Harriet Mellor (Registered MBACP)
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.
My particular areas of experience are in anxiety, stress and depression and their related issues such as; panic, loneliness, shame and the self critic. I am also a qualified trauma therapist, trained to treat PTSD (according to UK/NICE Guidelines), complex trauma and complicated grief.
With specific issues and behaviour patterns, I often use 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. With stress, anxiety and rumination I include Mindfulness-Based CBT, and for PTSD & Type 1 trauma I am qualified in Trauma-Focussed CBT.
My specialist therapeutic interest 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 a sense of safeness, calm and well-being, and be the best version of yourself it is possible to be.
On the days I am not in private practice, I have 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
- PG Cert Traumatic Stress Studies - University of Reading/Charlie Waller Institute
- 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 Group Therapy training using CBT & Transactional Analysis
- ABC Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Pathway to Drugs Work (LOCN)
- CPD in Trauma; Working With Trauma (2 parts), Working With Relational Trauma, working with Suicide and Suicidal Ideation, Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame-Based Trauma, Helping Elder Adults Following Trauma & Loss, Working with Traumatised Children, Young People & Families
- Mental Health First Aid England Instructor training
- NHS: Staff Counsellor in Occupational Health for a Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
- Trauma Therapist - Outreach trauma specialist
- Counsellor in Private Practice
- Groupwork-Over-Eating, Group therapist for issues with over-eating, obesity and weight management using CBT and Transactional Analysis interventions.
- Substance Misuse: In-house counsellor for a supported housing project for homeless persons and ex-offenders in recovery from substance misuse.
- Cruse Bereavement Care - covering South Devon.
- West London Drug Project, Providing support for clients misusing drugs and alcohol.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per hour.
The first assessment session is £20.
For more information please contact me
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursday & Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|