Mel Burgess MSc, Dip Counselling, Accredited, UKATA Registered
My name is Mel Burgess. I am an experienced counsellor and I offer short, medium and long term therapy. I offer a range of counselling therapies to suit your needs and I specialise in Transactional Analysis, a model of counselling that promotes personal growth and change.
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons. Some people come with a specific issue such as bereavement, loss, relationship or work issues, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, confidence issues or gender concerns. Some 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 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 30 minute 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 have a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters degree in Inter-professional Health and Social Care. I have completed 4 years post graduate psychotherapy training.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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My fees are £40 for an individual 50 minute counselling session and, £50 for couples. Couples sessions are 75 minutes.
Cash, cheque or electronic transfers accepted.
I offer an initial 30 minute 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Days, evenings and Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|