Melanie Elliott

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Hebden Bridge HX7 & Ilkley LS29
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About me

We all experience times when life can feel overwhelming or too difficult to navigate alone...

Many of us are looking for ways to manage stress and anxiety, build resilience and live more authentic, connected and meaningful lives.

Therapy can provide support, insight and guidance through challenging times, and can help us to make lasting changes to our selves and our lives.

By exploring thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive space, I can help you acknowledge your emotions, gain clarity and uncover resources to improve your wellbeing.

I am an Integrative, BACP registered, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, specialising in stress, anxiety and low self-esteem.

I work in an open, empathic and non-judgmental way to build a trusting relationship, from which a process of growth can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I hold a degree in Psychology (BScHons), a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Leeds.

I practice from an Integrative perspective which combines a grounding in the person-centred approach with theory from CBT, psychodynamic therapy, neuroscience and existential therapy. My practice is trauma informed with a deep awareness of somatic and mindfulness based approaches. I blend different theories and models to tailor therapy to the individual client.

I have worked with a wide range of people to help them better understand themselves, their relationships and life experiences; learn about their feelings, choices and behaviours and, where appropriate, make changes to their lives.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

I offer private Counselling and Psychotherapy online (via zoom) and in-person.

Sessions are 1 hour and cost £60, payable by transfer in advance of the session.

The therapy I offer is open-ended, generally lasting between six sessions to one year or more, depending on the concerns and goals for therapy.

The first step is to arrange an introductory assessment session, to provide an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss the issues which have brought you to therapy and agree a way forward.

If you have any questions, would like to arrange a free 15 minute call or book an introductory session please email me and I'll get back to you asap. 

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The Town Hall, St. Georges Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Zoom

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Melanie Elliott
Melanie Elliott