I am a fully qualified counsellor providing integrative therapy for individuals from my private practice in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Helping people and supporting them through their journeys is my passion having seen the benefits and positive results that counselling can provide to a person's life.
As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches to find the right fit for you so as to achieve the best results. Ultimately I believe that a singular approach may, at times, not fit or meet our individuality and the complexity of our lives which can benefit from using a number of techniques.
Above all I seek to work with your truths and to provide a confidential, supportive and non judgemental space where you can have the freedom to be yourself and to explore your feelings, thoughts and realities. I feel that in understanding ourselves better we can gain a greater mastery over our behaviours, thinking and patterns that may have left us stuck in our lives. In turn, I believe this can provide us with more options, choices and ultimately freedom for our future.
I provide both short and long term therapy and encourage regular reviews to ensure you are getting the most out of our sessions and time.
You can find more information from my website: www.melaniebrowntherapy.co.uk
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and bound by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained at WPF in London and Regents College, London. I have had the privilege of working in the public sector for mental health charities and for a private clinic in Wandsworth. I have also worked as an addiction counsellor for two private clinics in central London and currently run a private practice in Maidenhead.
My experience covers:
- Panic Attacks
- Sexual Abuse
- Social Anxiety
- Post Partum Depression
- Relationship and Family Problems
- Self Esteem
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My initial consultation lasts 1 hour and is charged at £50.
Regular sessions of 50 minutes are charged at £65. I currently just offer short term therapy.
I offer daytime appointments and some evenings. Please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help and i look forward to meeting you.
The current global situation has impacted us all and with social distancing and isolation we may need further support navigating through uncertainties and changes. I currently offer online counselling via telephone, Skype (or other platforms) to support clients’ mental health through these challenging times.
Whilst many prefer face to face therapy, the quality and process of online therapy remains the same. Surprisingly, some clients find it easier to discuss certain emotional issues online rather than in person.
I will send you an invite by email to confirm the appointment and what to do to ‘attend’ the online or phone therapy session. After an initial online consultation lasting 50 minutes clients can decide whether to proceed with once weekly online or phone therapy sessions.