Melanie Ayers CBT, BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
I offer a safe space in which you can freely, fully and securely express and explore yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed, chaotic or "all at sea" perhaps you could benefit from tools and techniques offered by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to build concrete strategies and find effective solutions. CBT for depression and anxiety is a solution focussed action plan to get you feeling better, fast. Some clients chose to stay for longer periods to do deeper, more sensitive work; such as healing low self-esteem or understanding recurring relationship patterns.
I passionately celebrate diversity and can quickly build nurturing, respectful and trusting relationships and I warmly invite you to join me to talk. I am always humbled and honoured to witness my clients becoming more self-aware, more self-accepting and truer to themselves.
My ground-floor therapy room is suitable for clients with imparied mobility.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) First
OCN Certificate Counselling Supervision (October 2015)
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate Person Centred Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
£56 per hour - Individual
£75 per hour - Couples
I believe that my success in helping people stems predominantly from my ability to feel (and convey) understanding and acceptance of the people who consult me. Because of my nature I am able to quickly build nurturing, respectful and trustful one to one relationships with people.
My counselling work is supported with a committed mindfulness practice, which in turn is supported with a comprehensive grounding in the Alexander Technique.
I passionately celebrate human diversity; diversity of personality, perspective, culture, gender, sexuality, spirituality. I have a deep and genuine liking for all people. Everyone is doing the very best with what they have and everyone wants to be liked, accepted, appreciated and understood. We are all a mixture of natural personality traits combined with learned habitual thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer flexible supervision according to your individual needs.