Melanie Elliott, Counsellor & Psychotherapist (BSc, PGCert, PGDip, MBACP)

Melanie Elliott, Counsellor & Psychotherapist (BSc, PGCert, PGDip, MBACP)

Ilkley Osteopathic Practice
79 Leeds Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8EG

01943 817 117

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About me

Finding the resilience to cope in life can be difficult. At times, the challenges we face can feel out of our control or overwhelming, this can leave us feeling lost, stuck or resentful.

Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship difficulties or health issues. You may be living with stress, low-self-esteem, anxiety or depression. You may struggle with feelings of shame or fear, or perhaps you are simply seeking a better work/life balance.

By exploring life issues, thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting, I can help you gain insight and develop understanding. I have worked with a wide range of people to help them better understand themselves, their relationships and their situation, learn about their feelings, choices and behaviours and, where appropriate, make changes to their lives. I work in an open, empathic and non-judgmental way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship from which a process of growth can occur.

Through a collaborative therapeutic process, you can open yourself up to a new level of understanding, find acceptance and/or the resolve to make changes, ultimately reconnecting with or discovering the person you truly are.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold a BSc Degree in Psychology, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and identity issues. I have helped people experiencing difficulties as a result of relationship, health and work issues; loss, trauma, abuse and much more.

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Sessions last 60 minutes and cost £50, payable by cash or card.

Further information

I offer open-ended therapy, generally lasting between six sessions to one year or more, depending on the client’s concerns and goals for therapy. Short-term counselling can be useful when focussing on a specific issue or life event. Longer-term psychotherapy may suit you better if you would like to make changes at a more profound level.

I meet with potential clients for an initial consultation to give us an opportunity to get to know each other and agree a way forward. To arrange an appointment, please call reception on 01943 817 117. Alternatively, if you have any questions please email me -

Maps & Directions

Ilkley, LS29 8EG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Wednesday: 09.00 - 19.00

Thursday: 09.00 - 19.00

Types of client

Older adults