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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 email@example.com to book an appointment.
Day, evening, weekend and early morning appointments available.