Melanie Anne Youngman BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accredited)

Melanie Anne Youngman BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP (Accredited)

Lee On The Solent


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About me

Which Counsellor do you choose? Do you select one with the most qualifications? The one with the most letters after their name? The kindest face in the profile picture? Do you choose the most expensive one or indeed the cheapest? I would encourage you to trust your intuition when choosing a Counsellor - what is this telling you?

My approach as a Counsellor combines honesty, warmth and respect to help you work towards a better understanding of yourself. I know through both personal and professional experience that there are times in life when we all need some help along the way - to acknowledge this takes courage. l have worked as a Counsellor for over 10 years with a wide variety of issues and work with both individuals and couples.

I have received Accreditation status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that my practice has been deemed to meet BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical, independent practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a Support Worker, Counsellor and Support Worker Supervisor for a youth charity in Hampshire for several years supporting vulnerable children and their parents/carers. I am also experienced in community working as a Homestart volunteer supporting families in crisis. I have also worked for an International company as a Personal Development Mentor, coaching young apprentices in addition to working as a Counsellor in private practice.

I am an experienced practitioner working with many issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Addictions
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Infidelity/Affairs
  • Life Changes/Transitions
  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem
  • Eating Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement/Loss
  • Professional/Career Issues
  • College/Graduate School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Gender Issues
  • LGBTQ Related Issues
  • Overwhelming/Unfamiliar feelings

Qualifications and Continuous Professional Development

  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accredited)
  • BA (Hons) in Counselling (Integrative)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person-Centred Couples Counselling
  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
  • International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT) Certificate to practice Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • National Open College Network Accreditation Course for Voluntary Work in Youth Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory Certificate
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Introductory certificate in Trauma and Recovery
  • Transgender awareness Training
  • Depression Awareness workshop
  • Autism Awareness Training
  • Trauma: Somatisation and Dissociation
  • Relational Trauma and working with Disorganised Attachment
  • Working with Addiction: underlying causes
  • Working with bereaved clients
  • Self Care and the way between Self-Harm training
  • Dyslexia/Dyspraxia Awareness Training
  • Emergency First Response First Aid at Work
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Awareness Certificate
  • Unconditional Positive Regard (Acceptance) Workshop
  • Caring for the Carer Development Training
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Awareness workshop
  • Person-Centred Art Therapy
  • Working with young people Training certificate
  • Home-Start Volunteer Course

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am qualified to practice Rewind Trauma Therapy by the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy dealing with PTSD and traumatic experiences.


  • Please either call, text or email me with your enquiry. I always try to respond on the same day. Payments can be made by card or cash.

Individuals -

  • 1st session - £40.00 for 1 hour
  • subsequent sessions cost £50.00 per 1 hour session

Couples -

  • 1st session - £50 for 1 hour
  • subsequent sessions cost £60 for 1 hour or £70 for 1.5 hours

I offer FREE Rewind Trauma Therapy to Armed Forces Veterans - please view my website for further details and contact me to discuss further.

I can offer concessions for students, armed forces and people on a low/reduced income.

Further information

Please note that my therapy room is located on the first floor and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible.

Maps & Directions

Lee On The Solent, PO13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: No
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I am currently only working via webcam/phone until further notice.

Daytime Appointments from 9.30am Last evening appointment is 7.30-8.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme