Melanie Drake MBACP
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 not give you advice or solve your problems for you. I will listen to your story, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life.
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 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 - Training at Place2Be
Group Therapy Facilitator - Adults
Addiction Therapy - 12 Step Recovery
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- abuse in relationships
- obsession and compulsion
- social anxiety
- alcohol abuse
- anxiety disorder
- attachment problems
- sex issues
- divorce adjustment
- drug and alcohol
- pornography addiction
- emotional regulation
- online addictions
London Practices - Chelsea and Kensington
50 Minute Individual Therapy Session - £80
30 Minute Introductory Session - £40
90 Minute Individual Session - £140
50 Minute Individual Therapy Session - £50
30 Minute Introductory Session - £30
90 Minute Individual Session - £90
Some of the difficulties that I can help you with are:
- Covid-19 worries
- loneliness and isolation
- loss of identity
- separation anxiety
- feeling sad
- low esteem
- loss of meaning and purpose
- relationship and marriage issues
- family issues
- separation and divorce
- affairs and betrayals
- adjusting to change
- life transitions
- people pleasing
- attachment and abandonment
- drug and alcohol misuse
- low self-confidence
- feelings of inferiority
- loss and grief
- midlife transition