Melanie Fieldhouse

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MBACP (Accredited) Post Grad Dip
Available for new clients
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Glasgow G77 & G74
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. Do you struggle with feelings of not fitting in? Are you hard on yourself? Do you sometimes feel 'not good enough'?

Maybe you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Are there things going unspoken in your life?

Then maybe I can help.

I aim to provide a space where you can be yourself and talk about things from your point of view.  What matters to me is what matters to you.  

About Me

I'm a qualified and professionally registered person- centred and compassion-focused therapist. I believe that we can lead happier, more confident and connected lives and develop the ability cope with life's challenges if we have somebody alongside us to help us feel:

  • seen, heard and validated. 
  • we can express ourselves without fear of judgement.
  • we are treated genuinely, with respect and trust. 

You might wonder how any of this can help but it's surprising how rarely we are offered this sort of support. In everyday life people often want to share their point of view rather than listen to ours. They often think they know what's best for us and what we should say or do.

My work is about hearing your voice and giving you the chance to talk about your needs.  Sometimes our work will be about what you want for yourself and how you might achieve this. At other times, life can just be hard and not everything can be 'fixed' but your pain still needs to be shared. 

Acknowledging what hurts and is difficult can help reduce feelings of isolation and be the first step towards healing.  It can also help you be more compassionate towards yourself.

This focus on yourself can seem selfish or unfamiliar but, for me, it's about self-care and is an investment in your wellbeing and relationships.

If you recognise any of these challenges, struggles or hopes I mention here, then please get in touch by phone or email. 

Best wishes


Training, qualifications & experience

Nov 2023- Train the trainer -8 week Compassionate Mind Training Programme.  Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland - Balanced Minds

2022 – 2023 – Diploma in Compassion Focused Therapy – Paul Gilbert The Compassionate Mind Foundation.

2021 2022 - Certified Cyber Therapist - Online Therapy Institute

2020 – 2021  – Certificate in Creative Supervision -Online – Jenny Biancardi

2015 – Post Graduate Diploma – Person Centred Therapy – Strathclyde University

2012- PDA – Addiction Counselling – Anniesland College

2012 HNC – Counselling – Anniesland College

2009 AQA level 3 Advanced Counselling Certificate – Ystrad Mynach College

2008 OCN -3 Advanced Counselling Skills Certificate Ystrad Mynach College

2006- FETAC- (Distinction) Addiction studies. Dundrum College

2002 OCN 2- Basic counselling skills. Crosskeys College

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Therapies offered


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minutes telephone call to explore what you are looking for and whether we're a good fit. 

Please note the fee for East Kilbride is £60 per hour due to room hire cost. 

Further information

Completed training in mindfulness through the Mindfulness Association

Mindfulness based living course Level 1 (2017 -year long course)

Compassion focused mindfulness Level 2 (2018 -year long course)

Insight training level 3 (2019 -year long course)

I began teacher training in 2019 - This course was postponed due to the pandemic, hope to finish it in coming year. 

Live well to die well mindfulness training 2022-23 

8A St. James Avenue, East Kilbride, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, G74 5QD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Unfortunately the counselling room is on the first floor. I offer online therapy also.

Online platforms



In person

I offer supervision to both qualified counsellors and students.

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Melanie Fieldhouse
Melanie Fieldhouse