Heidi Mellonie MBACP Dip Counselling
Thank you for visiting my page. As a person centred counsellor I hope to provide you with a safe and non judgemental therapeutic space in order to enable you, the client, to explore the experiences that have brought you to counselling so that you can make sense of everything you have faced and in that process can reconnect with who you are now.
I fully understand that taking the first steps into counselling can be very daunting for many people. I am happy to talk with all prospective clients prior to arranging a session, please do feel free to telephone or email me to arrange a no obligation telephone chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience as a therapist has been varied and encompasses several years counselling adults and young people on either a long or short term basis for the charities Rape Crisis and Mind, I work with several Employment Assistance Programmes and also provide ''in house' counselling' to individual corporation clients alongside my own counselling practice. In addition to my counselling work I have previous experience of providing help and support to families via the charity Homestart and of providing a mentor and support service for children and their parents who have experienced domestic violence and entered refuge.
As a therapist I have helped people explore and come to terms with their experiences of sexual violence, domestic abuse, relationship problems, anxiety and depression. This list is by no means exhaustive, I respect and recognise the individuality of each client I work with and the individual concerns that person may choose to bring to therapy. In every instance I aim to provide a safe and non judgemental space where you can explore and make sense of what has brought you to counselling.
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (Ongoing research studies in Older Adult Counselling engagement)
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Accredited Voluntary Register
Continuous Professional Development Courses include:
Eco-Coaching & Therapy
Grief and Bereavement
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation & Somatisation
Integrating Art in Counselling (CPCAB Endorsed CPD)
Teenage Relationship Abuse
Webinar Relationship depth: emotional connection in online therapy (BACP Endorsed CPD)
Hypnotherapy Training (BACP Endorsed CPD)
Awareness in Sexual Violence Course (Rape Crisis)
Awareness of Adult Autism
Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions take place in the counselling room or if you'd prefer (and weather permits) outside the counselling room. Having completed a course in eco-coaching and therapy I can offer clients walk talk therapeutic sessions where using nature as 'co- therapist' clients are able to engage with themselves and their concerns whilst being out inamongst nature. If this interests you please ask for more details. Please note that all initial sessions begin in the counselling room before taking the therapeutic work outside on session two. Please note Walk Talk Therapy may not be suitable for all clients please telephone or email to request more details.
£40.00 per session.
Concessions available for students on Counselling Courses please do enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face appointments are offered in central Bedford on Monday (am & pm) and Friday (am).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|