Melanie Groarke

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Bakewell DE45 & Chesterfield S40
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

I am a warm and supportive Counsellor and Psychotherapist, currently offering sessions online.  I work with clients facing many challenges including anxiety, family issues, stress at home and at work and bereavement.    I am an experienced Hospice Counsellor and support people living with a terminal diagnosis, their family, friends and carers, .  I support adults exploring a diagnosis of ADHD and ASD for themselves or their children.

 I am committed to walking alongside you on your journey towards a life lived with happiness and fulfilment, exploring aspects of your life which you may not feel able to do with family or friends.
Life is often busy and we can experience  a sense of being overwhelmed and feelings of not being able to cope, we can feel as though we are losing ourselves, and our sense of who we are. This can lead to anxiety and can impact our relationships, families and work and can lead to us suppressing parts of ourselves to fit in with  or please others or avoid judgement. Whatever stage of life you are at, I would like to offer you a safe space where you can explore your feelings with acceptance and we can work together to discover a more positive future. I will always work with you to help you feel safe, heard and understood.

Whether you are seeking support around your past or present, I provide a safe space where the focus is on you and the problems that you are facing where you can speak openly and really be heard.

I support individuals who are living with a terminal diagnosis, their family, friends and carers.

I am able to offer you support in exploring your grief following bereavement, however recent or long ago, and have additional experience supporting those who have lost a life partner at a young age who are navigating the unique challenges which this brings including managing your own grief whilst supporting grieving children, lone parenting and returning to the workplace.

I have a particular interest in neurodiversity and supporting adults seeking assessment for ASD or ADHD, and adults coming to terms with a diagnosis as well as parents navigating their child’s neurodivergent world.

Regardless of your reason for seeking support, I will provide you with a safe and welcoming space where you can talk openly and honestly and be really heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy

Graduate Certificate in Counselling

Bereavement Support

Experience working within a hospice and for a bereavement charity

Experience working with Blue Light Services and Medics

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Early widowhood
  • Losing a life partner 
  • Living with a terminal diagnosis


£55.00 per session

When I work

I currently have limited availability for online clients.

Further information

Reaching out to contact a counsellor is the first part of the journey and can be incredibly difficult which is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone or video call to answer any questions which you may have before deciding whether we may work well together.

The idea of sharing your most personal feelings can be very challenging, but many clients find that once they begin to open up in a warm and safe space, they feel as though a weight has lifted.

In the first 50 minute session we can explore what has brought you to counselling and how we may work together to achieve your goals. If we agree at the end of session that we would like to work together, we can discuss how we may move forward and the next stage of the journey will begin. I will always work with you to help you feel safe, heard and understood.

Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Melanie Groarke
Melanie Groarke