- Hello and welcome to Helen-Melissa Counselling.
Covid-19 Update 15/08/2021
In-line with the Government Guidelines, I offer face-to-face therapy. Online video-chat or telephone therapy is also available.
If you would like to book a consultation or have any questions, please get in touch.
Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship, family or work difficulties?
Whatever your reason for counselling, call or email today to see how I can help.
I am a fully qualified, Registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I work with both individuals and couples and I offer the professional support you need when change feels too difficult to achieve alone.
As a counsellor, I provide a supportive and confidential therapy service. I will work collaboratively with you to address any current problems you are facing and together we may also work though any unresolved issues from the past. I will draw upon a range of different therapy models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) depending on your individual needs. In this way you can hope to gain the most from therapy and achieve real results which stay with you.
I offer professional help for all kinds of emotional distress such as:
- Panic Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Family Issues
- Anger Management
- Feeling Sad
- Low Self-esteem
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Divorce and Separation
- Bipolar Disorder
- Work Related Issues
"I cannot thank Melissa enough for her support in helping me through a very difficult period of my life. She is so calm and reassuring and helped me to feel safe, trusted and understood. I could not recommend Melissa highly enough." J. Gosport.
"Working with Melissa was a real turning point in my life. She helped me to reflect and make sense of what was happening. I stopped feeling so helpless and I found ways to move my life forward...." A.M. Fareham.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to running a successful Private Practice, I worked within the NHS counselling the staff of a large NHS Hospital and patients at a busy GP Surgery. Many of the people I help are referred to me via word of mouth and I also counsel a large number of Local Government Agency workers. I have a wealth of experience working with different age groups, covering a wide range of issues.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Practice.
My qualifications are:
BA (Hons) Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (Higher 1st Class Honours)
DipHE Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficency
Additional training and workshops I have attended:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £75.00
An initial 50 minute consultation is offered to all Individuals and Couples. This is the chance to explore what you would want from counselling and how together we will work towards that. Anything you wish to discuss will be handled with sensitivity and in complete confidence.
If you are unsure whether or not to continue with therapy, you are under no obligation to continue beyond the initial appointment.
Individuals - £55 per 50 minute session
Couples - £75 per 60 minute session
Online Video-chat/Telephone - £55-75 per session
I am happy to offer a free brief telephone consultation to discuss any questions you may have or if you would like further information, please get in touch via email:
or visit my website:
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
I hold full Liability and Indemnity Insurance and an enhanced DBS Certificate.
My Private Practice is based in the heart of Fareham Town Centre, with easy access by car, bus or train. Car parking is located nearby.