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About me

By coming to personal therapy, you may be seeking to find relief and gain insight into the obstacles which might be blocking your path to health and happiness. Whatever your circumstances, therapy can be the first step in an empowering journey of self-awareness and transformational change. By shedding light on blind spots and working with you to overcome inner resistance, I can help you move forward equipped with the strategies you need to thrive.

Therapy offers a safe, confidential place where you can talk about your relationships and emotions or difficult events in your life which you wish to make sense of. Or you might have unhelpful or negative thoughts and behaviours that you want to change. You don't have to be in crisis to have therapy.

I will help and support you in this process, in order to make positive changes in your life.

As a BACP  member I am committed to providing therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment.

You can find more information about me on my website.

The arc of therapy is a process, not an event.

How it works:

We will usually have a number of scheduled, regular sessions lasting for around 50 minutes. This time will be yours every week. We can then begin to engage in a supportive, collaborative process. I suggest an initial commitment of 6 or 12 sessions, after which we can review our work and decide how to proceed. However, you can stay in therapy for as long as you wish.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Child Play Therapist/Counsellor

Group Therapy Facilitator - Adults

Addiction Therapy - 12 Step Recovery

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • dysfunction
  • abandonment
  • abuse in relationships
  • obsession and compulsion
  • social anxiety
  • aging
  • alcohol abuse
  • anxiety disorder
  • attachment problems
  • sex issues
  • co-dependency
  • depression
  • divorce adjustment
  • drug and alcohol
  • pornography addiction
  • emotional regulation
  • online addictions

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

London Practices - Chelsea and Kensington

50 Minute Individual Therapy Session - £80
30 Minute Introductory Session - £40
90 Minute Individual Session - £140

I offer a free 20 minute call before booking.

Rye Practice

50 Minute Individual Therapy Session - £50
30 Minute Introductory Session - £30
90 Minute Individual Session - £90

Further information

Some of the difficulties that I can help you with are:

  • Covid-19 worries
  • loneliness and isolation
  • loss of identity
  • separation anxiety
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • alcoholism
  • addiction
  • feeling sad
  • low esteem
  • depression
  • loss of meaning and purpose
  • relationship and marriage issues
  • family issues
  • separation and divorce
  • affairs and betrayals
  • break-ups
  • infidelity
  • adjusting to change
  • life transitions
  • co-dependency
  • people pleasing
  • loneliness
  • attachment and abandonment
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • low self-confidence
  • feelings of inferiority
  • loss and grief
  • abortion
  • forgiveness
  • guilt
  • shame
  • spirituality
  • midlife transition
  • aging

Kensington
London
SW7

Chelsea
London
SW10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Chelsea: Currently working via Zoom.

Kensington: Currently working via Zoom.

Rye: Currently working via Zoom.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Melanie Drake MBACP

Melanie Drake MBACP