Melanie Jane Fox

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MA., MSc., PGDip, PGCert, UKCP, OEAGG
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Hampton, Surrey, TW12
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I'm Mel, a dedicated Integrative Gestalt therapist committed to supporting children, teenagers, young adults, adults on their journey toward improved mental health, self-discovery and holistic wellbeing. At my private practice, I create a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in the present moment.

About my approach:

In Gestalt therapy, we focus on the here and now, encouraging self-awareness and personal responsibility. Together, we'll work to illuminate patterns, identify barriers to growth, and foster a deeper understanding of your unique experiences. My goal is to facilitate transformative change, helping you build meaningful connections and lead a more fulfilling life.

I am a bilingual Integrative Gestalt Therapist and offer confidential and non-judgmental therapy/counselling in German and English.  Apart from working in my private practice, I work as the Lead Counsellor, Senior Mental Health Lead and Supervisor at Richmond-upon-Thames College.

I also offer supervision.

A little bit about myself and my experience so far:

I have been working as a psychotherapist for 13 years. From 2010 to 2012, apart from being a Secondary School teacher, I worked as a school counsellor and in private practice in Austria.

Then I moved to the UK and from 2012 to December 2015 I worked at Your Space, a company that specialises in offering counselling and therapy to children and teenagers throughout primary and secondary schools in West Sussex. I also offer Play Therapy which is a very helpful way to engage children in therapy.

From 2012 to July 2017, I worked as an associate counsellor at the University of Southampton and the Royal Holloway University, where I helped students and staff deal with personal, academic and work issues in a short-term setting.

Besides working as an associate counsellor, I also worked as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the Royal Holloway University from October 2015 to December 2017, supporting students with more complex mental health diagnoses.

My eight years experience as a secondary school teacher in a comprehensive school in Austria (English, psychology, philosophy and ethics) has helped me greatly in my approach to counselling/therapy with children and adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Gestalt Therapy at the University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria (2023)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision with Relational Change (2022)
  • PGDip Integrative Gestalt Therapy (2010)
  • Mag.phil - equivalent to an MA in English Language and Literature, Psychology, Philosophy and Pedagogy (including a teaching degree) (2004)
  • PG Diploma in Ethics (teaching diploma) (2010)
  • Propaedeutic Diploma in Psychotherapy (preparatory course for MSc  (2006)

Since 2017 I have been working with 16-18 year olds and over 19 year olds as the Lead Counsellor (Clinical Lead) and Senior Mental Health Lead at Richmond-upon-Thames College.

I have completed 550 hours of clinical placements on the psychotherapeutic ward at the Christian-Doppler-Klinik (the equivalent to an NHS hospital) in Salzburg, Austria. I also have four years of experience as a school counsellor in Austria.

In the UK I worked as an associate counsellor for the University of Southampton (2012/13) and from 2014 to December 2017 in a similar capacity at the Royal Holloway University of London.

Since November 2010 working with children and young adults in school settings and private practice (all ages)

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £70 for individual counselling (50 minutes). I have limited availability for concessionary places.
  • £100 for couples counselling (60 minutes)

Payment by cash or bank transfer on the day of the session

When I work

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currently no availability until mid-April

Further information

I am a member of the UKCP and also of the OEAGG (Austrian association for group therapy and group dynamics), which is the Austrian equivalent to the BACP or UKCP and is an organisational member of the EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy).

I hold an enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.

Onsite Parking Available

Hampton, Surrey, TW12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer supervision to trainee and student therapists as well as qualified colleagues. My fee is £65 for a 60 min supervision session

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Melanie Jane Fox
Melanie Jane Fox