About me

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) the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) and as such abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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 Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early morning, days, evenings and Saturday 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 mburgesscounselling@gmail.com to book an appointment.

Day, evening, weekend and early morning appointments available.

Paddock Wood
Tonbridge
Kent
TN12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Mel Burgess

Mel Burgess