that they are receiving the best service that is individually designed to help them achieve results.
I work from Humanistic stance and integrate following approaches: Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness, Focusing, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training.
Furthermore, I work holistically exploring the mind-body connection, the emotional wellbeing and spiritual preference of an individual thus engaging and developing the multi-dimensional aspects of the individual. Working holistically means that I will work collaboratively with a person to help gain a deeper understanding of the interdependence parts and how these interdependence parts influence the whole. I integrate the following approaches and techniques: mindfulness mediation, relaxation techniques, Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), healthy eating, balance diet and exercise routines, stress, distress and anger management and mindful assertive communication.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
FdSc Counselling Bath Spa University
I have gained experience whilst working in the addictions field, as both a support worker and a counsellor therefore, gaining a sound knowledge base on what treatment methods work best with addiction and a good understand of what a client needs to ensure that they have a solid and continuous recovery. I understand the importance of helping a client to set-up support networks once completing treatment to help a client to maintain strong sobriety. I am experienced in working with substance misuse, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, gaming addiction, love addiction, shopping addiction, complicate disorganised eating and internet addiction.
I am experienced in facilitating psycho-educational groups on addiction, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship dynamics, assertiveness, life-skills, nutrition training and healthy eating.
Furthermore, I have experience working as a counsellor at a Carers centre, counselling clients who face the challenging role of caring for others. I have worked for a Community Mental Health Resource Centre, counselling clients with issues such as addictions, abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss. I have counselled clients who face the long-term chronic illness Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Helping them come to terms with the progress of their chronic illness whilst managing their anxiety and maintaining a level of independence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|