Melanie Griffiths

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Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12
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About me

I am a person centred children’s counsellor with over 18 years experience of working with local children and families. I fully understand how difficult it is being a parent/carer to children and adolescents.  Often, we as parents try our very best, but sometimes we do need to reach out and ask for help. This is the first step of that journey by reading this and thinking about some family support.

I understand that it is sometimes very hard,  the thought of talking to a stranger about your feelings, but I work in a calm environment in a private garden room which is relaxing and safe. I always work face-to-face with children and walk alongside the client, so they can make their own decisions with the aim to make them feel more confident. I use props and artwork to help the child to express themselves in a creative way.

Alongside working one-to-one with children I offer systemic family therapy, this can help those in close relationships to better understand and support each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family, strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationship and their lives. Research shows family therapy is useful for children, young people, adults and older adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties and interpersonal issues and circumstances, across the family life cycle. I am happy to work online with parents/carers or face to face. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 18 years experience of working in local schools as a Children’s Counsellor. During this period I have worked to help many individual children and families. I continue to work in schools and provide private counselling sessions at my home in Ulverston.

I am fully insured, member of the British Association of counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and DBS checked.

I have off road parking and accessible private garden room away from the main house. Each session is one hour. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees are to be paid in full straight after the session and 24 hours cancellation is required if possible. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have no space available for evening sessions.

Further information

On making contact for the first time we can arrange a free telephone consultation to answer and questions you may have and to make a plan together to hopefully improve your current situation. 

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12

Type of session

In person

Key details

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