Melanie Frost

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Integrative Therapist BA (Hons)
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Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 3LR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I understand that seeking support can be a daunting prospect but so can living a life which is stressful and difficult. I work in a sensitive and compassionate manner, offering a safe therapeutic space, free from judgement for you to explore life's difficulties at a pace which best suits you. 

I have a passion for understanding trauma and the effects it can have on people in many different areas of life. I will work with you in a safe and ethical way to develop an understanding of your own trauma responses, including behaviours which may be challenging and unhelpful but serve as a coping mechanism in order to feel safe and then build upon your own resilience, healing and capacity for growth.

I have many years of experience of working within the Criminal Justice System, working with those who commit crimes and more recently, survivors of crime. This has driven my passionate belief that everyone is capable of change and growth when afforded the time, a safe space and empathic encouragement.

If you would like to arrange a free consultation so that we can explore your goals for therapy and ease any concerns you may have, please do get in touch either by email, phone or text. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice.
  • Level 3 CPCAB Award in Counselling Studies.
  • Level 2 ABC Award in Counselling Skills.

Training attended:

  • Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • Richard Schwartz: IFS, Healing Approach to Addiction.
  • David Nutt: Addiction, Imagination & the Future.
  • Gabor Mate: Understanding Addiction & Imagination.
  • Working with clients with Disordered Eating.
  • Stephen Porges: Polyvagal Theory.
  • Peter Levine: Somatic Experiencing and Trauma.
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk: Developmental Trauma.
  • Basic Neuroscience of Addiction & Recovery.

I have over 17 years experience of working within the Criminal Justice System working more specifically with issues such as addictions predominantly alcohol and drugs, offending behaviour, anxiety and depression, abuse, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, building and maintaining relationships, managing anger and emotional regulation.

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

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute session.

I usually respond to enquiries within 24 hours. Please check your spam if you do not receive an email.

When I work

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Further information

I am able to offer face to face appointments from my home address. My room is up a flight of stairs. Parking is available.

Lydford Close, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 3LR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Melanie Frost
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