Melanie Butterworth PGDip MBACP

Melanie Butterworth PGDip MBACP



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About me

My name is Mel and I am an integrative psychotherapist working in Preston. I offer both short- and longer-term therapy for individuals experiencing difficulty in their lives.

I know the decision to try counselling can be a difficult one, so here is a little information about what it is and how it works:

Counselling works by creating a safe, non-judgemental environment in which you can explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings by talking them through in confidentiality with a qualified practitioner. Doing this helps to increase awareness and understanding of what has happened or is happening in your life as well as its impact on you. It can therefore help you to make sense of your life, increase personal empowerment and feel better about yourself. Having someone to listen without judgement can also be hugely healing and improve self-esteem.

Integrative psychotherapy is a form of counselling which draws from a number of different theoretical and evidence-based perspectives, including person-centred, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential models as well as current research and neuroscience. As an integrative psychotherapist I use these different knowledge pools to guide my work. However this is always in a way which meets your individual needs and, most importantly, feels ok for you - at your time and pace.

I believe that we deserve to thrive in life, rather than just surviving it. Thriving means:

  • Experiencing more than just suffering day-to-day
  • Having a sense of freedom and choice
  • Developing better relationships with ourselves and others
  • Discovering personal meaning and purpose
  • Developing personal resilience and effectiveness

Therapy is a great step towards achieving these things.

If you'd like to begin thriving, contact me to book your free 20-minute phone consultation today.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy - University of Central Lancashire

PGCert Advanced Counselling Skills - University of Central Lancashire

BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Liverpool

I currently also practice in the NHS, helping clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, and relationship issues.

I also have experience working with individuals and groups recovering from addiction and dependency issues.

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Free 20 minute phone consultation available to all new clients.

Session fees are £40.

Daytime and Evening Appointments Available.

Location near to Preston City centre. Accessible by bus or car.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults