James Melvin MBACP Counselling for adults and young people
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)
- Member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each 50 minute session is £45.
Introductory session is £25 (where we discuss the possibility of working together).
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Supervision & training
I offer supervision to counsellors and counsellors in training.View supervision profile