Mel Johns

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Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, CF72
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About me

Hi, I'm Mel,

I’m a counsellor, offering UK wide online and over-the-phone sessions, as well as in-person sessions in Bridgend, South Wales.

Counselling is somewhere you can say what’s on your mind and sort through your feelings, without being judged or told what to do.

Whether this is your first time in counselling or you've had therapy before, we'll work together to create a plan that's based on your needs. I can offer counselling in one off sessions, pre-agreed blocks (4,8,12,16) or open ended work, depending on what you need.

Some people want to focus on something specific in their sessions, whereas others are like to work in a more explorative way to see where our work will take us.

As a Humanistic Existential counsellor, my aim is to build a relationship with you based on safety and trust, where you can explore whatever is on your mind.

Everyone is unique and sees the world differently, so I won't make assumptions about what you think and how you feel about the topics you bring to counselling. Instead, my focus will be to see things from your point of view by reflecting your words back to you and asking questions to understand more about what you're sharing with me.

Everyone needs purpose and meaning in life and sometimes we lose our ours, particularly when going through change or loss. When this happens, it can feel like we've lost who we are and what we want. My approach is about helping you make sense of what's going on, so you can see things more clearly and take responsibility to make the choices that are right for you.

I offer flexible sessions up to an hour, over the phone, online or in person.

If this sounds like something you'd like to do, I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation over the phone, where we'll spend some time getting to know each other. You can ask me about how counselling works and my therapeutic approach and I can hear a little about yourself, what you'd like from counselling and any goals you may have. There's no pressure to commit to having a session after this phone consultation, I'll check in with you at the end to see what you'd like to do and if you'd like to arrange a first session we can discuss availability and whether you'd prefer phone, online or in person sessions and go from there.

Hopefully, that gives you an idea of how I work, but feel free to get in touch to ask any questions!

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB awarded Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB awarded Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB awarded Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I'm also a tutor at Cardiff and Vale College, teaching the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. 

I've worked with clients who've experienced a range of difficulties, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, loss/bereavement, impacts of domestic abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Initial 30 minute phone or online consultation (over the phone or online) - free
  • One hour session online or over the phone - £50
  • One hour in person sessions - £50

When I work

I offer in person sessions in Bridgend during weekday evenings

I'm flexible with days and times for online/phone sessions

We can chat through this in our initial consultation.

Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, CF72

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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