About me

Supporting people as they navigate the tricky waters of transition

From new countries to new communities; new careers with new commutes; new babies, or new bodies through surgery or the menopause. New seasons come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own new challenges and opportunities.

New life seasons are full of uncertainty. A limbo-land. It can be really unsettling to have to rethink how you are in the world. What your values and priorities are now in this new context. Often there is a real longing for a sense of belonging; yet there is also a push against the pressure to perform and perfect to fit in. And in all this are some big questions.

But as an intimate team, we can swim to safety. Together we can explore what these questions mean to you in this season of your life. Think and feel our way through your story and all its unique complexities and help you integrate yourself in a place of greater authenticity. A place where you can be more fully known and accepted just as you are. A place where your sense of internal resilience is stronger, more confident that you will find the resources within you withstand the storms of life.

I trained as an Integrative Therapist. This means I have a range of different tools that I use strategically for you as an individual; mind, body, feelings and spirit. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

I am quite creative and enjoy developing metaphors that become a short hand between us of understanding. Our joint discovery of what makes you tick, mean that we grow to notice your patterns, the feelings you find hard to allow yourself to feel, the things you’re willing to fight for, and the things that light up your soul. This way of working helps you to examine your life and make new strategic choices.

Email: demelza.therapy@gmail.com to start our adventure together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre; one of the leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling training institutions in Europe.  I have a Masters Degree in Social Development and a BA in International Development from the University of East Anglia.

At Crossroads Counselling service in Tower Hamlets in London,  I had the opportunity to provide support to people with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, retirement, unemployment, health concerns and depression. I supported women in Holloway Prison with child loss issues and have provided short term (12 weeks) therapy as part of Wandsworth Bereavement Service. I deeply value the creativity of play therapy and therefore have volunteered at CARIS Islington a service providing support for bereaved children.

I have over 10 years experience working in the charity sector with Humanitarian Aid Workers; debriefing them after critical incidents and providing support as they transition back to life in the UK.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Processing the losses of lifestyle and relationships as a result of lock-down.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Seeking help can be daunting so it's good to take our time to see if we are a good fit. Therefore the first session is booked for an hour an hour and 15 mins. 

This makes space for your to share your story and ask any questions you may have.

I charge £60 for 50 minute sessions.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently I work on-line and have availability on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytimes. At the moment there is one concession spot available.

Email me to start our adventure together.

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF23

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social