Mel Burgess UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, Dip Counselling, UKATA member
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and 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 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 National Counselling Society (NCS) and as such abide by their code of ethics.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling 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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £45 for an individual 50 minute counselling session and, £55 for couples. Couples sessions are 60 minutes.
Cash, cheque or electronic transfers accepted.
Early morning, days, evenings and Saturday appointments available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
Day, evening, weekend and early morning appointments available.