Hi, I'm Melanie Dales, and I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at my profile via The Counselling Directory. I appreciate it isn't always easy to take the first step in seeking guidance for our issues, particularly if therapy has never been a consideration in the past.
I believe that the therapeutic process is about embarking on a journey, one during which we discover, accept, understand, and resolve our issues. Once we have reached the stage of understanding we have the key to unlock a bright and fearless future for ourselves. A future that we are able, perhaps for the first time, to embrace. Who knows how long our journey will be ? Each journey is as unique as the individual taking it, but once we have been brave enough to embark on it, it is rare that we will want to turn back.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, achieving excellent results with both adults and children. I am passionate about my work and I am wholly committed to my professional development in order to ensure that I deliver the best and most effective therapy possible to my clients. I have a relaxed approach that encourages children and teenagers to overcome many of the issues that are present within our modern society. I wholeheartedly believe in the value of early intervention.
I utilise a more personal approach than many counsellors/psychotherapists, because I believe that therapy is about so much more than just attending sessions.
I work with clients throughout Yorkshire and Humberside, and am able to see clients in either their own homes or in a private and comfortable environment in Selby.
It is important to remember that we all have thoughts, feelings and emotions that we are not comfortable with, or don't understand, and that whatever your issue is, or how small or big it may seem to you, you are NOT alone. Counselling/Psychotherapy can help make sense of it all, and more importantly, leave you free to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional, accredited member of both The National Hypnotherapy Society, and The National Counselling, working at all times within the ethical guidelines determined by them.
My qualifications are as follows:
- Professional Diploma in Psychtherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof.Dip Psy C.)
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)
- Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Dip CST)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
I have experience of successfully counselling children within 2 primary school settings, and also have experience within my private practice of providing counselling to those in senior schools. I also have valuable experience in working with adults who have Learning Disabilities within a care setting, providing them with the means to feel empowered and cope with their anxieties.
I have achieved success in working with many issues, including:
- Self Esteem
- Emotional Conflict
- Eating Disorders
- Sexual Issues.
I hold a current, enhanced DBS Certificate.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50.00 per session, which may exceed the standard one hour, and includes any brief support provided between sessions. This also includes any travel expenses when visiting clients within a 10 mile radius in their own home.
I provide an Initial 30 minute consultation free of charge.
Concessions are offered for those who are on a low income.
Concessions will automatically be given to key workers throughout our current Covid-19 crisis.
Session Appointments are available Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 9am and 7pm.