About me

I have been a therapist for 13 years and I love my job.

You may be looking here for help with your past, your present or both. You may be looking here because you've looked elsewhere and not had the care you need or deserve. You may be looking here because you feel you have nowhere else to turn.

I know it can be a difficult decision to seek therapy, particularly if you have had negative experiences of seeking help in the past, either from family members or from health care professionals. Looking here is the first step to the future you want, with the time, space and care you need to help you get there.

I am a person centred, psychodynamic psychotherapist, I work individually and collaboratively with my clients to find ways that work best for you to address the issues you are having, the feelings you are experiencing and the problems in your life these can be causing. By building a safe, nurturing and reflective therapeutic relationship we can work together to resolve the difficulties you are having.

As we work together, my hope is that I can help you deal more effectively with life's challenges. I can help you to develop a deeper understanding of how your past relationships and experiences continue to influence and affect you. This understanding can help in processing thoughts, memories, feelings, beliefs and behaviours, enabling you to make positive and lasting changes.

I would normally see you once a week and I find that as issues become resolved, you and I will know when counselling comes to a natural and agreed end.

Training, qualifications & experience

Melanie Camu BA(Hons), Dip. Couns., DipHE Couns.

I hold a Certificate, Diploma and a DipHE in Counselling from CWR and Roehampton University.

I have a special interest in trauma, complex trauma and dissociative disorders (DID/OSDD). I have experience of working successfully and safely with OA, RA and MC.

I have experience of working with NHS secondary care mental health services, both health and social care and I am aware that many people find these services unhelpful and even damaging. I can offer a different experience for you and unbiased, non-judgemental support to help you heal from your experiences.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked in the third sector with ex-offenders, people with addictions and people experiencing homelessness. Working as part of a team which was focused on helping them with rehabilitation and finding their place in society.

I have worked successfully with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic, emotional and physical abuse. People with a diagnosis of "personality disorder", people recovering from addiction, people who have experienced rejection, bereavement, relationship issues and breakdown. I have helped people recover from depression, low self esteem, anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic attacks.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session for individuals.

£75 per 60 minute session for couples

I have periodic slots available to offer on a sliding-scale arrangement to those on low income and those in receipt of benefits, please email if you would like to be added to my waiting list.

Further information

I am a member of the ACC and BACP and adhere to the BACP and ACC Code of Ethics for Good Practice

Park View Business Centre
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My consulting room is self contained, at ground floor level with free parking right next to it.

Melanie Camu

Melanie Camu