Melanie Barnard

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Brighton, East Sussex, BN41
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About me

I am a BACP registered integrative therapist and supervisor, having completed my therapy training in 2001.

I have many years of experience working in women's services, trauma services and private practice which has included being clinical lead at 2 local counselling charities. 

As an integrative therapist, I draw on the methods and perspectives of a number of different schools of counselling and psychotherapy and understand that life can at times be overwhelming. 

When our lives seem disorganised it can appear challenging to see a clear path toward positive change. My aim is to create a safe, compassionate and supportive environment for clients to talk about feelings that may be troubling them with a view to fostering autonomy and change. Through awareness, an integrative approach helps to create a healthy alliance between mind and body - empowering clients to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable them to move beyond their limitations and discover greater life satisfaction.  

I work with a broad range of issues including low self-esteem, stress, and relationship problems, families struggling with separation or divorce, unresolved childhood issues and trauma in both short and long term arrangements. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy 2001
  • TA 101 2001
  • Advanced Group Work 2015
  • Executive coaching diploma 2017
  • PSTD & Complex PTSD, Trauma cert 2019
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy cert 2019
  • Integrative Clinical Supervision Diploma 2023

I’m an experienced clinical professional with 28 years’ experience of working in the public and voluntary sector. 

I’m passionate about people, have a dedication to my own learning and working with others to achieve their potential. 

Member organisations

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I am a qualified clinical supervisor 

Brighton, East Sussex, BN41

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

Qualified Clinical Supervisor

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Melanie Barnard
Melanie Barnard