James Melvin MBACP Counselling for adults and young people

James Melvin MBACP Counselling for adults and young people


07976 243791

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About me

I offer integrative counselling in Bristol (Bishopston/Gloucester Road area) to adults, children and young people.


I have wide experience of working with adults with a range of presenting issues: anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, addiction, bereavement, relationship, family and parenting problems. You might be coming to counselling with a clear idea of what you want to address or perhaps you are unsure of what the real problems are. I aim to help you to be honest and open with yourself and find ways forward to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Children and Young People

I have extensive experience of working with young people who have emotional difficulties or problems at home or at school. This includes anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, self-esteem, bereavement, bullying, family and peer problems.

I have been working as a counsellor in a Bristol secondary school since 2012 and more recently in private practice. I have also done rigorous and comprehensive training specifically for working with children and young people, so I have an excellent understanding of how they might think and feel and what they might need from a therapist. I also have experience of working with young people in groups and experience of working with the parents of young people: a joined-up approach that gives the young person the best chance of feeling supported and being able to thrive.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Accredited by BACP)
  • Advanced Diploma in Supervision (Accredited by NCS)
  • Masters Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct

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Each 50 minute session is £45 for individuals or £50 for families.
Introductory session is £25 (where we discuss the possibility of working together).

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No



Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to counsellors and counsellors in training.

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