Mel Burgess

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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP Registered psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor. I offer a range of therapies to suit client’s needs. I work with adults, individuals, and couples on a short, medium, and long-term basis, online and face to face from my private practice.

People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some want specific support following a bereavement, relationship issues, work issues, anxiety, depression, gender concerns, low self-esteem or a lack of confidence. Other people feel generally overwhelmed with the challenges that life brings.

Whatever your need I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space where you can talk about what's worrying you without the fear of being judged, so you feel heard and valued. I am passionate about psychotherapy and believe that it enables people to make meaning out of their problems so that they can take informed decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives.

I live and work in Paddock Wood Kent. My practice has free parking and is within walking distance of Paddock Wood train station.

I offer an initial free consultation where you can see how you experience working with me.

I have a small number of reduced cost sessions available for clients on a low income.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor and as such I have undergone extensive and rigorous training. I also have a Diploma in Counselling and a Master’s degree in Inter-professional Health and Social Care.

I have over 30 years experience of working in health and the voluntary sector including 20 years of hospice experience.

I have worked with people with a variety of acute and long-term mental health conditions.

I am a member of United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and as such abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £55 for an individual 50 minute therapy session and, £65 for couples. Couples sessions are 60 minutes. Supervision is £55 for individual or group sessions.

Cash, cheque or electronic transfers accepted.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Early morning, day time, and evening appointments available.

Further information

I offer an initial free consultation for us both to decide if we would like to work together. For more information please call me on 07842 422085 or e mail at to book an appointment.

Day, evening, weekend and early morning appointments available.

Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Mel Burgess
Mel Burgess