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

About me

Confused, irritated, angry, lost, stuck, scared, trapped, feeling ill at ease...maybe a sense of impending doom. You may be be unsettled, unhappy, feeling worthless and that you have "no voice".

Perhaps you are anxious and suffer from panic attacks. There may be bereavement, loss and grief in your life. Maybe you are feeling low and unmotivated, you have lost your drive and don't enjoy life anymore and are depressed; you can't see any point and don't want to be here anymore.

You may feel numb, even locked in emotionally and feel disconnected.

Stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour? You may have family issues and/or are miserable in a relationship? Perhaps you are lonely even isolated and struggle with social anxiety.

You may have a history of trauma....

You could be looking here for help with your past, your present or both. You may be looking here because you've looked elsewhere and have 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 psychodynamic counsellor and 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 see you once a week and I find that as issues become resolved, you and I will know when therapy 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 experience of working with NHS secondary care mental health services, both health and social care and I am aware that some people can find these services unhelpful, even harmful. I can offer a different experience for you and unbiased, non-judgemental support to help you heal from your experiences.

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.

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

BACP

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

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.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My first session is 9:30am, my last 5pm

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

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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.