Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)

Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)

5A Fore Street

07958 329732

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5A Fore Street

07958 329732

About me

I work according to the individual, offering both short-term solution focused counselling (typically 6-8 sessions) or longer therapy for more deep-rooted and historical issues.
Under that large umbrella, my particular areas of experience are in anxiety, stress and depression and their related emotions like panic, loneliness, isolation and self-loathing. I also work a lot with trauma and particularly traumatic and complicated grief.

With specific issues and behaviour patterns, I include quite a bit of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). The idea is that by identifying the triggers and finding balanced alternatives, clients become their own experts, creating a psychological toolbox that can continue to be of use long after our therapy has stopped.

My specialist therapeutic area is in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a type of psychotherapy which is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from high levels of shame and self-criticism. It draws from a combination of therapies and modalities; the best elements of Cognitive Behavourial Therapy; Buddhist and mindfulness philosophies; Attachment theory; and neuroscience. The Compassionate part means developing the courage to alleviate ones own suffering (and that of others). To learn to exist with sense of safeness, calm and well-being, and be the best version of yourself it is possible to be.

I am an integrative therapist with a part-time, long-term counselling post in the NHS and an affiliate role for a national trauma company.

For more information please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • PG Cert Traumatic Stress Studies - University of Reading (Charlie Waller Institute) in progress
  • PG Cert In Compassion Focused Therapy - University of Derby
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling - Dartmoor Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma In Creative CBT - Dartmoor Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy
    Certificate in Counselling - CPCAB level 3
    Beginners & Intermediate Counselling Skills & Theory (LOCN)

Specialist Training & Qualifications:

  • Mindfulness Skills for Groups and Individuals
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Obesity, Overeating & Weight Management training with Lighterlife Ltd
  • ABC Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Pathway to Drugs Work (LOCN)
  • 2014/2015/2016 CPD in Trauma; Working With Trauma (2 parts), Working With Relational Trauma, working with Suicide and suicidal ideation, Compassion Focused Therapy for Trauma

Experience (current)

  • NHS Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Staff Counsellor in Occupational Health
  • ASSIST Trauma Care - Outreach trauma specialist
  • Counsellor in Private Practice


  • LighterLife, Telephone group therapist for issues with over-eating, obesity and weight management using CBT and Transactional Analysis interventions. Previously face-to-face group counsellor in their Exeter Centre.
  • The Jatis Project, Torquay - in-house counsellor in a supported housing project for homeless persons and ex-offenders in recovery from substance misuse.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - covering South Devon.
  • The Blenheim Project, London W11 - Drop-in support for clients misusing drugs and alcohol.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compassionate Focused Therapy


£40 per hour.
The first session is £20.
Some concessions are available.

For more information please contact me

Further information

I am a member of the BACP, hold a BACP Certificate in Proficiency and am on their Register. I adhere to their ethical framework.

Member of UKPTS - UK Psychological Trauma Society

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 5DA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Thursday & Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme