Melanie Fellowes

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8
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About me

You may be suffering from a loss, struggling with events from your past, or troubled by certain relationships. Or life may have thrown you a curve ball such as divorce, separation, redundancy, and you are still reeling from the fallout. Perhaps these issues have raised emotions you feel are taking over your everyday life and you are full of anxiety or are suffering from low mood.  You may be feeling alone as you don't want to burden others with your problems. As a fully qualified therapist, registered with the BACP, I believe that a relationship of trust and collaboration helps us to find our own answers and gain insights into what may help to produce change. It requires commitment and hard work, and there are no easy solutions, but I believe that we all have the capacity and ability to explore difficulties, and over time can feel empowered to face life's current and future challenges. Very often, even the first session can bring some relief and start to nurture small changes. 

It is difficult to choose someone you feel you could comfortably open up to and it is important to find the right person for you. With this in mind I offer a free initial brief telephone call so that we can talk about what you would like to gain from therapy, and you can ask any questions about how we would work together. 

I provide long and short-term therapy but we will review on a regular basis the number of sessions you would like. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7). 

Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills.

Masters and PhD in Law.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.  

I continuously update my knowledge and expertise through attending relevant workshops and training events which have included work on: trauma, suicide awareness, couples counselling, bereavement, depression and young people, ADHD and Neurodiversity. 

I have regular professional supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and safely. 

I work with adults and young people aged 16+.  I have worked in a sixth form college and, having been an academic at a University for many years, I have an awareness of the pressures young people face and the ways in which they can affect them.  I have worked for a bereavement service, and currently volunteer as a counsellor at a charitable organisation, helping clients to explore past relationships, loss, anxiety, low self-esteem, and anger management. 

Member organisations

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

I will provide a welcoming, non-judgemental, confidential space for us to explore those areas in your life which are causing you distress or anxiety. I will listen to you, empathically and sensitively, genuinely see you as an individual, and help you to explore and make sense of your particular concerns with the aim of finding your own way to move forward. 

Denby Dale, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The office is on the first floor and I am afraid that there is no wheelchair access. There is a pleasant waiting area and plenty of parking. The room is warm, light and welcoming as I know how important it is to feel comfortable and relaxed.

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Melanie Fellowes
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